Technology to Transform Lives in Southern California

Casa Colina's Technology Center is one of only a few facilities in California to offer the most recent, innovative assistive technologies in a hospital-based setting.

Here you'll find a highly trained staff of physical, occupational, and speech therapists, some of whom are certified Assistive Technology Professionals (ATPs), plus state-of-the-art assistive technology devices, software, and remote-controlled equipment to maximize your rehabilitation potential and overall quality of life.

Our team works with physicians, other therapists, outside assistive technology vendors, and outside community resources to help evaluate patients' cognition, muscle strength, balance, coordination, gait, hearing, speech, and vision. Their goal is to match you with the most appropriate technology to help you improve your activities of daily living in the home, at school, or at work.

Who will benefit from the Casa Colina Technology Center?

We offer a wide range of assistive devices to help further enhance patients' rehabilitation and foster independence. The Technology Center is suited for inpatients and outpatients with a wide variety of acquired or genetic medical conditions resulting in mild to severe physical disabilities, including but not limited to:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Stroke and other neurological conditions
  • Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, and other degenerative diseases
  • Amputations
  • Developmental disabilities

Something for nearly every physical challenge

Casa Colina provides a broad range of innovative products and equipment to help patients of all ages and abilities overcome physical challenges, including augmentative and communication assistive devices to help those with speech and language deficits communicate with others. There are also assistive devices to help mobility-impaired patients manage their environments, including remote-controlled equipment to turn on lights or fans, open and close doors, and operate phones, televisions, and computers.

Our adaptive technology resources include:

  • Adaptive computer equipment including voice-recognition and voice-activated software and devices
  • Adaptive Driving Program, including equipment and training for a wide range of physical challenges
  • Adaptive phones from the California Telephone Access Program
  • Audiology services, including testing and fitting for hearing assistive technology
  • Bioness NESS L300 electrical stimulation unit for those with "foot drop"
  • Bioness H200 electrical stimulation unit for those with limited upper extremity range of motion and function
  • Bioness Integrated Therapy System (BITS) to increase peripheral vision, depth perception, awareness, eye-hand coordination, and reaction time
  • Blind assistive technology for low vision and the neurologically impaired
  • Computerized pressure mapping for safe and comfortable wheelchair seating
  • Dartfish Motion Analysis to record movement that can be measured and analyzed in slow motion
  • Delsys Surface EMG System to record muscle function and response
  • Electronic gaming systems such as Nintendo Wii to encourage balance, coordination, and endurance
  • Exoskeleton Technology Program to improve mobility and decrease spasticity
  • Gait Rite to examine how specific muscles work during activity
  • Neurocom BalanceMaster to diagnose and treat vestibular and balance conditions
  • RTI E-Stim Bike to stimulate upper and lower body while cycling from a wheelchair
  • SMARTfit Mini to enhance visual, cognitive, and motor connectivity for individuals undergoing neurological, orthopedic, or sports rehabilitation
  • VitalStim therapy for swallowing difficulties

Whether you or your loved one needs assistive devices for the home, office, or school, we'll carefully consider those that will offer the greatest comfort and independence. Before you invest in certain types of equipment, you may have an opportunity to try it out first in our clinical setting. We offer education to help patients learn how to use these assistive technology devices in an outside setting. And once the appropriate equipment is ordered and delivered to the patient, Casa Colina therapists will also provide on-site training to ensure proper use and maximum efficiency and benefits to the patient.

We require a doctor's referral for the Casa Colina Technology Center. We accept most preferred insurance providers, including Medicare. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call our Outpatient Center at 909/596-7733, ext. 3500.