Manual wheelchair provision in Brazil is outdated and inappropriate for stroke or partly paralysed users. Users report that their independence, quality of life, employment potential, and ability to contribute to society are severely compromised.
The project ran from September 2015 to September 2016.
This project aims to
The project will enable a Brazilian research physiotherapist to work with a UK assistive mobility expert to explore the barriers to assistive technology, evaluate disabled users needs and influence government health care policy.
To follow on completion of the project.
Associate Professor Anne Mandy
To follow on completion of the project
Universidade do Vale do Itajaí - UNIVALI