Background: Nasoni has been selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to design, develop and demonstrate a sensor-driven smart faucet that can enable and empower independent drinking and grooming for individuals impacted by spinal cord injury (SCI). And while the focus of the grant is aligned with SCI patients, it is recognized that many others will also benefit from the technology Nasoni will develop under the grant.
How you can help: We need your help to ensure we truly understand the challenges you face on a day-to-day basis in using the bathroom faucet. Or, in the case of caregivers or facilities that support those living with SCI, the challenges you face in helping them perform activities of daily living (ADLs).
C-Level Corporate Officer
As a physical therapist, athletic trainer, and director of ODU Monarch Physical Therapy (ODU MPT), I recognize a strong market need for assistive technologies that support activities of daily living (ADL) for individuals with impaired motor function. This is especially true for those impacted by high-level spinal cord injuries (SCI), as their functional independence and quality of life (QoL) are often significantly reduced. Therefore, I and my team are participating in this NIH Phase 1 effort and collaborating with the Nasoni team to prototype and assess the usability of the Access-H20 smart faucet design.
Dr. Lisa Koperna, Clinical Director, ODU Monarch Physical Therapy
Dr. Lisa Koperna
Clinical Director and Principal Investigator
Dr. Anna Jeng
Dr. Meredith Gohsman
Speech Language Pathologist
Occupational Therapist / Certified Lymphedema Therapist /MOT QTR/L CLT