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

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

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


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

Dressage Call Controller

Horse riding is a sport that brings huge amounts of joy to many disabled individuals. The problem: When riders want to practice a dressage test, they have to learn the test beforehand or have someone on hand who can call each movement out to them.

by jan.birley@goog... | 0


EasyCue are mechanical assistive devices originally designed to enable people to play cue sports e.g. pool, snooker from a wheelchair.


visor — low vision aid for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch

Visor is the first app developed especially for and with people with low vision. It enables people with low vison to to turn their iPhone, iPad & iPod touch into a low vision aid.

by visor | 0