A NEW INITIATIVE
Building teams to accelerate technology translation
Human-focused technologies have the potential to protect against injury, extend abilities beyond the limits of advancing age, and restore capabilities to people who lose them. This field and the technology that supports it has seen many exciting advances from robotics and advanced control theory to new sensing modalities and clinical understandings. Translating these advances from early stage research to the real world is a complex challenge. The Assistive Technology Initiative’s purpose is to build and support tightly integrated teams of entrepreneurially minded researchers, clinicians, technologists, designers, and users focused on bringing these advances out of the lab and into the world.