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RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine

RUSK Insights on Rehabilitation Medicine is a top podcast featuring interviews with faculty and staff of RUSK Rehabilitation as well as leaders from other rehabilitation programs around the country. These podcasts are being offered by RUSK, one of the top rehabilitation centers in the world. Your host for these interviews is Dr. Tom Elwood. He will take you behind the scenes to look at what is transpiring in the exciting world of rehabilitation research and clinical services through the eyes of those involved in making dynamic breakthroughs in health care.
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Oct 26, 2022

Veronica Alfaro is a senior Design Technologist on the NYU Population Health Research team. Her work occurs in the intersection between accessibility and health care through the fields of human-centered design, user experience, user interface design, and information visualization. Her most recent focus is on reimagining health care and the use of technology and design to improve the relationship between patients and health care providers in the FuturePractice| HiBRID lab. Additionally, she focuses on the design of frameworks for developing customizable assistive technologies for individuals with disabilities, which she developed as part of her residency in the NYU Ability Project. She has an MPS degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

In Part 2, the following items were discussed: collaboration with entities within and outside of NYU; how design thinking and innovative strategies are influenced by members of specific clinical groups; taking into account during the design process that patients who experience diminishing capacities may have to abandon digital health technologies; possible unintended negative consequences relating to novel digital technologies; challenges involved in the adoption of new technologies; and launching new research endeavors.

 

 

Oct 13, 2022

Veronica Alfaro is a senior Design Technologist on the NYU Population Health Research team. Her work occurs in the intersection between accessibility and health care through the fields of human-centered design, user experience, user interface design, and information visualization. Her most recent focus is on reimagining health care and the use of technology and design to improve the relationship between patients and health care providers in the FuturePractice| HiBRID lab. Additionally, she focuses on the design of frameworks for developing customizable assistive technologies for individuals with disabilities, which she developed as part of her residency in the NYU Ability Project. She has an MPS degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

In Part 1, the following items were discussed: how she became interested in designing assistive technologies; use of 3D printing in producing custom educational materials and medical devices; her role in the the FuturePractice/HiBRID team;  and how the digital health component is integrated into the various FuturePractice/HiBRID activities.

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