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

Holloway, C; Morgado Ramirez, DZ; Bhatnagar, T; Oldfrey, B; Morjaria, P; Moulic, SG; Ebuenyi, ID; ... Sujatha, S; + view all (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. 10.1080/10400435.2021.1970653. Green open access

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Abstract

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.

Type: Article
Title: A review of innovation strategies and processes to improve access to AT: Looking ahead to open innovation ecosystems
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/10400435.2021.1970653
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/10400435.2021.1970653
Language: English
Additional information: © 2021 The Author(s).Published by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC on behalf of the RESNA. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Rehabilitation, emerging trends, Knowledge translation, policy and legislation, service delivery, HEALTH-CARE, FRAMEWORK
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Computer Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Development Planning Unit
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Inst for Innovation and Public Purpose
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10141187
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