University of Sheffield Team
Professor Sue Mawson (Project Lead)
Dr Chris McDermott (Project Lead)
Dr Nasrin Nasr (Research Fellow)
Sheffield Halam Team:
Dr Ben Heller (Principal Research Fellow)
Dr Matt Dexter (Designer and Researcher)
The aim of this project grant is to explore the potential of an assistive technology for the self-management of Neuropathy.
Neuropathy is a problem affecting the peripheral nerves. It can affect the motor nerves and the sensory nerves or both. Neuropathy treatments include fall prevention, gait re-education, balance exercises and provision of aids to improve safety at home. Based on our extensive existing knowledge of stroke self-management, we believe that innovative technologies have the potential to facilitate the delivery of neuropathy treatments through encouraging self-management and self-rehabilitation strategies.