Knud Jansen Lecture: AT Changed My Life - Practical Solutions and Education Enabling a Lifetime of Human Potential
10/5/19 | 9:20 AM – 12:00 PM time
The World Health Organization estimates that 1 billion people currently require assistive devices, and that by the year 2050 this number will have doubled.
Since 1991, Motivation, a UK-based organisation that designs and provides low-cost wheelchairs to the developing world, has been working to put wheelchairs on the global agenda of the international development community. Through a rewarding and positive cooperation with ISPO, Motivation has made enormous strides in the integration of wheelchair and P&O services, has co-created WHO guidelines, and has developed training programmes for wheelchair provision.
Co-founder David Constantine MBE will explain the ups and downs of this journey and the reasons for Motivation’s mission to improve the wheelchair and assistive device industry through design.