Lindsey Morris, OTD, OTR/L is a clinical research scientist in the Rehabilitation Science and Technology Department at the University of Pittsburgh. She began her career in the non-profit sector serving as the Director of Programming for the Down Syndrome Association of the Valley where she led a diverse range of advocacy, educational outreach, support, and occupation-based programs. This experience sparked her interest in research and community-based programs to support occupational participation and health of persons with disabilities, which led her to pursue a doctorate of occupational therapy from MGH Institute of Health Professions. Her research interests focus on supporting use of mainstream smart technologies as everyday and assistive technologies in occupation and community-based interventions to improve the health, participation, and quality of life of persons with disabilities and underserved populations.
Fun Tech Fact Questions & Answers:
Q: Mainstream tech device you can’t live without? Why?
A: My apple air tags and the find my phone app are a must or I still would be spending way too much time digging in my purse or searching around my apartment for my phone or keys since.
Q: What was your first cell phone?
A: I first mastered my t9 texting skills on a blue Sprint flip phone with all the latest features including a camera, front preview screen and a pull-out antenna to make sure I always had a good signal lol. Nothing beats that satisfying feeling of flipping your phone closed to end a call.
Q: What mainstream tech device is at the top of your wish list, or, what new tech can you not get enough of?
A: I currently cannot get enough of my robotic vacuum/mop helping me get one step closer to my dream of having a self-cleaning house like in Disney channel movie Smart House! However, the Roborock robotic vacuum/mop with the empty wash fill dock is at the top of my wish list. This robotic vacuum/mop can take cleaning the floors off my to-do list all together with it’s the features including smart mapping navigation, object avoidance, and a docking station that self-empties the robot’s dust and dirty water bins and refills clean water bin.
Q: If you were a mainstream tech device, what would you be, and why?
A: A smartphone because I love learning new things, socializing, and helping people which are all activities my smartphone helps me do on a daily basis!