Innovation for Independence

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Safe Haven / Safe space

Safe Haven / safe space Helping those with special emotional needs, The project recognizes the special requirements of children with conditions such as Autism and ADHD and aims to develop products, which address these needs. For example in the case of autism th

by Julia Tiesteel | 0

Saving lives of stroke victims by showing what to do.

After my surprise stroke I learned of the nead for immediate action by people ‘on the scene’ as the first minutes are critical.

by poddy | 0

Easy TV: Access to Television for people living with Dementia

Our idea is to create a TV system that is easy to use for people living with Dementia. This is important, Dementia affects around 850,000 people in the UK and 40% of older people say the television is their main source of company.

by nigelharris | 0

Voice/Text/Tone – bringing emotions to telephone calls for the hard of hearing.

Often the most life-changing innovations are the simplest. And the simple phone call – an everyday necessity and taken for granted by so many of us – can be extremely challenging for the hard of hearing, either making them feel isolated or vulnerable.

by Keano81 | 0


COGS represents many people who have learning and other disabilities, very few are able to read or transpose the written word. This is both embarrassing and debilitating.

by COGS-Gardening | 2

Changing Stories

There is a therapeutic approach called Narrative Therapy developed by Michael White in the Dulwich Centre. This involves young people externalising the factors in their lives by telling stories about what has happened to them, but in the guise of different characters.

by Max Zadow | 0

Portable smart anti-hand tremor device “Shake Off” (working name).

A tremor is an involuntary, somewhat rhythmic, muscle contraction and relaxation involving to-and-fro movements (oscillations or twitching) of one or more body parts.

by Jeff Francis | 1

Development of a spinal simulator to teach manual skills to health care professionals

I am a PhD student in the 3rd year of my studies, additionally i am a practicing physiotherapist and the overall aim of my project is to develop a spinal simulator to improve understanding of manual therapy.

by Jonathan Flynn | 0

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

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