University of the Sciences and BTE Technologies, Inc. cut the ribbon on the new BTE Technologies Advanced Evaluation and Rehabilitation Lab housed in the University’s Samson College of Health Sciences on May 12, 2011. BTE donated equipment and services in excess of a quarter million dollars for the benefit of education, training, and research.
Widely regarded as the leading provider of advanced solutions for rehabilitation and impairment testing, BTE Technologies, Inc. is making a significant investment with Samson College that includes three major pieces of equipment, plus training, service, and maintenance.
“The BTE Technologies Advanced Evaluation and Rehabilitation Lab is a wonderful opportunity for the students and faculty in our occupational therapy, physical therapy, and exercise science and wellness management programs,” said Dr. Laurie Sherwen, dean of Samson College. “They will be working with cutting edge equipment for the benefit of patient care while conducting collaborative research projects. These projects may, in time, lead to new innovations in the allied health professions and beyond.”
USciences received three pieces of equipment:
- PrimusRS – comprehensive rehabilitation system for multi-joint testing, orthopedic rehab, neuromuscular reeducation, and advanced musculoskeletal training of the upper and lower extremities and the core.
- EvalTech – advanced human performance evaluation system for conducting complete functional capacity evaluations with comprehensive, automated reports.
- MCU – Multi-Cervical Unit – revolutionary system for objective assessment and rehabilitation of individuals suffering from neck pain, whiplash associated disorders (WAD), and general cervical spine disorders.
“This gift from BTE links our leadership in the technology of human performance with Samson College’s excellence in hands-on education and research,” said Chuck Wetherington, president of BTE Technologies, Inc. “In donating our latest technology and ongoing support for both undergraduate curriculum and postgrad research, we are entering into a fruitful relationship with the great minds at USciences. This mutual exchange of insights and ideas will help drive continual advancements in patient care and outcomes worldwide.”
BTE provides leading evidence-based physical and occupational therapy equipment to clinics and hospitals. BTE’s Employer Payer Services leverage expertise in human physical performance evaluation to deliver higher workplace productivity and lowered workers comp claims through a continuum of care, beginning with physical demands analysis and post offer of employment testing. With BTE, people and companies perform better. For more information, visit btetech.com.
At University of the Sciences, students embark on a challenging learning experience in a proving ground for successful professionals in the science and healthcare-related fields. A private institution dedicated to education, research, and service, and distinguished as the nation’s first college of pharmacy, the University has produced leaders in the science and healthcare marketplaces since its founding in 1821. Students in USciences’ five colleges learn to excel in scientific analysis and to apply their skills to improving healthcare in the lives of people worldwide through such disciplines as pharmacy, biology, physical therapy, healthcare business, and health policy. For more information, visit usciences.edu.