Assistive Technology Program
The Barwon Health Foundation also provided funding for rehabilitation at the McKellar Centre after receiving a grant from the NAB.
Barwon Health was amongst one of 19 lucky recipients from the 2014 NAB Grants Program under the Social Impact sector. There were over 250 applications for funding with Barwon Health's McKellar Centre lucky enough to secure a grant of $50,000 for the setup of a pilot project at the McKellar Centre, called the Assistive Technology Program.
The Assistive Technology Program will provide severely impaired persons, living in the Geelong region, with access to assessment and trial of assistive technology equipment at the McKellar Centre. Such equipment would include switches to operate tablets and smartphones, apps to operate bed controls and blinds via Bluetooth, eye gaze software and brain interface devices to operate computers, etc.