Domains: Research, Innovation

Local Bespoke Device Development: Nepal

Background

Highly individual and customised needs are an area that global markets do not currently address well. This workstream is investigating how to support the development of local AT innovation ecosystems of assistive technology to address these gaps in service.

A set of individual cases will be supported to develop products within the present local AT ecosystem, pairing appropriate rehabilitation pathways with available local design and manufacturing expertise. The case studies are chosen to address an individual user need with a clear view to how the local ecosystem can address these throughout product development and the user-device lifecycle.

One advantage of locally produced devices is the availability of expertise and components for repair and design adaptation. Users will be tracked over an extended period to understand how to effectively facilitate these and other service elements of local provision. How to achieve quality throughout these processes is of high importance, as well as understanding how global expertise, both institutional and from peer communities, can efficiently enable innovation.

Parent project

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Local Systems Strengthening: Nepal

Our current workstreams in Nepal: This project is investigating the potential to strengthen local systems of AT provision and innovation to address gaps in service.

Sibling projects

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Enabling Fridays Community Nepal

The Enabling Fridays Community Nepal want to bring together local and global expertise working in the AT sector to identify routes that would unlock local innovation, and improve current gaps in service.

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Situational Analysis of Manual Wheelchair Provision: Nepal

Based on the decisions of the Enabling Fridays Community, we are conducting a Situational Analysis of Manual wheelchair provision to inform our local actions

Sibling projects

Graphic logo. Enabling Friday

Enabling Fridays Community Nepal

The Enabling Fridays Community Nepal want to bring together local and global expertise working in the AT sector to identify routes that would unlock local innovation, and improve current gaps in service.

Nepal country flag

Situational Analysis of Manual Wheelchair Provision: Nepal

Based on the decisions of the Enabling Fridays Community, we are conducting a Situational Analysis of Manual wheelchair provision to inform our local actions