Research

Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare LogoOur Team has a very strong track record of collaboration with the University of Sheffield Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group and the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare.  We also collaborate on projects with other leading research institutions including MMU and UCL.D4D Logo

The team is also a member of the Devices for Dignity (D4D) Healthcare Technology Co-operative and leads the Assistive Technology theme within D4D.

Research Projects

The team is involved in a range of cutting edge developments in the assistive technology field, research carried out by the group has a strong focus on user-centred design.

Kath Broomfield

Unspoken Voices

Unspoken Voices – Kath Broomfield, NIHR Clinical Fellowship We are supporting Kath in her PhD fellowship which is about the ‘unspoken ...
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I-ASC Project

Identifying appropriate symbol communication aids for children who are non speaking We are partners on this NIHR Grant (HS&DR – 14/70/153) in collaboration ...
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CARLA

 CARLA (D4D). 2014. As part of our partnership with Devices for Dignity we developed an accessible receptive language assessment for ...
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Emego

EMGage – Electromyography for control. Phase 1&2 Partners on this SBRI funded project in collaboration with GSPK Design, CATCH and Devices For Dignity. The ...
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VocaTempo

VocaTempo – Voice Input Communication Aid for Children with Dysarthria Buillding on previous work by the University of Sheffield and ...
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STAR

STAR – Speech Therapy apps for Rehabilitation We were co-applicants on this NIHR (i4i) grant in collaboration with University of ...
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ICU App

ICU App (D4D) This project is a collaboration with Imperial College/RCA Helix Centre, Digital Stitch Ltd and Devices for Dignity ...
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AAC Evidence Base

Communication Matters, research matters: evidence of need project. 2011 We were a partner in this project, funded by the Big ...
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D4D AAC Project

Communication aid design – Devices for Dignity AAC project. 2009 We investigated the design requirements of users’ of communication aids, ...
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DfE AAC Grants

DfE Alternative and Augmentative Communication Grant (North Consortia). 2013 We were a project partner within this Department for Education grant work ...
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SPECS

SPECS

Speech-driven Environmental Control Systems (SPECS) We were lead partners on this project which developed a speech driven environmental control system ...
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Sheffield Support Snood

Sheffield Support Snood

HeadUp – The Sheffield Support Snood. 2011 We were partners on the development phase of this head support for people ...
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Gaze Project

Functional Gaze Control in Young Children with Cerebral Palsy. 2013 We supported this project led by UCL looking at functional eye ...
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Maavis

MAAVIS – Simple access to media and communications We were involved in the development and evaluation of this software which aimed ...
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Vivoca

Voice In Voice Output Communication Aid (Vivoca & Vivoca2). 2007, 2009. We were lead partner on these projects in collaboration ...
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