Innovation for Independence

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Ideas

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.

Before you submit an entry, please ensure that you have carefully read the FAQs, the guidance in the entry form and our Terms and Conditions.

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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

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
Audazzle

"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

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

PAapp

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

The Accessible Music Project

The idea is progress from a prototype “Musical Prosthesis”. This prosthesis allows people with either cognitive or motor impairments to actively participate in music. There are dual benefits.

by Michael Philip ... | 0

Hearing Mate

A device consisting of wireless earphones and a receiver (or smartphone app) to help hearing aid users capture and filter sound within a certain radius.

by CCDdesign | 0
The electromyography sensor on a forearm muscle.

Electromyographic keyboard for phones and tablets.

The internet lets us work from home, make friends from around the world, and access entertainment. This is a great benefit for those without full mobility, helping to prevent isolation and depression.

by edrosten | 105

3D Safe

3DSafe is a vibration-based bracelet system that helps people who are partially sighted or blind navigate through the built environment. The bracelets would use radar sensor technologies and the user would wear a bracelet on each wrist.

by CCDdesign | 0

Handheld, Fully Expressive and Controllable Text-to-Speech Synthesis

Speech is one of the defining traits that make us human. It is something people take for granted every day. Not being able to speak or completely express oneself is in itself a crippling symptom of many disabilities.

by speaklikeyoumeanit | 0

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