This Department of Health report gives an overview of government-funded projects to support the development, introduction and evaluation of assistive technology. Assistive technologies are intended to broaden the activities, independence and / or wellbeing of disabled and older people.
This annual report is published in accordance with Section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970. Section headings in this report comprise:
- The policy context.
- Innovation and growth.
- Responding to the impact of a fall.
- Recovering and regaining abilities.
- Tomorrow’s technology.
- Location aware and active.
- Healthy communities.
- Making Smart TV smarter.
- Inclusive future.
- Building social networks.
- Staying in touch.
- Effective communication flows.
- Annex A: Complete listing of AT research and development activity 2012-13
Assistive technology for disabled and older people: research and development work. Presented to Parliament pursuant to Section 22 of the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970. London: Department of Health, July 10th 2013.
[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 8, July 2013].