Innovative Assistive Technology for Severely Disabled People [ 2004 - 2004 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers Prof HT Nguyen; Prof A Craig; A/Prof GM Davis; Dr JW Middleton; Mr AB Barriskill

Brief description Severe disability costs Australia $1 billion a year and affects about 50,000 people. These people have few options to enhance their independence. The purpose of this grant is to purchase six equipment systems to support high quality research in this field. The new facility builds upon substantial national and international research strengths and collaborations to develop a world lead in assistive technology. This will yield a new generation of innovative medical devices that give the disabled people more independence, mobility and control over their lives, and form the basis of a niche export industry.

Funding Amount $276,317

Funding Scheme Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities

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