Research and development work relating to assistive technology 2013-14

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Great Britain. Department of Health
Department of Health
Date of publication
1 July 2014
Disabled people, Health Services, Older Adults, Social Policy
Social welfare
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The report aims to reflect research and development activity in relation to a wide range of impairments and health conditions and also to reflect the range of government funding programmes across health, social care, education, housing and employment. The report covers any aspect of research and development work in assistive technology, including service provision, research on motivation, cost or patterns of use, as well as technological development. The report includes, in Annex A, a full listing of government and EU funded research into assistive technology in the UK that has started.

The information provided in this report is gathered by desk research, including regular review of online information provided by research organisations, user representative and funding organisations, as well as information from sector journals, and information solicited directly from the research teams. In the year from April 2013-March 2014 FAST recorded 222 projects carrying out research and development activity in assistive technology over the year.

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