Meet the research group!

One of the great things about our team is the link to the University of Sheffield – this means that we can carry out research into areas of need that are identified in our day-to-day work.  The team is linked in to the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology research group, which is part of the School of Health and Related Research.

In order to showcase its work, the group is running an open-door event on Sept 28th and our team will be there to demonstrate some Assistive Technologies and answer any questions about the research we are working on. We would be happy to see you there.

The RAT research group

The Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology research group

COME AND JOIN US Discover University of Sheffield research for yourself

Friday 28 September 2012, 6–9pm, ICOSS Building, 219 Portobello, Sheffield, S1 4DP

Have you ever wondered about the research that goes on at the University of Sheffield?

On the evening of Friday 28 September we open our doors to the public.

The Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Research group are joining forces with colleagues in CLAHRC SY and bringing you fun, prizes, balloons, popcorn and a little bit of learning!!!

How can a robot help your family?
Technology like robotic arms, touchscreen computers and sensors can to be used to help people with health conditions and disabilities to live independent lives. Come and try out some of our technology, learn more about our research and enter our quiz! http://www.shef.ac.uk/scharr/sections/hsr/rrg

Left To Our Own Devices
The event will also provide an exclusive opportunity to view the KT-equal ‘Left To Our Own Devices’ photography exhibition, a selection of prize-winning photographs designed to challenge stereotypes about older people. The images recently toured the Houses of Parliament in London, the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies.  http://lefttoourowndevices.org.uk/

Improving the health and wealth of the nation.
Find out how local patients can be involved in their healthcare. How do young people learn to manage their type 1 diabetes? Who is most at risk from hypothermia? Test yourself in our quiz, have a go on our food wheel and find out how research improves our health service. http://www.clahrc-sy.nihr.ac.uk

Bridging the gap between research and practice
There’s a wealth of medical and health services research, but how do we encourage healthcare professionals to use research findings in practice?
Join us to discover how we overcome this challenge. Our interactive marketplace stalls have activities for all the family to help you learn about bridging the gap between research and practice.

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