NORTH Link’s Assistive Technology Cluster project, which brings manufacturers and health providers together across Melbourne’s north to strengthen Australia’s assistive technology design and manufacturing capability, kicked off a series of co-design workshops with our partners and other participants from the health, manufacturing and design industries last month. 

These workshops, co-facilitated by Wavelength Learning, provided critical inputs and expertise from attendees which are vital to the process of developing improved ways to work together to design, modify and manufacture up-to-standard, fit-for-purpose assistive technologies and products. 

The first of these workshops included participants from our partners Kangan Institute and Brite, as well as attendees from disability, engineering, allied health sectors, construction, design and manufacturing. In one workshop, attendees also toured the Brite facilities including where the Brike is manufactured. 

Outcomes of this year-long project will include the creation of a set of training resources to guide manufacturers on how to best work with the health industry and for health workers to understand how to work with manufacturers.


Wednesday 19th April – Click here to register!9.30am – 1.30pmLocation: Borchardt Library – LaTrobe University Campus Level 2; L-2.18 (Seminar Room 2) Bundoora, VIC 3086

Thursday 20th April – Click here to register!9.30am – 1.30pmLocation: Swinburne University – Frederick Street LivingAT Lab, Room 124, Level 1, SPW Building Hawthorn, VIC 3122

If you would like to be part of our next co-design workshop, and you:

  • work in the health or advanced manufacturing industries
  • require Assistive Technology (AT)
  • are interested in exploring AT manufacturing; or
  • study in any of these areas

please contact Kim Wright, ATC Project Manager, at NORTH Link via: