Mainstreaming Assisted Living Technologies

Project Summary

The MALT Project: Overcoming the Barriers to Mainstreaming Assisted Living Technologies was funded by the Technology Strategy Board through the Assisted Living Innovation Platform, with support from the Economic and Social Research Council from 1st June 2011 to 30th November 2014. A multi-disciplinary consortium of researchers and technology industry experts from Universities of Sheffield, Leeds and Manchester, and the Advanced Digital Institute delivered the project. The overall aim of this programme of research was to identify, explore and seek to overcome the key barriers to delivering telehealth at scale within four sites in the Yorkshire and Humber region. There were four main workstreams within the project – patient acceptance; staff adoption and implementation; business modelling and financial modelling.


This is the legacy website for the project. It includes summaries of the research completed, key findings and links to all outputs (tools, resources, academic research articles etc) – all of which are free to access and download.


For more information about MALT, please contact Lizzie Coates, former project manager at the University of Sheffield.