Assistive Technology Content Development Project

Description[edit | edit source]

This project aims to develop content related to assistive technology and rehabilitation. We intend to populate the site with practical, credible and thought-provoking information and knowledge that physiotherapists should have to effectively provide rehabilitation within these complex contexts. Much of this content development has been guided by ATscale, the Global Partnership for Assistive Technology launched in 2018 with the ambitious goal of catalysing action to reach 500 million more people with life-changing assistive technology (AT) by 2030 and the Priority Assistive Products List which includes hearing aids, wheelchairs, communication aids, spectacles, artificial limbs, pill organisers, memory aids and other technology that help older people and people with disabilities live a healthy and productive life.

Anyone is welcome to join in this project. You will be joining people from all over the world in contributing evidence based articles to create an evidence based reference on assistive technology. Through information and education we can improve the provision of technology to empower individuals to overcome the challenges they face in their everyday life. In return for your efforts, you will receive a certificate of completion to help you evidence your learning through your involvement with this project.

Project Team[edit | edit source]

Project Lead[edit | edit source]

Naomi O'Reilly

Contributors[edit | edit source]

Project participants will be listed here;

Abbey Wright

Habibu Salisu Badamasi

Joseph Ayotunde Aderonmu

Liliane Kirenga

Lucinda Hampton

Manisha Shrestha

Redisha Jakibanjar

Rhiannon Clement

Rucha Gadgil

Tolulope Adeniji

Project Dates[edit | edit source]

March 2021 - August 2021

Introduction[edit | edit source]

As a participant in this project you will contribute to the creation (or update an existing) page within Physiopedia. You may choose to take part in this project as a personal contribution to your own professional development and/or you may wish to contribute evidence based information to develop this resource for our profession. Your contribution will be reviewed by the Physiopedia team and once complete recognised by the award of a certificate of completion.

If you would like to take part in this project please follow the instructions below. 

Instructions[edit | edit source]

  1. Choose an article from the list below that you would like to develop. Be sure that the article doesn't already have a name next to it.
  2. At this point you should email us to let us know that you would like to join the project and which page you would like to work on. Please feel free also to ask any questions that you have in relation to this project e.g. if you feel a new page needs adding to the list.
  3. You will receive an email from Naomi to confirm you participation in the project and also to confirm the page that you will develop.
  4. Once you have received this confirmation you are free to get on with working on your page. You should be complete your work in a word (or similar) document See example. If you are comfortable working in Physiopedia we are very happy for you to work directly in Physiopedia instead of producing a word document.
  5. Once you have completed your article please email us to let us know.
  6. Your article will be reviewed by the project team and you will be emailed a response of approval or of amendments to be made.
  7. Once the article has been finally approved, it will be published and you will receive your certificate of participation to evidence your contribution.

Content Criteria[edit | edit source]

  1. Word Count - there is no specific word count for pages, some pages can be short (as in this example) and some will need to be longer (as in this example).
  2. Formatting - please have a browse of the site and previous content development projects to get an idea of how we present the content.
  3. Required Content - the content of your article must include:
  • Evidence (where appropriate and possible)
  • References - Vancouver (see Referencing Guide)
  • Images and videos
  • A list of open online resources, such as guidelines and protocols, that we can link to

If you have any questions please do email us.

CPD/CE Certification[edit | edit source]

The authors of all articles that are published will be offered a completion certificate to evidence their contribution for their learning and professional development portfolio.

New Articles[edit | edit source]

Please let us know if you think we should include anything else in this list!

What is Assistive Technology (Habibu Salisu Badamasi)

The Global Need for Assistive Technology (Manisha Shrestha)

Global Cooperation on Assistive Technology (GATE) (Habibu Salisu Badamasi)

Assistive Technology within Universal Health Coverage (Manisha Shrestha)

Priority Assistive Technology Products

Assistive Technology: Mobility Products (Rucha Gadgil)

Assistive Technology: Vision Products (Rhiannon Clement)

Assistive Technology: Hearing Products ( Lucinda Hampton)

Assistive Technology: Communication Products (Liliane Kirenga)

Assistive Technology: Cognition Products ( Joseph Ayotunde Aderonmu)

Technological Aids for Self-Care and Environmental Adaptations (Lucinda Hampton)

Assistive Technology and Sustainable Development Goals ( Joseph Ayotunde Aderonmu)

Assistive Technology and Emergency Response (Redisha Jakibanjar)

Orthotics & Prosthetics[edit | edit source]

Introduction to Foot Orthoses

Introduction to Ankle Foot Orthoses (Khloud Shreif)

Introduction to Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses

Introduction to Hip Knee Ankle Foot Orthoses

Introduction to Spinal Orthoses

Introduction to Upper Limb Orthoses

Orthoses for Management of Neuromuscular Impairment (Rucha Gadgil)

Orthoses for Management of Musculoskeletal Impairment

Orthoses fo Management of Spinal Dysfunction

Orthoses for Management of Hand Dysfunction (Redisha Jakibanjar and Tolulope Adeniji)

Orthoses for Management of Paediatrics

Articles to Review[edit | edit source]

Assistive Devices

Assistive Devices for Cerebral Palsy

Assistive Devices for Spinal Cord Injury

Bracing for Club Foot

Canes (Abbey Wright)


Introduction to Orthotics (Rhiannon Clement )

Introduction to Orthotics in Cerebral Palsy

Foot Orthoses

Transfer Aids

Walking Aids

Walking Poles

Walkers (Abbey Wright)