Expertos

Silvana

Contepomi

- Argentina -

Graduate in Physical Therapy with more than 30 years of experience in Neurorehabilitation. Therapist and teacher specialized in the area of Positioning in sitting and mobility for 20 years. Trainer of the WHO WSTP, she taught in South Africa, Mexico and Bhutan. He participated in several conferences at the national and international level. Currently, she complemented the care of people with mobility limitations with the 24-hour Postural Care Management approach of which she is a trainer.

Evaluation for users with extensive
positioning needs

Sara

munera

- Colombia -

Physiotherapist with a master's degree in Rehabilitation Sciences. I work in Colombia and the United States and have experience in training for the provision of chairs of the World Health Organization in Kenya, South Africa, Colombia and Mexico. He did a training in Japan on intellectual and developmental disabilities with the international cooperation agency JICA. Trainer certified by ISWP, and professional in technical aids ATP-RESNA.

Tilting and reclining: indications
and contraindications

Carolina

toro

- Colombia -

General Physician from the CES University with a specialization in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from the University of Antioquia. She is a CIF WHO / PAHO / CEMECE instructor and participated in the certification program in assistive technology at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, he made a specialization in Neurological Rehabilitation from the National Autonomous University of Mexico.
She is currently a member of the Mobility and Sedestation STAFF of the Antioquia Rehabilitation Committee and a specialist in rehabilitation at the same institution, and a teacher at the Faculties of Medicine and Physiotherapy of the CES University

Mobility in Children

Mark R.

Schmeler

- USA -

Doctor in Rehabilitation Sciences, Professional in Assistive Technologies and Occupational Therapist. He is the vice president of education and training in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh. He oversees the Master of Science in Rehabilitation Technology and Continuing Education curricula in the field of Assistive Technology. He is also the director of the International Seating Symposium when it is organized every two years in the USA.
With over 30 years of clinical experience and continues to practice as an occupational therapist and assistive technology professional at the Center for Assistive Technology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
He is the co-developer of the Functional Mobility Assessment (FMA) and works on telerehabilitation application research, product development and online education.
He also works in collaboration with national organizations as an advocate for adequate access to assistive technology devices and services. He was part of the Board of Directors of RESNA and is a member of RESNA.

Current Trends in Online Assistive Technology Training // LATAM FMA (Functional Mobility Assessment)

Yasmín

García 

​- México -

Biomedical Engineer, from the Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA) with a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Sciences and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Professional in Assistive Technology certified by the North American Society for Rehabilitation Engineering (RESNA). She has worked in Mexico and the US as a Rehabilitation Engineer in the area of research, design, evaluation, production and appropriate provision of assistive technology in low- and middle-income countries. In Mexico, he worked at the CITeR (Center for Rehabilitation Engineering and Technology) of the UIA; as Professor of Assistive Technology and Coordinator of the Department of Bioengineering of the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico (UAEM). In the USA, he worked at the Human Engineering Research Laboratory (HERL) of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Pittsburgh, and at the Children's Rehabilitation Institute of Teleton USA (CRITUSA) in San Antonio, Texas, coordinating the Assistive Technology Department.

He has experience co-training rehabilitation professionals in the World Health Organization Wheelchair Service Package in Mexico and Honduras.

He currently works as a Technical Advisor for United Cerebal Palsy Wheels for Humanity, a non-profit foundation in Los Angeles, California, USA, coordinating the “Wheelchair User's Voice” project, an investigation funded by Google.org in El Salvador, and advising in other projects implemented by UCPW and funded by USAID.

The Wheelchair User's Voice

Ana Luiza Allegretti

- USA -

Occupational Therapist from the Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas with a Master's Degree in Infant Neuromotor Development from the Mackenzie Presbyterian University, a Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Science and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh, a Doctorate in Rehabilitation Sciences from the University. from Pittsburgh and Postdoctoral in Rehabilitation Science and Technology from the University of Pittsburgh.
He served as chief occupational therapist at the Wheelchair Postural Adequacy and Mobility Clinic at the Association for the Assistance to Disabled Children (AACD-SP). He currently works in the Occupational Therapy Department at the UT Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas.

Measurement Terminology

Karl Arthur Kemmerer

- USA -

Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation with Master of Science in Rehabilitation Technology from the University of Pittsburgh. Online Continuing Education Coordinator in the Rehabilitation Science and Technology Department (RST), where he administers the RST continuing education content and the "AT CERT" assistive technology course.
His research focuses on assistive technologies, telehealth and home modification. It continues to participate in projects that promote access to the home and the community for people with disabilities. Additionally, he is on the topic of creating and managing online courses, designing curriculum, and using research and technology to create effective educational tools at the University of Pittsburgh.

Current Trends in Online Assistive Technology Training

Yudith Chivatá Chivatá

- Colombia -

Medical Specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Master in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Technical Aids
Professor of Orthotics, prosthetics and technical aids at the Universidad del Bosque.

She is a candidate for a Master of Orthotics, Prosthetics and Assistive Technology. Professor of orthotics, prosthetics and assistive technology at Universidad el Bosque / IPS Rangel consultation of Orthotics, prosthetics and assistive technology

Technical solutions in mobility systems in active adult patients.