Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare

The Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) at the University of Sheffield is a translational research centre. We harness new technology to enable people to live well and age well.

Explore our projects that help people self-manage long-term conditions.

Connect and work with us.

Areas of work

Daily living and mobility (including care robotics)

Human communication

Self-management and wellbeing

Healthcare and rehabilitation delivery

Our academic credentials speak for themselves








We have won over


for us and our partners since the centre was launched in 2013. These include public funding bodies such as NIHR, EPSRC and EU Horizon2020 and internal University of Sheffield funding.

"Our vision is to transform the ways in which people are enabled to live well and age well through the application of ubiquitous and personalised technology."

Professor Mark Hawley, Director of CATCH

Our innovations have got people talking.

"Working with CATCH has brought a wealth of experience to our projects and it has undoubtedly improved our capability, knowledge and expertise in developing healthcare apps for the elderly, vulnerable and people with long-term conditions."

Nicola Tiffany, Managing Director at HMA


Alzheimer's Society: United Against Dementia
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Carers UK
Consequential Robotics
Housing & Care 21
Medical AMRC
Sheffcare: Enriching lives
Sheffield 50+
Sheffield Healthcare Gateway
Sheffield Robotics
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
SITraN: Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience