Innovation for Independence

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We want YOU to capture OUR imagination with YOUR innovation! You can also check out the Wishlist page and see if your idea relates to people's needs. 

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Robots for Good - Inmoov Explorer

The Inmoov Explorer project is a 3D Printed human size robot that will allow disabled people to visit the world outside their room through virtual reality.

by Wevolver | 0

Friendly SMART technology in the home for Deaf People

Today's products incorporate SMART technology but these confuse Deaf People whose first language is British Sign Language. They are not able to utilise fully the ease of control via their smartphones.

by David Jackson | 2

Keeping it Simple – Easy communications

These days technology is very clever and designers make products more and more sophisticated. With regard to communication for the disabled and for those who are elderly and less tech savvy, SIMPLEST IS BEST.

by Pauline Lomax | 0

Monitoring equipment for elderly and home care and monitoring using existing infrastructure.

With the advent of Wireless Sensor Networks monitoring of vital health information of patients, home-based care has become possible. Patients are monitored for a variety of vital life signs in real time using existing infrastructure in the comfort of their home.

by John Woods | 0

Voice controlled assistive system for visually impaired users

A voice-controlled assistive system offering visually impaired users an intuitive and unified way of controlling home appliances/utilities and communicating with friends/family, with one simple form of interaction, to be used in and out of the home.

by James Miles | 0

Easy to Use Gloves/Mittens

To design a pair of gloves\mittens which are not just easy to get on and off, are extremely warm and allow the wearer to use manual wheelchairs, joysticks on electric wheelchairs, mobility scooter controls, walkers and operate things like keys, keypads and doors.

by Jazzy Jayne | 0

FES free gait walking (rehabilitation and exercise) aid

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a technique that uses small electrical charges to improve mobility for individuals with paralysis resulting from a spinal cord injury (SCI), head injury, stroke and other neurological disorders.

by Active Design | 0

Dignity Toileting Device

The Dignity Toileting Device was conceived by a home-carer in response to the need to single-handedly manage the toileting affairs of a bed-bound home patient.

by Canard Design Ltd | 0


An Oculus Rift simulator that puts you (trainee, carer, health worker, planner, designer, employer etc.) in the shoes of people with disabilities.

by DClark | 0
YouSmile: Facial Expression Feedback for People with Parkinson’s Disease

YouSmile: Facial Expression Feedback for People with Parkinson’s Disease

We propose the use of a wearable interface using advanced computational methods to help people with Parkinson's Disease(PD) visualize and train the quality and intensity of their facial expressions.

by ag | 0