Lunch Hour Lectures: Assistive Technology as an Innovation Leader


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Traditionally assistive technology has been the poor relation to healthcare technology. The interdisciplinary nature of assistive technology has been lost. Global Disability Innovation Hub is leading a £40m investment to understand what works in getting assistive technology to the people who need it most. In this lecture Prof Holloway will address the research findings thus far pointing to a new future where assistive technology is a leading component of the innovation industry. The lecture will focus on two emerging areas of knowledge. First, the role of local production in creating appropriate designs which are sustainably manufactured and fit for use within the context of use. Second, the increasing role of both digital and ageing on the creation of new market opportunities. Date: 03 December 2020 Speaker: Professor Catherine Holloway, UCL Professor of Interaction Design and Innovation, UCL's Interaction Centre and Academic Director and Co-Founder of the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) Free to attend, live stream or watch online: More info : Join the conversation on Twitter at #UCLMinds #MadeAtUCL

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