Assistive Devices For Empowering Disabled People Through Robotic Technologies (ADAPT) Project

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The ADAPT project started in January 2017 and most project activities finish in June 2022, with the training element remaining open to learners in the UK until 31st December 2022.. It is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the INTERREG VA France (Channel) England programme. The FEDER program grants the project € 5,944,288.67.

The project gathers together 16 partners, eight from France and eight from England and aims to develop innovative solutions to improve the home care, wellbeing and independence of people with severe disabilities. It focuses on four main aims:

  • Smart and connected Electrical Powered Wheelchair (EPW) to compensate for user disabilities through driving assistance technologies and report users' health through connection with Internet. This system will benefit severely disabled users and enable health professionals to monitor changes in user health.
  • EPW Simulator platform using virtual reality. This will give the user an immersive experience of the Smart and Connected EPW and train them to drive in everyday life. Professionals will assess the suitability of the EPW for particular patients and environments and gain understanding of the user perspective.
  • Training of healthcare professionals in assistive technologies/social assistive robotics. This novel training provision addresses a gap in the current healthcare education. Project platforms will be captured in training protocols for the benefit of users and healthcare providers.
  • Formalised agreements between research institutions and companies built through events ranging from local to international meetings for promoting and disseminating ADAPT results, creating synergies, identifying points of convergence for common studies so as to boost R&D and favouring the spread of innovative ADAPT assistive technologies/social assistive robotics to the market.

For more information regarding the wider ADAPT project, please visit the ADAPT website.



Learn more about the ADAPT Project partners in England and France.

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Meet the Team

Find out more about the ADAPT project team at Canterbury Christ Church University.

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The ADAPT Assistive Technology training Units have been developed to provide those working with AT users with knowledge of the area and related issues.

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  • To get in touch with the ADAPT team at Canterbury Christ Church University, please contact
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