The Lega del Filo d'Oro has a strong commitment to research and development.
The Association has, in fact, set up a Research Centre in Osimo for the psychopedagogic and technical-rehabilitation sectors. On request from the rehabilitation services and according to the needs of the users, the Centre plans, designs and does trials on methods and tools offering support for the deafblind and multisensory impaired which can help them integrate into their context and, if possible, attain their own level of autonomy.
There is also an intense, constant communication and interaction with the scientific and university worlds. The Technical-Scientific Committee has worked with them for over 20 years to identify research topics in the biomedical, psychopedagogic and technical-rehabilitation fields and to encourage a scientific approach which leads to uniform and coherent ways of working.
Among the projects currently being carried out by the Research Centre is an examination of solutions for those with severe motor problems. This has led to the development of technology like microswitches which have been designed to aid ambulation, improve the range of responses, enable vocal expression and encourage self-determined behaviours.