Assistive Technology (AT) is any product or service designed to enable independence for disabled and older people.
(King's Fund consultation, 2001)
The Foundation for Assistive Technology (FAST) works with the AT community to support innovation in product development and good practice in service provision.
Search our database of UK Assistive Technology research projects here.
FAST on Twitter
Follow FAST directly on Twitter. If you don't have a Twitter account, follow us using RebelMouse.
FAST Monthly Newsletters
- AT Policy News keeps you abreast of changes in policy and legislation in the UK.
- AT R&D News focuses on funding, current projects, resources, jobs and events in AT.
Annual Report to Parliament 2012-13
Commissioned by the Department of Health and presented to Parliament annually, view the report by FAST on AT research and development work across the UK. Providing a comprehensive report on all AT research activity being funded by the UK government, this is a uniqueresource for the sector. Download the report from the Department of Health website here [external link] or from the FAST website, here.
Growing the assisted living market ...
FAST and partners propose how suppliers could support the development of a retail market . Read more here [link to pdf].
RAATE 2013 Conference
- RAatE takes place on 25th of November 2013 and is the only UK conference to focus on innovation and development in AT. Book your place here.
- RAatE 2013 has Exhibition Space available. Find out more from the conference organisers.
Where Do You Come From...?
Chart the global interest in UK assistive technology research and development activity.