Comment from Clive: We need more transparency about the pros and cons of technologies

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Research tells us that most assistive technology equipment is abandoned, often within the first year. Products frequently fail to match consumer expectations for effectiveness, durability, comfort and ease of use.

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Robots for Independent Living: Do they ‘care’ or are they ‘assistive’?

Praminda Celeb-SollyDr Praminda Caleb-Solly, Head of Electronics and Computer Systems, Designability, is currently working with members of our team and external partners on CHIRON – a project to design and develop innovative robotics technology to enhance independence. Here, she questions the use of terminology and purpose of robots in the home.

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