Technology is advancing at a rapid rate - but have we fully explored its potential to improve the daily lives of people with disabilities? ISCRR researchers are continuously investigating the new possibilities offered by technology, to identify any ways in which it can be used to help injured individuals, their families, carers, and the community.
Technology in Supported Accommodation
Shared Supported Accommodation (SSA) has a lot to gain from the possibilities offered by technology today. This study assesses how technology can be used in this context to improve the daily lives of SSA residents.
Disability and Driving: Vehicle Modifications
Vehicle Modifications (VMs) allow individuals with serious disabilities to safely drive cars, which can hugely impact on their quality of life. This research team has developed new guidelines to regulate their installation.
Telehealth for Carers
"Telehealth" is a term used to describe the use of communication technology (in this case video conferencing) to deliver health services over a distance - could it be used to help carers in remote locations?
Google Calendar: Using Technology to increase independence in TBI survivors
Could Google Calendar present an innovative solution to the memory loss symptoms commonly experienced after Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)? To find out, a research team is trialling the application with TBI patients.
Reviewing Developments in Assistive Technology
Assistive technology is a rapidly changing field, and it can be hard to keep track of new developments. ISCRR helps to keep compensation bodies and healthcare providers up to date with emerging technologies through its Horizon Scanning program.