Assistive Technology (AT) is any product or service designed to enable independence for disabled and older people.
The Department of Health have decided to end the independent production of the annual report to Parliament on research and development work relating to assistive technology and to dramatically scale back the information provided to the sector. Find out more here about how you can support FAST to act as an information resource for the sector.
You can still search our database of UK Assistive Technology research projects, here. However please be aware that as of July 2014 this database is no longer being updated due to the termination of funding by the Department of Health.
Fast would like to thank all our supporters and colleagues who have followed us on twitter, but as the Department of Health are no longer funding us to provide an information resource to the sector then our twitter account will not be updated until this decision is reversed.
Because of the Department's decision to stop funding the information resource, then the FAST bulletins are no longer being produced.
Find out more here about how you can support FAST to continue to provide information to the sector.
Commissioned by the Department of Health and presented to Parliament each July, FAST has reported on AT research and development activity across the UK for the past 15 years. Providing a comprehensive report on all AT research being funded by the UK government, this has been a valuable resource for the sector. Download what may be the final report in the series, from the Department of Health website, here [external link] or the FAST website, here.
The Technology Strategy Board's Assisted Living Innovation Platform (TSB ALIP) funded a number of projects to look at economic and business models (EBM) for assisted living.
Chart the global interest in UK assistive technology research and development activity.