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 and we are a member of the Devices for Dignity (D4D) Assistive Technology theme.

We support research projects related to our areas of practice – AAC and EC. If you are a researcher looking to collaborate please do get in touch. We are supported by our research department in running and managing research projects within the NHS Ethical and Governance frameworks.

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.

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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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VocaTempo – Voice Input Communication Aid for Children with Dysarthria Buillding on previous work by the University of Sheffield and ...
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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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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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STAR – Speech Therapy apps for Rehabilitation We were co-applicants on this NIHR (i4i) grant in collaboration with University of ...
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Supporting Communication for those in ICU This project was a collaboration with Imperial College/RCA Helix Centre, Digital Stitch Ltd and ...
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 CARLA (D4D). 2014. As part of our partnership with Devices for Dignity we developed an accessible receptive language assessment for ...
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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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CM AAC Evidence Base Project

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


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