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The Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organizations

CATCH Professor Luc de Witte appointed as President of GAATO: The Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organizations.

19 August 2020

Stepping Out to Save Lives

A successful project and collaboration between the University of Sheffield and the Community Health Division of Bangalore Baptist Hospital.

5 August 2020

Published Article on Taylor & Francis Online: Dimensions of invisibility – insights into the daily realities of persons with disabilities living in rural communities in India

Professor Luc de Witte's article has been published on Taylor & Francis Online, Open Access and will be assigned to the latest issue of Disability & Society.

14 July 2020

Publication: ‘Usability, Acceptability, and Effectiveness of Web-Based Conversational Agents to Facilitate Problem Solving in Older Adults: Controlled Study’

Our colleagues at the University of Sheffield have released a new publication in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. The results of the study support the potential of chatbots to deliver psychotherapy during Covid-19 and to play a key role in helping people with issues around their health and wellbeing.

18 June 2020

Spotlight on Telemedicine in ongoing Heart Failure Care

Professor Mark Hawley has contributed to a new policy paper, 'Telemedicine in ongoing Heart Failure Care', from the Heart Failure Policy Network.

9 June 2020

New Publication in JMIR ‘The Use of a Smartphone App and an Activity Tracker to Promote Physical Activity in the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Randomized Controlled Feasibility Study’

The feasibility study was recently published by the Journal of Medical Internet Research mHealth based on research undertaken by the CATCH team working with colleagues from the NHS and collaborating Universities.

9 June 2020

CATCH member’s paper recognised in BJPsych Open as one of the 20 noteworthy publications

Kaufman K. (2020) BJPsych Open fifth anniversary editorial: This editorial celebrates the journal’s fifth anniversary by reviewing the history of BJPsych Open, what has been accomplished and where they strive to go (planned trajectory).

9 June 2020

Computerised speech and language therapy or attention control added to usual care for people with long-term post-stroke aphasia: the Big CACTUS three-arm RCT

Dr Rebecca Palmer announces The Big CACTUS monograph has been published in Health Technology Assessment. This is a full report of the randomised controlled trial of self managed word finding therapy on a computer. Find details of the computer therapy, study protocol, detailed results, health economic evaluation, fidelity assessment, patient and public involvement and an in depth discussion of how computer therapy can contribute to delivery of speech and language therapy for aphasia. The report also contains links to resources used throughout the study.

7 May 2020