To improve independence and access for people with a disability using innovative Assistive Technology

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I travelled to Canada, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. My Fellowship aimed to improve independence and access for people with a disability using innovative Assistive Technology. The findings of my Fellowship recommend Australia:


  • Ensure participants in the NDIS are given access to impartial AT assessment, advice and opportunities, particularly for provision of custom AT when appropriate.
  • Increases Hospital-University collaboration efforts, in order to improve the quality of AT design and the general up-skilling of graduate health professionals, at the same time as increasing the quality and volume of AT provision to end users that such efforts can bring.
  • Increase the awareness around the needs of medical and Rehabilitation Engineering to foster education and employment opportunities, in order to improve Australia’s ability to contribute to global AT development.

Fellow

Timothy McLennan

Timothy McLennan

WA
2016

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