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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The label reacts to its environment and produces tactile bumps when the food goes bad

Bump Mark – Bio-reactive Food Label

We developed an innovative, integrated, bio-reactive food expiry label designed for informing blind and partially sighted people about conditions of food inside its packaging.

by DesignBySol | 0
The Canute prototype being read by a deaf-blind lady

Canute: Affordable Braille Literacy

It is vital that the decline in Braille literacy amongst blind people over the past few decades is reversed. It is vital that blind students have equal access to digital resources.

by Bristol Braille... | 0

The KneeKnaw

The KneeKnaw is a sculptured and contoured seat cushion specifically designed for the sedentary long-term disabled who have or are prone to leg and foot ulcers and pressure sores, including at the base of the coccyx.

by Darkseid | 0

LUMO - real time graphic reader for blind and visually impaired people

LUMO is a product and a learning programme which enables blind and visually impaired people to read shapes, graphs, diagrams and colours directly from paper, a text book or a sketchbook, and enables them to draw in colour.

by Anna Wojdecka | 0

National Health Hub for Health & Social Care Professionals, Carers, Patients (and their support network of friends and family)

A national Health Hub built on community technology that incorporates all the tools needed for rapid communication, collaboration, information sharing, education and support.

by Sunshine | 0

Personalised Interactive wall Garden

This is a specialist portal which supports individuals with a combination of health and social care needs.

by Liz Crook | 0

Smart Boards

As Smart phones are getting cheaper more and more Disabled and impaired people and elderly are now able to afford them, But as with most technology can be scary or they simply can not use them. So what if there was a easy way well there is - A Smart Baud that works w

by Northerndj | 250

an app to report descrimination

my idea is to put the reporting of Discrimination we who suffer from mental health and other disabilities receive every day from employers the "sifting organisations" masquerading as employment agencies, employers and the DWP on one single APP it would be uniq

by garethevans0108 | 0

Off road wheelchair modification

My Idea is to try and enable people with disabilities to live a fuller and more rewarding life. The concept of my idea is something that has been done before, the off road wheelchair, it's the way in intend to do it that is original.

by RodPugh | 1

Coin mate - A portable coin dispenser

Coin Mate is a simple coin holding device specifically for UK coins that will allow people with lack of motor control to handle change. The device is large enough, the size of a large screen mobile phone, to be taken out of a bag and placed on a counter.

by NSF Trading | 16