SP2: Research, Evidence and Promotion
Led by GDI Hub at UCL with the support of WHO, ISPO, and LSHTM. Focusing on the support to the development of the Global Report on Assistive Technology, evidence of local production systems for AT in LMICs, the exploration of early child mobility in LMIC and the development of a series of virtual live labs.
Sub-programme 2 is Led by GDI Hub at UCL with the support of World Health Organisation (WHO), International Society of Prosthetics & Orthotics (ISPO), and London School of Hygience & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The sub-programme focuses on the support to the development of the Global Report on Assistive Technology and the examination of evidence that local production systems are possible for AT in LMICs, asking: how can we develop resilient local production ecosystems?
Additionally, it focuses on the development of a series of virtual live labs where entrepreneurs and early-stage ventures can be supported by GDI Hub to develop their products and services and finally, the exploration of options for child powered mobility in LMICs through; the identification of need and motivation, a technical feasibility study and subsequent assessment of delivery feasibility.
Catherine Holloway, Wei Zhang, Johan Borg, Emma M. SmithDec. 24, 2021
An introduction to the companion papers to the Global Report on Assistive Technology (GReAT).
Catherine Holloway, Jamie Danemayer, Dorothy Boggs, Emma M. Smith, Vinicius Delgado Ramos, Linamara Rizzo BattistellaDec. 24, 2021
The supply of and market demand for assistive products (APs) are complex and influenced by diverse stakeholders. The methods used to collect AP population-level market data are similarly varied. In this paper, we review current population-level AP supply and demand estimation methods for five priority APs and provide recommendations for improving national and global AP market evaluation.
Catherine Holloway, Giulia BarbareschiDec. 1, 2021
Disability interactions (DIX) is a new approach to combining cross-disciplinary methods and theories from Human Computer Interaction (HCI), disability studies, assistive technology, and social development to co-create new technologies, experiences, and ways of working with disabled people.
Catherine Holloway, Vicki Austin, Dr Maria KettNov. 5, 2021
A commentary written by Maria Kett, Catherine Holloway and Vicki Austin in a Special Issue of Sustainability that focuses on how some events and situations can act as ‘critical junctures’ that can enable a rethink of the status quo to facilitate and promote change and turning points in disability inclusion.
Jamie Danemayer, Dorothy Boggs, Vinicius Delgado Ramos, Emma M. Smith, Ariana Kular, William Bhot, Felipe Ramos Barajas, Sarah Polack, Catherine HollowaySept. 20, 2021Global
This systematic review collates data extracted from 207 studies, presenting indicators of population-level access to AT globally.