The University of Sheffield has recognised the need for research in this area and has invested funds to develop the centre and research into assistive technology and telehealth.
We are members of BATA:
The Home Lab
Our Home Lab mimics the home or care environment and allows volunteer users to simulate living normally, testing a range of technologies whilst being observed and evaluated by researchers. The Home Lab also helps people to define their needs for technology.
Our research is focused around co-design which means that every project we work on will always involve collaborations with one or more of industry, patients and the public, charities, NHS, clinicians, social care providers and local authorities.
CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber
One of our main collaborators is NIHR CLAHRC Yorkshire and Humber, established in 2008 to undertake high-quality health research focused on the needs of patients. A good example of a project we collaborate with CLAHRC YH on is the SMART-Stroke project.
Devices for Dignity (D4D) delivers innovative technology solutions to support people with long-term conditions, preserving their dignity and independence. An example of one of our projects with D4D is the STAR project.