The ADAPT project aims to develop a smart electric wheelchair simulator based upon recent progress made in Virtual Reality for the purpose of testing smart wheelchairs and training/rehabilitating users. Additionally, the project will develop healthcare training programs to engage more efficiently the healthcare professionals with the use of Assistive Technology.
The ADAPT (Assistive Devices for empowering disAbled People through robotic Technologies) project runs from January 2017 to June 2021. It is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the INTERREG VA programme and 16 partners within the region.
The ADAPT project will tackle mobility problems faced by elderly and disabled people by developing innovative Assistive Technologies, in particular a smart Electronic Powered Wheelchair (EPW) and an EPW simulator based upon recent progress made in Virtual Reality. Additionally, the project will fill the gap in the actual healthcare training programs by developing training materials and sessions to engage more efficiently the healthcare professionals with the use of Assistive Technology solutions.