WIPO Technology Trends 2021

Assistive technology

Author(s): World Intellectual Property Organization | Publication year: 2021

License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO License

DOI: English

This groundbreaking report looks at patenting and technology trends in innovation in assistive technology. It identifies the prominent technologies, top players and markets for patent protection across seven domains – mobility, cognition, communication, hearing, the built environment, self-care and vision. Using a scale of technology readiness, it reveals which of the identified assistive products filed for patent protection are closest to commercialization.

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  • Conventional Assistive Technology Dataset WIPO Technology Trends 2021, (xlsx)
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