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About Novitatech

Novitatech helps individuals to access Assistive Technology (often called AT) to help them move, play, learn and work. If you or your child have difficulty with independently or safely doing everyday tasks, there is a strong chance that the right Assistive Technology will make an important difference in your life.

Assistive Technology refers to equipment and devices which can include anything from a simple device in the kitchen (such as a tap turner to make using them easier), to a power wheelchair or eye gaze controlled communication device.

Novitatech’s staff have specialised knowledge and skills to help children, adults, families, carers select, set-up and access the most appropriate AT to assist with mobility, communication, education and daily living.

Who makes up the Novitatech team?

The Assistive Technology Service team includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, allied health assistants, rehabilitation engineers, orthotists and technicians.

Staff profiles

Andrew Rose

Andrew studied Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering in Scotland. He worked for 15 years in Mobility and Seating services in the UK’s National Health Service, providing services predominantly to adult service users. He has also worked in the accessible and community transport sector and as a mechanical technician within the academic research sector.

He has been in Australia, and at Novita, since 2006. As well as acting as one of the Mobility and Seating clinicians, now providing services mainly to younger clients, Andrew is Team Leader overseeing Standards and Design issues.

He also acts as Team Leader for Novitatech’s Test Laboratory and Electronic Repairs services and represents Novitatech on the ME -067 Australian Standards committee.

Wayne Wurfel

Wayne is the Senior Technician, in the Novitatech Test Laboratory.

Wayne has been the mainstay of Novitatech Testing Laboratory for over 10 years. He oversees the technical work of the test laboratory, testing a wide range of medical equipment to Australian and International standards, for national and international customers. He previously worked for 36 years in the motor vehicle industry in manufacturing, engineering and quality compliance, in roles including metrology and quality engineering.

Wayne holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Diploma in Engineering. He is an authorized signatory for the National Association of Testing Laboratories.

Andrew Rose

Wayne is the Senior Technician, in the Novitatech Test Laboratory.

Wayne has been the mainstay of Novitatech Testing Laboratory for over 10 years. He oversees the technical work of the test laboratory, testing a wide range of medical equipment to Australian and International standards, for national and international customers. He previously worked for 36 years in the motor vehicle industry in manufacturing, engineering and quality compliance, in roles including metrology and quality engineering. Wayne holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Diploma in Engineering. He is an authorized signatory for the National Association of Testing Laboratories.