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    A review of innovation strategies and processes to improve access to AT: Looking ahead to open innovation ecosystems

    Holloway, Catherine and Morgado Ramirez, Dafne Zuleima and Bhatnagar, Tigmanshu and Oldfrey, Ben and Morjaria, Priya and Moulic, Soikat Ghosh and Ebuenyi, Ikenna D. and Barbareschi, Giulia and Meeks, Fiona and Massie, Jessica and Ramos-Barajas, Felipe and McVeigh, Joanne and Keane, Kyle and Torrens, George and Rao, P. V.M. and MacLachlan, Malcolm and Austin, Victoria and Kattel, Rainer and Metcalf, Cheryl D and Sujatha, Srinivasan (2021) A review of innovation strategies and processes to improve access to AT: Looking ahead to open innovation ecosystems. Assistive Technology, 33 (sup1). pp. 68-86. ISSN 1040-0435

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    It is essential to understand the strategies and processes which are deployed currently across the Assistive Technology (AT) space toward measuring innovation. The main aim of this paper is to identify functional innovation strategies and processes which are being or can be deployed in the AT space to increase access to AT globally. We conducted a scoping review of innovation strategies and processes in peer-reviewed literature databases and complemented this by identifying case studies demonstrating innovation strategies. The review includes WHO world region, publication year, AT type and a sector analysis against the Systems-Market for Assistive and Related Technologies Framework. We analyzed the case studies and interviews using thematic analysis. We included 91 papers out of 3,127 after review along with 72 case studies. Our results showed that product innovations were more prevalent than provision or supply innovations across papers and case studies. Case studies yielded two themes: open innovation (OI); radical and disruptive innovation. Financial instruments which encourage OI are needed and we recommend pursuing OI for AT innovation. Embedding AT within larger societal missions will be key to success governments and investors need to understand what AT is and their translational socioeconomic value.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: emerging trends; Knowledge translation; policy and legislation; service delivery;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 18281
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    Depositing User: Joanne McVeigh
    Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2024 15:38
    Journal or Publication Title: Assistive Technology
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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