Dr. Therese Willkomm Presents at 2018 Gerontech and Innovation Expo Summit in Hong Kong

DURHAM, N.H. – On November 24, 2018, Therese Willkomm, Ph.D., a Clinical Associate Professor at the Institute on Disability presented at the 2018 Gerontech and Innovation Expo Summit (GIES) in Hong Kong.

She presented during the third plenary session, Use of Technologies to Enhance the Quality of Living of People with Disabilities, along with experts from Hong Kong, Australia, and Japan.

“It was truly an amazing experience and an honor to be asked to speak at this conference,” shares Dr. Willkomm. “I learned about the amazing advancements that many experts in Asia have been making and am looking forward to implementing their ideas here in New Hampshire.”

The GIES showcases local and foreign innovation products and ideas that use technology to enable social inclusion and integration to provide better support for people as they age.

Therese Willkomm, Ph.D., ATP, directs the NH Statewide Assistive Technology (ATinNH) program with the Institute on Disability and is a clinical associate professor in the University of New Hampshire’s Department of Occupational Therapy. Known internationally as “The MacGyver of Assistive Technology” and more recently as an expert in iPad modifications and apps for individuals with disabilities, Dr. Willkomm has provided AT services for over 30 years. During that time, she has designed and fabricated over 1,200 solutions for individuals with disabilities including her patented A.T. Pad Stand, a multi-use assistive technology mounting device to provide hands-free holding solutions for individuals who experience paralysis. She has appeared on RFD TV, CNN, NPR Science Friday and has received numerous honors and awards including being invited to speak at the 2016 White House Summit on Technology and Disability. For more information visit www.atinnh.org.