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. 

As your ideas are submitted, they will be published here.

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Murr-ma: Amphibious Prosthesis

Murr-ma: Amphibious Prosthesis

Murr-ma came about from looking into the surf-life saving community on the beaches of Australia. When we were there, we observed the lack of presence of those who are physically impaired. This led to an interview with a below knee amputee who frequented the beach.

by Murr-ma | 1

Path - Walk with Confidence

Path is intelligent footwear that provides triggers to stimulate walking, increase confidence and reduce the risk of falls.

by lisepape | 0

InDrone: An Inclusive Inflatable Telepresence Drone for People with Motor Disabilities

Our aim is to develop an ‘Inflatable Telepresence Drone’ called ‘InDrone’ for people with motor disabilities. InDrone will empower users to interact with other people and environments by overcoming physical barriers.

by worpcloud | 0

Tandem (app)

Tandem - an app that allows a learning disabled or young disabled adult to be virtually guided/mentored by an expert user of social media.

by Donna Comerford | 0

Drinking Aid

This drinking aid can clip onto a variety of glasses, cups and mugs. The steel clips encased in silicone allow the aid to grasp even curved surfaces. The polymer handle offers strength.

by Jamie King | 0
Velofeet: A Passive Dynamic Exoskeleton for Assisting Human Locomotion

Velofeet: A Passive Dynamic Exoskeleton for Assisting Human Locomotion

Velofeet is a new vehicle that works as an exoskeleton to reduce the load of body weight to the lower limbs while driven by walking or running. It loads most of the body weight, through a rigid frame, onto a large diameter wheel.

by Dr Manuel Alvar... | 0

Really Useful Stuff

Need: 500,000 people develop impairment each year. These people must reinvent their lives and rely on advice from professionals and peers to rediscover independence.

by Robert | 0

QDoc: A smart phone app for people suffering from dementia and their carers

The patients and carers of those suffering from dementia find that the consultations with consultants and health professionals are quite daunting. They have so many questions to ask but usually forget to ask these in limited time.

by sfarooqlrh | 0

Website to help people with disabilities find appropriate leisure activities

This purpose built, accessible and user friendly website would help people who face multiple barriers accessing mainstream leisure activities to find appropriate activities.

by Display App CIC | 0


BRUISE is a smart injury detection suit for disabled athletes with loss of sensation. It applies a recyclable pressure-sensitive film to indicate the severity of injuries. High risk areas are covered with disposable, made-to-fit film sheet inserts.

by TeamBruise | 0