Research Groups

AbiliTec (Rehabilitation Technology)



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    Dr Nicola Hancock

    Lecturer Physiotherapy, University of East Anglia

Our research group aims to support co-production of innovative technologies for rehabilitation.

Our local health partners, service users and clinical researchers have identified a need to develop, evaluate and implement new rehabilitation technologies. Work to date has centred on stroke and acquired brain injury, and as we continue to innovate in this area, our group will also support innovation across the rehabilitation community.


Our goal is to address the current challenges of uptake and use of new innovations by service users, commissioners, providers, and clinical teams. The group will adopt principles of inclusive, user-centred design of devices and testing programmes.

Well-designed technologies have great potential to meet service need and the development of new rehabilitation technologies aligns with national policy on person-centred care for those with long-term conditions.

One such project is our work in developing a prototype walking device for people with stroke, alongside clinicians, service users, engineers, academics, and the Design Council UK.

If you'd like to be involved in this research group, please email us to discuss this further.


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