The University of Sheffield has recognised the need for research in this area and compounded with HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council England) has invested funds to develop the centre and research into assistive technology and telehealth.

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.

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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.