Improving access to Assistive Devices and Technology in Low Resource Settings: Are there trade barriers?

About this project

The overall aim of the wider work is to explore the trade and other economic barriers in restricting access to Assistive Devices and Technology in low resource settings. As a first step, the main objective of this research is to investigate the business environment for mobility assistive products in Africa. The data from this study will help inform wider international health and trade policies.

Lead researcher

Professor Nachiappan Chockalingam

Professor Of Clinical Biomechanics

As Professor of Clinical Biomechanics, I direct the Movement Analysis Laboratory and lead the biomechanics team and research at Staffordshire University. I am also an Affiliate Professor at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Malta

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