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16 July 2024
13:00 UK / 08:00 EST

Evolution of Assistive Technology: A Journey Through Time

Register for an inspiring and educational journey through the history of assistive technology at our upcoming exhibition, "Evolution of Assistive Technology: A Journey Through Time". This event is designed to captivate attendees of all ages with engaging displays, interactive activities, and fascinating artefacts that showcase the remarkable advancements in assistive technology over the centuries.

Explore the origins and evolution of assistive technology through a series of exhibits and hands-on experiences. Our exhibition is divided into several sections, each highlighting significant milestones in the development of assistive technology.

  • Ancient and Medieval Innovations: Discover early assistive devices, including canes, prosthetics, and more.
  • Industrial Revolution Breakthroughs: Learn about significant advancements in prosthetics, hearing aids, and Braille technology.
  • Modern-Day Marvels: Experience hands-on interactions with state-of-the-art assistive devices such as smart glasses, advanced prosthetics, and accessible software.
  • Future Innovations: Get a glimpse into the future of assistive technology with emerging trends and prototype technologies.

This exhibition offers a unique opportunity to:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the history and importance of assistive technology.
  • Explore significant milestones and innovations in the field.
  • Interact with cutting-edge assistive devices and learn from experts.
  • Enjoy a family-friendly event that educates and inspires.

Interactive and Hands-On Activities:

  • Simulation Stations: Experience using various assistive technology devices firsthand.
  • Workshops and Demonstrations: Engage with experts and users through live demonstrations and workshops.
  • Educational Activities: Participate in educational games and activities designed for children and families.

Location: UCL East Campus (Marshgate)

Age range suitability: 10+

Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2024

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM


There will be photographs and videos taken during the Festival of Engineering. When registering for this event, you agree that your image may be used in future UCL promotional material.