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Electronic assistive technology in community living: understanding the experiences of people with high daily support needs resulting from acquired brain disorders

posted on 2018-06-14, 05:58 authored by REBECCA JANE JAMWAL
This research investigated the electronic assistive technology (EAT) uptake of people with acquired brain disorders living in shared supported accommodation (SSA) – a prevalent supported living option for this group in Australia. EAT includes both devices and systems used by the general population, and those specifically developed for people with disability. Findings indicate that less than half (46%) of the Victorian SSA population surveyed use any form of EAT, illustrating significant gaps in technology-related integration between this group, and the wider community. The research identified a number of barriers to EAT uptake that need to be addressed to bridge this divide.


Principal supervisor

Louise Farnworth

Additional supervisor 1

Dianne Winkler

Additional supervisor 2

Libby Callaway

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Occupational Therapy

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences