Several of CreateAbility’s enabling technology solutions are “evidence-based”, but what exactly does that mean and why is it important?
Below are a few reasons why choosing evidence-based technology is important to you, your organization, and the people you serve:
- Product effectiveness.
When something is evidence-based, that means the need has been established through rigorous research and the end-product has been tested multiple times to ensure it achieves positive outcomes toward the challenge it set out to solve.
Most of CreateAbility’s apps have been subsidized with grants funded by large-scale government entities. These entities require extensive reporting and testing to fund development of projects – which equates to third-party validation for the end-users.
- Informed-decision making.
Evidence-based enabling technologies solve a challenge and in the testing process, demonstrate the potential benefits, limitations and risks associated with a technology. This allows providers the ability to make more informed decisions about the products they are purchasing.
- Lower costs.
With evidence-based technology solutions, the coding and development of a solution is covered in part by the government entities that backed them. The end-product generally reflects prices that are more discounted as development and coding costs were not as steep for the creator.
- Commitment to product evolution.
When an enabling technology solution has the desired outcomes, government entities often provide continued grants for continual development. This translates to an evolution of the original product; providing upgrades and added features to benefit both providers and the individuals they serve.
Learn more about our evidence-based research that goes into CreateAbility’s enabling technology for seniors, people with intellectual disabilities and traumatic brain injuries here.
Also, take a look at a few of our case studies by clicking here.