Empower+ is a free demonstration and education space in Center Valley, Pa., for all members of our community to discover a variety of leading-edge and innovative technologies and services that help people live life undefined by diagnosis, disease or injury.

Experience the Possibilities

Located on the first floor of Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Hospital, 3200 Center Valley Parkway, Empower+ is designed to inspire clinicians, patients, family members, community partners and innovators to navigate, collaborate and explore the full potential of available and upcoming technologies that can improve clinical practice, promote greater independence, and preserve dignity and quality of life.

No products are for sale in the space. Rather, visitors to Empower+ can explore these technologies in an up-close, hands-on environment.

Technology Exhibits

What’s in the space? View a full list of technology exhibits available in Empower+.

Light blue '3D' number and letter printed out by a 3D printing machine

Good Shepherd | Moravian University 3D Experience

A collaborative partnership between Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and Moravian University, this space focuses on advancing the use of 3D printing within rehabilitation. The on-site lab is designed to produce 3D-printed tools and devices that promote greater independence and improved quality of life for those living with or recovering from disease or injury, such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation and multiple sclerosis.

The partnership also aims to generate research to better understand clinical applications of 3D printing, as well as create continuing education opportunities for students and clinicians from all professions.

Smart Home Hub

Experience how electronics improve independence, communication, connection, safety, security and productivity for people with disabilities. Examples include video doorbells, environmental controls (i.e., automated light switches), digital assistants, smart electronics and plugs.

smart home automatic control system for lights, thermostat, security system and more

Living in Place

We highlight technologies that allow senior citizens to age more gracefully in their own homes and provide peace of mind for families. Examples include fall-detection sensors, medication reminders and mobility sensors.

Inclusive Education

Try out a variety of technologies and adaptations that make education more accessible for learners of all ages — from adaptive backpacks and 3D-printed grips to self-regulation tools and video magnifiers.

Gamer work space with a mouse, keyboard, hand controller, headphones and smartphone

Adaptive Gaming

Learn about and experience modified video game controllers and adaptive set-ups for individuals to use a computer and participate in gaming — no matter your abilities.

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Virtual Reality/Wearables

Empower+ offers an area where visitors can learn about and experience a variety of virtual reality-based wellness tools. These VR tools can be used to manage a variety of conditions, ranging from chronic pain and stroke to spinal cord injury and autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

Who Can Empower+ Help?

  • Patients and families
  • Clinicians
  • Students
  • Community partners
  • Tech companies
  • Entrepreneurs

Additional Services and Offerings

  • Innovation Alley, where Good Shepherd Rehabilitation employees are profiled for their micro-innovations that impact care, process and more
  • Rotating exhibits to showcase specific categories of technology (e.g., low vision, mindfulness/meditation and adative recreation)
  • Guided, personalized tours
  • Education seminars
  • Adaptive gaming events
  • Networking events

Resources

Learn about Good Shepherd Rehabilitation and community-based resources.

Upcoming Events

Address

3200 Center Valley Parkway, Center Valley, PA 18034

Schedule an Empower+ Session

To schedule a free session with the Empower+ team, reserve your spot by filling out the form below or emailing/calling us at [email protected] or 484.307.6280. Walk-in visitors also are welcome.

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