Assistive Technology projects

Date: Wednesday 19 Mar 2014
Time: 19:00 – refreshments from 18:30
Speaker: Dr Claire Rocks and Margaret Low – Research Fellows at Warwick University
Location: Hereward College, Tile Hill Lane, Coventry


Independent living is a hot topic right now. Whether due to disability, long term illness or age the demand on technologies that will assist people to live life to the full will continue to grow.

This event brings together a number of projects looking at developing assistive technologies, including:

Encouraging young people to create assistive technologies using 3D printing technologies. This partnership between Hereward College and the University of Warwick aims to enable young people at the college to tailor the design of tools and accessories to their own requirements. For more information see
Dad in a Shed’s story starts in November 1983, when Dad had a son, who turned out to have Muscular Dystrophy! The Dad and his shed churned out lots of gadgets and gizmos for his son over the years, everything from a swively chair so he could shuffle round on his bum as a toddler to an all-electric go kart so he could play with his friends
The Hereward Access Centre provides holistic, multidisciplinary assessments for a range of individuals in need of assistive technology services and non-medical helper’s support.
CarePair is a free service helping carers and employers find each other as quickly and easily as possible, suggesting the most appropriate pairings based on common interests.

This is an opportunity to see what has been developed, and meet and talk to the people involved in an informal atmosphere.
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