Developing assistive technology together with end-users, business, healthcare and knowledge institutes – challenges and benefits

This thematic session focusses on the potential of living labs in supporting companies in further developing assistive technology in order to develop an effective, usable and  sustainable solution of the real problems in health care. What is the benefit of cooperation between companies with AT, knowledge institutes and health care organizations? What is the contribution of research institutes like universities and applied knowledge centers involved? And how do health care institutions themselves organize in order to improve the match between assistive technology developed and needs of in health care.

In case you are interested in submitting an abstract for this session, please contact Loek van der Heide (loek.vanderheide (at)