Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Turning research into benefit with mHealth Assist

mHealth Assist is a flexible mobile technology platform which supports assisted living. It is a mobile app which is designed to allow features of a device to be more easily accessible to the user, customised to their needs.

It is one of the University of Sheffield’s Knowledge Transfer Account projects and is a collaboration between Peter Cudd of the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology group, ScHARR and HMA Digital Marketing. The prototype has been developed in consultation with local user and advisory groups for people with visual impairment. The initial mobile app will be refined and launched for market testing.

The project proved the use and validity of this technology and the funding allowed the establishment of a meaningful collaboration between ScHARR and HMA. The partnership has generated interest from a London based charity and resulted in them funding a new related project.

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