Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Research
Many groups of people, including older and disabled people, and people with long-term conditions, can increasingly be assisted to live independently in their own homes, supported by new developments in technology. Under the broad heading of Assistive Technologies, these include rehabilitation technologies, telecare, telehealth and electronic assistive technology. With an ageing population, and a rising number of people with long-term conditions, more people will in future require such support to enable them to live with independence and dignity in their own homes and communities. Research and innovation is required to develop new user-friendly technologies and technology-supported services and to build an evidence base for their use. This is the mission of the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technologies Research Group.
Learn more about the group and our work.
Listen to a podcast of Professor Mark Hawley's inaugural lecture
The University of Sheffield is establishing the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare
Visit our blog to keep up with the latest news from our research group.
Current research projects include:
Overcoming the Barriers to Mainstreaming Assistive Living Technologies (MALT), Technology Strategy Board Assisted Living Innovation Platform, £1.8M (2011-14)