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Australia needs a healthcare "assistive technology" network

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Aged care providers, disability organisations, technology manufacturers, biomedical engineers, research and development staff, medical professionals and eminent thinkers are invited to talk to each other about Australia’s future.

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE) is driving a move to create a new network of key industry players, which will aim to address the ‘disconnect’ between assistive technology research, commercialisation and practice.

The new emerging assistive and medical technologies (EAMT) network will involve people working in health care on “assistive technologies”, as well as aged care and university representatives. Basically, anyone interested in helping Australia climb to the top of the assistive technology world and conquer its future health, aged care and independent living challenges. 
 
The network has the backing of the government, through the Federal Department of Innovation, Industry, Science, Research and Tertiary Education (DIISRTE) and the NSW Government’s Trade and Investment Division.

 

For the full article in the Australian Ageing Agenda Magazine click here. The media release from EATN is attached


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