Kristin Nuckols

MOT, OTR

Kristin Nuckols, MOT, OTR, is the lead occupational therapist at Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, aiding engineers to design and test soft robotic devices for the upper extremity in neurologic populations. Additionally, she is a Research Occupational Therapist and Instructor for Massachusetts General Hospital - Institute of Health Professions, assisting with efforts to investigate the effects of robot-assisted therapy in the stroke population and helping to educate future occupational therapists. She graduated from James Madison University with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree in 2007. She spent the first 10 years of her career specializing in neurologic inpatient rehabilitation at Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Centers in Richmond, VA and outpatient care at Steps for Recovery in Cary, NC. She has a passion for the integration of technology-based treatment practice, performing outcomes research and disseminating evidence on the benefits of the correct utilization of this treatment paradigm throughout her career.

Feb 21 - 7:00 AM PST Tech Curious

Skill-Building Workshops

Integrating Advanced Technology Throughout the Continuum of Care

Advanced technology has existed in the field of rehabilitation medicine for years, however, consistent and effective integration continues to be a challenge for many rehabilitation settings. Despite consistent claims of safety, feasibility, increased repetition in desired skills, and popularity among clients, this treatment paradigm has not surpassed conventional treatment as the standard of practice. This course will incorporate opportunities for technology assessment and sharing of success stories from clinicians who are integrating advanced technology effectively in their areas of practice to improve client outcomes.

7:00 AM PST

Sunday February 21

Integrating Advanced Technology Throughout the Continuum of Care

Advanced technology has existed in the field of rehabilitation medicine for years, however, consistent and effective integration continues to be a challenge for many rehabilitation settings. Despite consistent claims of safety, feasibility, increased repetition in desired skills, and popularity among clients, this treatment paradigm has not surpassed conventional treatment as the standard of practice. This course will incorporate opportunities for technology assessment and sharing of success stories from clinicians who are integrating advanced technology effectively in their areas of practice to improve client outcomes.