Selfsustainable Assistive & Accessible Technology for Low Resource Settings

Catherine Holloway, Dr Ben Oldfrey, Mark Miodownik, Nicolai Marquardt
July 1, 2020
Academic Research Publications


There will be over 2 billion people globally who require assistive technology by 2020 however currently only 10% of people who need such technologies have access. New ways of creating interfaces which allow for sustainability for the user and the planet are essential if we are to ensure no one is left behind. This paper explores the issues of design and development of technology in low income settings. It lays out thinking in three areas: 1) Powering the next generation of AT ;2) Materials for novel disability interactions and 3) Accessible, adaptable repairable AT.