The Smart Apartment is an interactive model that replicates a typical home, but with one very important difference: it is equipped with an array of assistive technology and universal design features that enable individuals with disabilities to control their surroundings.
The Smart Apartment allows physical, occupational, and speech therapists, as well as assistive technologists, to work with patients one-on-one, identifying and customizing the most appropriate technology and practicing the activities-of-daily living techniques which meet the individual’s goals.
About Helen Hayes Hospital
As one of the country’s first physical rehabilitation facilities, Helen Hayes Hospital is widely recognized as a leader in rehabilitation medicine and research. For over 100 years, we have helped restore function to individuals with catastrophic injuries and chronic disabling illnesses, enabling them to move on to active, productive, independent and fulfilling lives.
Our team approach to care challenges our patients to not only meet, but to exceed their goals. We support them with state-of-the-art equipment and technology and provide their families with the compassion and information needed to make recovery a reality. Patients from around the country are drawn to our beautiful 105-acre campus with magnificent Hudson River views, located 35 minutes north of New York City. www.helenhayeshospital.org