University of Wales Trinity St David

Supporting children with neurological conditions

The Assistive Technologies Innovation Centre, part of UWTSD Swansea College of Art, combines creativity and practice-based research to support medical companies and healthcare charities. ATiC has an established partnership with Cerebra, a leading research charity working to support children with neurological conditions.

The team has developed several bespoke product design solutions to enable children to play, increase their mobility and to make family life easier. Over 10 years, the team has developed many bespoke products to aid the daily living challenges of children with conditions such as autism and cerebral palsy.

These include a stable canoe and a running/cycling wheelchair to enable children to take part in triathlons, and a scanning and moulding process to enable the manufacture of a bespoke helmet to make horse-riding accessible.

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