Assistive Technology (AT) is any product or service designed to enable independence for disabled and older people.
Search our database of UK Assistive Technology research projects here.
FAST's future is in question due to the Department of Health's sudden decision 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 scope of the report. Find out more here and find out how you can support FAST.
Commissioned by the Department of Health and presented to Parliament each July, FAST reports on AT research and development activity across the UK. Providing a comprehensive report on all AT research being funded by the UK government, this is a valuable resource for the sector. Download the report 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.