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Updates about the prize process and blogs from Nesta, judges, partners and friends.

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HandyClix prototype

Finalist Updates #3: HandyClix - HandyClix tightens its belt and finds a final design!

Wheelchair belts need to cover lots of functions and meet various requirements. See how HandyClix is analysing the user feedback in order to improve their product! 

Added: 11/12/2015 - 3:36pm |

Finalist Updates #3: Supportspace- Field Trials, Accolades and New Markets for supportspace®

It’s been an incredible month-and-a-bit for the supportspace® team - lots of videos, events, travel and testing! Find out why Supportspace team is going to Dubai just before Christmas! 


Added: 10/12/2015 - 5:35pm |

Finalist Updates #3: PlanHub - testing time in Peterborough

Testing in Peterborough... UK... the whole world! Once the product is ready all you need is user feedback. See how PlubHub is progressing and why a new range of chic and bespoke wearables were designed and crafted to suit your style.


Added: 10/12/2015 - 5:31pm |
Nimble at the OT show

Finalist Updates #3 - Nimble: 1 New Team Member, 4 BHS Outlets and 1000 Nimbles

Need ideas for Christmas presents? Visit local BHS to buy Nimble!

Added: 10/12/2015 - 5:25pm |

Finalist Updates #3: How Do I? - Testing starts in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .

Four people working in three different locations but developing same product? It might be tricky but seeing the development in practise motivates you to move forward. 


Added: 10/12/2015 - 5:20pm |
Hearing Loss app

Finalist Updates #3: Hearing Loop Listening App - prototype time!

Did you know on 4th November 2015, Action on Hearing Loss was given a renewed mandate to tackle hearing loss in 11 million people in the UK? 

Added: 10/12/2015 - 5:15pm |
Parts of The Evolvable Walking Aid

Finalist Updates #3: Evolvable Walking Aid Kit- We’re adapting and growing step by step

Research, testing, feedback.... Prototype! See the blog to find out more about the evolution of The Evolvable Walking Aid!

Added: 10/12/2015 - 5:05pm |
Young boy wearing Bionic Hands' prosthetic

Finalist Updates #3: Bionic Hands: Making the world's smallest bionic hand for a child.

Bionic Hands team successfully fitted children with bionic hands of... superheros! See what it's like to compact complex mechanisms to fit into tiny size of children's hands


Added: 10/12/2015 - 4:54pm |
Active Hands product

Finalist Updates #3: Active Hands - progress and delays

Since the last blog Active Hands have moved forward in some ways but also had a few delays - check out what it is like to run a small business!  



Added: 10/12/2015 - 4:48pm |
Female user demonstrates her customised 3D printed bionic hand.

Finalist Updates #2: Open Bionics - 24 million views on Facebook, what?!

It's been an excellent month for OpenBionics to raise awareness of their product. Winning James Dyson Award, reaching 24 million views on Facebook are just some of the newest updates for 3D printed bionic hands. 


Added: 14/09/2015 - 9:12am |