Barron Associates employees Rick Adams and Eileen Krepkovich, along with a team of student volunteers from the Mary Baldwin University (MBU) Occupational Therapy Doctorate Program, presented and demonstrated the Virtual Occupational Therapy Application (VOTA) at the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) 2017 Annual Conference & Exposition in Philadelphia, PA from March 30 – April 1, 2017. The Barron Associates booth included a hands-on demo of simulated activities of daily living including meal preparation, gardening, pet care, and laundry. The response was overwhelmingly positive, with an almost continuous stream of therapists, administrators, and rehabilitation industry participants “playing” the Kinect-enabled demo. On Saturday, April 1, the team, led by MBU Professor Allingon Ellington, presented the results of the completed VOTA clinical trials at a special AOTA Tech Day forum. The total conference attendance was approximately 15,000.
This was the official post-FDA clearance commercial roll-out of VOTA under its new name SaeboVR. SaeboVR will be marketed and distributed under and exclusive agreement with Saebo, Inc., a worldwide leader in rehabilitation products. Saebo is currently taking sign-ups for 10-day free trials of the SaeboVR system, which will be available in Summer 2017. For more information, contact Saebo, Inc. (www.saebo.com, 888.284.5433).
The photo below-left shows the combined Barron Associates, MBU, Saebo group at AOTA 2017. Below-right shows the Barron Associates-SaeboVR booth.