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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The Digest: the curated Internet for the visually impaired

Visually impaired people often have problems easily accessing the digital world through a screen.

by mark.holden@are... | 0

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
PlanHub

PlanHub

PlanHub is a completely new way of enabling a disabled person to link their plans and administration into a single online location and decide who they want to be able to see the information it holds.

by Simon Howard | 1

Smart Glasses

Several of the successors to Google Glass have auto-focus cameras of reasonable resolution. We have developed novel methods to read text in photographs and would apply this in the Smart Glasses project.

by legentisdave | 0

‘Switched On’

‘Switched On’ is a communication bracelet that is swiped over programmed RFID/NFC tags or stickers to activate a voice on a smart phone or similar device. This simple, easy to use audio technology is unique because it is not screen or symbol based.

by Kate Spenceley | 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

Jojen

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

VISOR – Vision Impairment Support: Optical Reader

With so much information in our world displayed in printed form, you can imagine the challenge facing a visually impaired (VI) person in accessing services and participating in everyday life.

by Neil Polwart | 0

Picture-It: a digital tool to support living with autism

Picture-it is a new, secure digital tool designed in collaboration with autistic adults with learning disabilities and their support staff. Autism is a lifelong and complex neurodevelopmental condition that affects the way a person communicates and relates to other p

by katiegaudion | 0

supportspace

supportspace is a multi-platform application that connects Personal Care Budget recipients with support workers and the Social Services agency that administers funding.

by Max Zadow | 0

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