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Finalist Updates #1: Supportspace - where we came from, where we are, and where we are going

With mayoral endorsement & NHS recognition, Supportspace’s gathering steam has been given a boost by the Inclusive Technology Prize, but it’s been some time in the making.  


Added: 17/08/2015 - 9:37am |
The future's bright: Open Bionics aims to create affordable bionic hands for amputees that are functional and fun to wear.

Finalist Updates #1: Open Bionics - Design with ability Vs Design for disability

Open Bionics is using a user-centered design approach to create life-changing 3D printed bionic hands. And, if you’re a potential user, they’d like to hear from you.  


Added: 14/08/2015 - 5:38pm |
PlanHub demonstrating their prototype to Justin Tomlinson MP, Minister for Disabled People

Finalist Updates #1: PlanHub - No Rest for the Wicked…..

PlanHub is a new, customisable platform which allows disabled people to decided what information the system holds about them and uses Near Field Communication technology to control who can access it.

Added: 14/08/2015 - 5:20pm |
Action on Hearing Loss is working for a world where hearing loss doesn't limit or label people.

Finalist Updates #1: Hearing Loop Listening App - Update 1: With Great Hearing Loop Power…

Action on Hearing Loss is creating an app that will allow people with mild to moderate hearing loss to tap into hearing loops via their smartphones. Find out about the development of this original idea.


Added: 14/08/2015 - 10:37am |
Early stage prototype of the Fine Motor Aid

Finalist Updates #1: Active Hands - Prototype Progress and Proof of Concept Developments

Active Hands’ ideas will help people with limb difference or hand function weakness be more active and independent in their daily lives.


Added: 10/08/2015 - 5:33pm |
Inclusive Technology Prize finalist Evolvable Walker

Finalist Updates #1: Evolvable Walking Aid - Step 1: Graduate

Step 1, graduate. Step 2, create an affordable evolvable walking aid that changes with its user. Reducing cost and improving their experience.


Added: 10/08/2015 - 1:40pm |

Finalist Updates #1 - Nimble: What do these 160 people around the UK have in common?

Nimble, the world’s first one handed package opener, is ready to be put through its paces! Find out who’ll be testing it and how their feedback will be used.


Added: 10/08/2015 - 1:27pm |
Inclusive Technology Prize finalist's Handyclix

Finalist Updates #1: Handyclix -“Belt up mate!”

Find out about the team behind Handyclix, how they’re developing their designs and engaging users ahead of their launch date in May 2016.


“Belt up mate! What? You can’t – why not?”

Added: 10/08/2015 - 1:17pm |
Members of the AzuleJoe team holding a prototype of their product in front of an Inclusive Technology Prize banner.

Finalist Updates #1: AzuleJoe - Engaging the Community, Developing Code & Building Relationships with Business

With support from the Inclusive Tech Prize, we’ve been making progress towards our aim of making life a little easier for everybody involved in Augmented and Alternative Communication.

So what have we been up to?

Added: 03/08/2015 - 4:40pm |
Members of Inclusive Technology Prize's finalist organisations attending the 'Next Step Session'.

Next Steps Session for Inclusive Technology Prize's 10 finalists

Yesterday, we held the 'Next Steps Session' for Inclusive Tech's 10 finalists.

Added: 01/07/2015 - 5:26pm |