Innovation for Independence

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Monkey Gaming

Monkey Gaming is an innovation network of blind and partially sighted people in Scotland. We want to influence the gaming design industry to make games universally inclusive.

by monkeygaming | 0

RoboNHS: web-based alternative format document service

We are entering a world in which the tag “assistive technology” could become meaningless. We all now increasingly rely on smart devices to interact with a world of pervasive media. The possibilities for true inclusion are very exciting.

by Higgoo | 1

Equal Opportunities in Education for Children with ADHD

We aim to enable children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) to learn regular school subjects in an easy and fun way. Research indicates significant benefits in motivating children at school through computer games related to curriculum subjects (Yu 20

by Clockwork Chilli | 0


BSee is a smartphone app that reads aloud text captured by the camera, helping the partially-sighted read. For the partially-sighted, everyday life – reading signs on the metro, for instance, or reading the price in a supermarket – can be difficult.

by ThomasLawson | 0

Includeon - a web platform providing tailored and certified social business education and online workplace accessible to all.

Is Web really universal and open to anyone? Can people with disabilities learn, teach and work online without barriers?

by magdaslowinska | 0

Go Go, Go Slow, No Go

At a very old age, 85 and over, it is a difficult challenge to manage the costs of care particularly the uncertainty of care needs and their costs.

by Momo | 0

Smart Panel - coFlo Scald protection Shower Unit

How we wash ourselves in the Western world has not changed much since plumbing and hot water have become necessities in our homes.

by reo22 | 0
The Modular Walking Aid components

Evolvable Walking Aid; the modular range can be assembled to form different walking aids.

Currently, during a case of mobility rehabilitation or deterioration, a person is required to switch between, on average, three different walking aids in order to obtain the correct support.

by Cara | 0
Close up of a man in a gym holding a dumbbell with a gripping aid

A device to help those without fine motor control/strength hold small objects

The Active Hands Company manufactures and sells gripping aids for all types of disabilities where hand function or control has been affected. We manufacture in the UK and sell online in the UK and all over the world.

by Active Hands | 2

Managing the kitchen environment (simplifying the controls on kitchen appliances, by controlling the programmes wirelessly)

This is a development of an idea that I had in 2013, aged 13, and that I used in the Bosch Technology Horizons Award. I have further worked on this idea with my mother, and my brother who has severe cerebral palsy.

by Biegstraaten | 0