Assistive Technology

Assistive technologies are those whose main objective is to maintain or improve the functioning and independence of an individual to facilitate participation and improve overall well-being.

Assistive Technologies correspond to the set of methods, smart devices, monitoring systems and prosthetics designed to support people who have some motor skills, sensory or cognitive decreased.

We can also help prevent impediments and secondary health conditions. Examples of assistive devices and technologies include wheelchairs, prostheses, hearing aids, visual aids and specialized software and hardware that increase mobility, hearing, vision or communication skills. In many low and middle income countries, only 5-15% of people who have assistive devices and technologies have access to them.

This area of ​​the center aims to use electronic engineering tools for the development of medical devices. Some of the topics in which the group works include ambulatory monitoring of biomedical variables, gerontotechnology, non-intrusive measurement of blood pressure, among others.

RESEARCH TOPICS

  • Neuromodulation.
  • Sensor-motor support.

Researchers