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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TFL connected smart watch for the elderly and blinded

My idea is about a smart watch that utilizes e-ink technology - for maximum battery life - which is connected to the TFL ( transport for London) live network ; the watch gives the elderly and blinded the ability to check bus/tram/underground times quickly and easily wit

by 1stPal | 0

The Combination of Three, Disparate Technologies to Prevent Pressure Sores in Wheelchair-bound People

Around 750,000 people are confined to wheelchairs, of which 60% will at some time suffer a pressure sore on the buttocks. These lead to pain, long hospital stays, prolonged bed rest.

by CDx | 0

Portable Easy Riser

Using an inflatable air bag to raise a cantilevered platform to assist elderly or infirm persons from a seated to a standing position.

by gwenniesboy | 0
airBody Dryer, body dryer, airTeem

airBody Dryer

airBody Dryer, the worlds first and only total body dryer. airBody Dryer is the ultimate all-over body dryer, using innovative technology to effortlessly dry you before you leave the shower.

by airTeem | 0

airBody Dryer

airBody Dryer, the worlds first and only total body dryer. airBody Dryer is the ultimate all-over body dryer, using innovative technology to effortlessly dry you before you leave the shower.

by airTeem | 0
Render of The Freedom One Wheelchair

The Freedom One Wheelchair

This project was created to design and manufacture a new generation of power wheelchair. Existing powerchairs on the market use outdated technology and come with an outdated customer experience - they do not meet modern customer needs.

by alexapc | 0

How do I…? Use of Near Field Communication to Teach Independent Living Skills

Simple but engaging tools have the best outcomes to support to people with differing physical and sensory abilities and a wide range of learning styles.

by AlexandraEavis | 2

pressure comfort pants

for people with limited mobility .eg chair,wheelchair or bedridden.A dual layer of soft cotton pants,with large pockets on hips and sacrum in which gel pressure relieving pads can be inserted to help reduce the possibility of pressure sores.the pockets would be made by

by patriciareynolds | 0

Dementia Help Application

My idea is a smartphone or tablet application that actively helps people suffering from Dementia. It helps patients at home with cognitive activities, reminiscent therapy, interaction with others and their daily routine.

by Luke van Bentum | 0
3D printed robotic prosthetic hand

Affordable 3D Printed Robotic Prosthetic Hands

Emerging technologies like 3D printing and 3D scanning can radically reduce fitting-time and medical cost for hand amputees. Prosthetics no longer have to be heavy, flesh coloured, functionless cosmetic hands, or alienating hooks that are difficult to operate.

by Open Bionics | 1

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