10-29-09 2pm EDT/1pm CDT/12n MDT/11am PDT


Topic: Assistive Technology: Knowledge Gaps – Risk Management Issues & the Medical Device Link by Patrece Banks

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2. Highlighted Caller – each week we will highlight one caller to give a brief introduction

3. Topic: Assistive Technology: Knowledge Gaps – Risk Management Issues & the Medical Device Link

Patrece Banks has spent the last 5 years researching falls, mobility issues relating to medical devices and assistive technology devices. Mobility is key to independence and devices play a major role yet little is understood when it comes to intended use, safety, risk management and paying for it. The correlation between assistive technology and medical devices is not understood although medical devices are coming to the forefront in areas of safety, efficacy and intended use.

In 2008 Patrece Banks was recognized as one of the most innovative product designers for Outta Bed®. She is the Aging-In-Place Columnist for Baby Boomer Knowledge Center and a participant in the FDA Hospital Bed Safety Workgroup. Patrece is a consultant, innovator, speaker and writer focusing on Seniors/Boomers, risk management, and Aging-In-Place issues.

4. Next week: Susan Ayers Walker from Smart Silvers speaks. Susan writes for consumers about technology and aging — her work can be seen on AARP.ORG, Silvers Sunmmit , Caring.com and various other sources

This weekly Industry meeting was designed to increase exposure within this 20 billion dollar aging and technology industry. This webinar is free & open to all. About your host: GrandCare Systems is a complete communication, cognition and wellness technology allowing individuals to remain independent, safe & healthy at home. For more information visit: www.grandcare.com. GrandCare is now accepting dealers. To find out more about our dealer program, contact gcsales@homecontrols.com

Hope to catch you on the call tomorrow!

Laura Mitchell
GrandCare Systems

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