...combines the expertise of three research groups at the University of Sheffield: Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Group (RAT Group), the Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) and the Telehealth and Care Technologies theme of CLAHRC YH (http://clahrc-yh.nihr.ac.uk/)
Wednesday, 3 August 2016
The CATCH Home Lab begins its transformation
phase of the transformation of the University of Sheffield Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) Home Lab is now complete.
At the end
of July a number of the team donned their best re-decoration clothes and worked
extremely hard to re-jig the layout of the walls and furniture to make the
space a more usable, pleasant environment for research.
early, the main goal was to reveal the wall of natural light that was being
blocked by packed shelving units. This would then allow us to make the kitchen
and living room areas more inviting and open plan.
To make the
space more realistic, the walls were repositioned to create a corridor from the
entrance of the room leading to the bedroom, living area and kitchen, also
providing easy access to hidden storage.
Phase two -
re-decoration - will begin this month when we'll be making the space even more
homely and welcoming. The wider team have eagerly engaged with the
re-decoration plans and based on the feedback gathered the space will be given
a new colour scheme and additional homely touches such as soft furnishings,
kitchenware and a bookcase.
It’s easy to
see what a big difference these changes have already made and we’ll keep you up
to speed on progress as the space gets even better.