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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Using valuable information that we have obtained from our design partners we managed to identify an area that is in need of improvement, the train toilets. It is never a pleasant experience to walk in to an unclean toilet.

by Efstratios Alig... | 3

MYLA - My Life Assistant

We are proposing a Virtual Assistant which helps elderly and people with disabilities to manage their daily lives, send and receive messages, being reminded of daily life routines, provide safe and easy access to internet, take away the feeling of loneliness and keep co

by helpinghand | 0

Intelligent home energy local area network system; eLansys

Despite all the advances in technology to date, we still manually switch the power back on, when a light blows or circuit is overloaded.

by elansysdc | 0

"Mists of Audazzle"

Daisy invited her friends to an indoor adventure park party. When the games started, all the children ran off playing together but none of them wanted to drag Daisy around. Daisy sat and waited.

by Barbara Verardo | 0


Wayfindr is the result of a productive collaboration between the Royal London Society for Blind People (RLSB) Youth Forum, ustwo and Transport for London (TfL).

by wayfindr | 0

Emergency service early warning system (EWS)

The EWS is a simple effective method of alerting drivers and pedestrians to approaching emergency vehicles developed alongside people suffering from hearing impairments.

by DMU School of D... | 0


We are three years into creating GeorgiePhone which enables blind, low vision techno-phobic people to enjoy the benefits of an Android smartphone.

by rogerwh1 | 0

Textile Based Assistive Wearable Robot

Recent advances in exoskeletons have demonstrated how wearable robotic can enable paralytics to walk again. People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) may potentially benefit from such technology to assist their mobility.

by denishuen | 0


PAapp is a new exciting innovative Smartphone App & Device that will assist disabled people & vulnerable users in both an emergency and with medical appointments. PAapp will also offer accessible advisory assistance through a dedicated call centre setting.

by nencotterell | 0

Ramp Me App

The main aim is to have a mobile app that allows disabled users, in particular wheelchair users, to check-in and book a ramp from home, when they are at a station, on a train, waiting for a bus etc.

by CCDdesign | 0