Locating assistive technology research in a clinical setting : an occupational perspective

FOWLER DAVIS, Sally, EVANS, Laura and CUDD, Peter (2015). Locating assistive technology research in a clinical setting : an occupational perspective. In: AAATE 15 : Advancing Assistive Technology and eAccessibility for People with Disabilities and the Aging Population, Budapest, Hungary, 9-12 September 2015. (In Press)

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Abstract

Peer research was used to identify the experience and perceptions of assistive technology and telecare adoption in a UK healthcare context. A narrative account of participation and learning is intended to provoke further dialogue. There have been a range of policy and implementation initiatives that are within the direct experience of organisational actors over the last 15 years and this engagement allows for specific reflection on the service achievements and some of the barriers to implementation of technology changes in rehabilitation practice and service design. Insights are presented that suggest a reification of research priorities and a need to align technology, through patient and public engagement, to provider priorities. In addition, an improvement in adoption would be based on sustained capacity building within the Occupational Therapy workforce and a re-focus on specific knowledge sharing and learning about technology. Given the shared desire to promote the sustained adoption of appropriate technology for assistance and rehabilitation it is suggested the voice of practitioners is strengthened through research and knowledge exchange in the clinical setting.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
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Depositing User: Sally Fowler-Davis
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2015 08:37
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2016 16:28
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/10508

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