ATSE has completed the project Assistive Health Technologies for Independent Living and was publically launched September 2014.
The project set out to explore whether a person-centred interdisciplinary network of experts can enable healthy and fulfilling independent living for the aged and people with disability through the adoption of assistive technologies for home-based healthcare. Additionally explored were the benefits of an interdisciplinary approach to the technological, social and ethical issues surrounding technology-based approaches for housing for aged and people with disability.
The report highlights a new national network would create an environment to bring technologies to mainstream users, based on market demand. The network could undertake the critical task of connecting research with service delivery and accelerating innovation in the system.
This project was undertaken by ATSE for the Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) as part of the program Making Interdisciplinary Research Work. Further information on earlier reports and the Assistive Health Technologies for Independent Living report can be found on the ACOLA website. This work was funded by the ARC Linkage Learned Academics Special Projects Funding program.
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