ATSE has explored the establishment of an enabling assistive technologies network, a concept that arose from discussions with the National Enabling Technologies Strategy Group (NETS). Support was provided by the Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE).
ATSE convened a high level workshop in Sydney, 25-26 October 2012, to explore the potential to establish an emerging assistive and medical technologies network in Australia. The Workshop highlighted the opportunities and challenges emerging from the application of assistive technologies for older Australians and people with a disability; the future of the Australian medical technology industry and its possible contribution; the potential for assistive technologies to significantly transform human capabilities; and the role of cross-sectoral collaboration in effective application of enabling technologies.
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