According to the WIPO Technology Trends Report 2021: Assistive Technologies, over 1 billion people currently need assistive technology - a figure expected to double in the next decade as populations age.
The report looks at patenting and trend innovations in assistive technologies, identifying the prominent technologies, top players and markets for patent protection across seven domains – mobility, cognition, communication, hearing, the built environment, self-care and vision.
With the use of the technology readiness level scale, the study reveals which assistive products filed for patent protection are closest to market.
- Publication date
- 19 May 2021