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. 

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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


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

Where do I want to Go

'Where I want to go' aims to offer an educational and practical application (to be used on smart phones or tablets) that helps young people with learning difficulties travel independently.

by Ann Marie | 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 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

Voice controlled assistive system for visually impaired users

A voice-controlled assistive system offering visually impaired users an intuitive and unified way of controlling home appliances/utilities and communicating with friends/family, with one simple form of interaction, to be used in and out of the home.

by James Miles | 0

FES free gait walking (rehabilitation and exercise) aid

Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a technique that uses small electrical charges to improve mobility for individuals with paralysis resulting from a spinal cord injury (SCI), head injury, stroke and other neurological disorders.

by Active Design | 0


Sight is the most important sense of all. More than 2 million people in UK are partially sighted, its hard for them to navigate, do household things, read, watch TV and many more.

by Rakesh | 0