Browsing Health Studies by Subject "Knowledge transfer; Knowledge exchange; Older people; Assistive technology; KT-EQUAL; Engagement; Collaboration"
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Assistive technology: creating and engaging collaborative communitiesThis paper outlines the remit of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council KT-EQUAL (Knowledge Transfer for Extending Quality of Life for older and disabled people) programme. Case examples drawing on the range of activities undertaken by KT-EQUAL highlight where assistive technology developments have been facilitated, the value of network activities and an underpinning model of engagement and collaboration. Given an increasing emphasis on the impact of research the model and innovative approaches deployed by KT-EQUAL are even more crucial in future developments which aim to ensure that research can be used to benefit society.