Empowering Future Care Workforces

Scoping Capabilities to Leverage Assistive Robotics through Co-Design

Empowering Future Care Workforces aims to understand how health and social care professionals can benefit from using assistive robotics on their own terms. Empowering health and social care professionals through digital technologies has long been a goal in health and care policy. As governments invest in post-pandemic digital transformation, ensuring workers are empowered and not excluded by technology is more urgent than ever.

The project is generating insight for configuring, verifying and validating systems to best match the needs of staff in dynamic care contexts and to identify gaps in how technology augments their needs. With partners such as the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology and Bristol after Stroke we are scoping continuing professional development needs. And our analysis is also generating insights about the kinds of policy support and interdisciplinary research infrastructure needed for new forms of human-robot collaboration in caring environments during and after digital transformation.

Project partners: Bristol After Stroke, ACPIN

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