Projects

Browse our current projects and find out more on each project page.

Accessible touchscreen apps for people living with dementia.

Development and evaluation of innovative models to deliver basic healthcare in urban slums and rural villages in and around Bangalore.

Clinical and cost effectiveness of aphasia computer therapy compared with usual stimulation or attention control long term post stroke.

The PLORAS study, predicting language outcome and recovery after stroke.

Eating and drinking interventions.

Collaboration aiming to build occupational therapy research.

Computational Assessment of Stroke Survivors.

An innovative new EMG switch which senses muscle activity and uses this to give people with severe physical disabilities control and independence.

Improving diagnostic procedures for epilepsy through automated recording and analysis of patients.

Problem of indoor air pollution in urban slums in Bangalore, India.

Identifying facilitators and barriers for monitoring physical frailty at home using technology.

Developing a new way of producing basic mobility aids.

Study into the living situation and support structures for people with disabilities living in rural areas in India.

Models of assistive technology provision for people with disabilities in low resource settings.

Detecting neural responses to use them in the robotic technology as a new controlling signal.

Promoting the Internet of Things by collaboration between higher education institutions and industry.

A research and innovation programme focusing on the implementation of robotic application in care practice.

A group of occupational therapists based in different organisations in and around Sheffield.

The Sustainable Care Programme will identify solutions to the UK social care crisis.

A randomised controlled mixed methods pilot study of a telehealth app for motor neurone disease.

TAPAS aims to transform the wellbeing of people with debilitating speech pathologies.

Development and validation of a sensor for monitoring walking speed in the home.

Past successes

Promoting active and healthy ageing at home with a focus on older adults with mild cognitive impairment.

The adopt a care home scheme links care homes with local schools.

Through applying a shared knowledge gleaned through social psychology, we can improve the implementation and effectiveness of contemporary interventions.

This project is developing tools to help GPs make better referral decisions.

Comparing counselling alone versus counselling supplemented with a wellbeing app for university students with anxiety or depression.

In recent years, there has been signifivant progress in the development of Clinical Applications of Speech Technology (CAST).

CloudVent will provide a cloud-based speech recognition technology for people with spinal cord injury.

Overcoming obstacles to the uptake of assistive living technologies.

Feasibility study of an electronic personalised care and wellness plan (CWP) for older people.

Deep learning for articulatory-based disordered speech recognition.

App facilitated management of chronic fatigue.

homeService is developing speech driven control to help people live independently in their homes.

InLife is a European Project which aims to prolong and support independent living of older adults with cognitive impairment through ICT solutions.

IntelliTable is an elegant over-bed table with robotic features to help people with mobility impairments.

Overcoming the barriers to the uptake and adoption of telehealth technologies.

mHealth Assist is a flexible mobile technology platform to support assisted living, helping people to live more independently.

A biomimetic companion robot with an advanced brain that can learn from its surroundings and develop a unique personality.

Multifunctional and modular diagnostic and screening toolkit that can be used in the urban slums of India.

Myhomehelper is a service designed to support carers of people with a diagnosis of dementia or other cognitive impairments.

Monitoring nutritional intake and cognitive function in older adults.

Identifying ways to enhance brief online interventions to reduce alcohol consumption.

PARO the seal is designed to be a social robot for older people.

A test bed based in Sheffield City Region which aims to bring new benefits to patients with multiple long-term conditions.

Road mapping the potential for robotics to enhance independent living.

A study into the delivery of care and support for people with sight loss.

Falls and Fracture Prevention programme that will see the realisation of the first flexible hip protector, through to production and consumer sale.

A smartphone application to help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Self-Management supported by Assistive, Rehabilitation and Telehealth Technologies (SMART).

Speech driven control of the home.

STAR (Speech Therapy Articulation Rehabilitation) will deliver new computer-based articulation therapy using apps for tablet computers.

CATCH has three PhD students who work on the Technology for Healthy Ageing and Wellbeing (THAW) project.

Occupational therapy for people diagnosed with dementia and those who regularly support them.

Developing a virtual extra care service in local communities.

Our prototype live video link system facilitates hospital therapists to conduct home assessments to speed patient discharge.

A new communication aid for people with disordered speech.

VocaTempo is a voice input and voice output app, designed for children with dysarthria.