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Quadriplegic motor racing now possible

As a former (very amateur) racer and generally keen "motorist" (am I letting my age slip with that language?) I'd love nothing more than to…

Started by George Perfect

0 Aug 29


This woman's Facebook post flags up brilliant disabled support you probably never knew existed

The following post has lit up Facebook where one lady going about her daily commute got a super cool and unexpected surprise that put her i…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 May 9


Magic box controls your tablets, IPhones, and other devices without laying a finger on them

A Canadian firm has just struck a blow for independent living by creating an assistive device that can be discretely fitted to a wheelchair…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 May 5

Location, Location, location.

Paul, I have just filled this survey out, like I was asked to do in the BeSpoken Bulletin and it asks for a State address and only offers A…

Started by John Alexander Logan

1 Feb 6
Reply by Paul Richoux


It's a gas! Wearable airbag to help prevent serious injuries from falls

A wearable airbag to prevent or reduce injuries during falls is dividing opinions among the independent living community.   As we get older…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Dec 8, 2016

Catch up with Aldo Faisal and the winner of the 2014 Blackwood Design Awards winner

‘It’s a bit like a code breaking approach. So your brain sends signals in terms of your eye movements, behaviour (and things like that) out…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Nov 25, 2016

Neatebox returns at new installation site outside Edinburgh

Already familiar to many a bespoken user, today a team from Blackwood went to the RBS HQ in Gorgarburn just outside Edinburgh to see the ne…

Started by Melissa McDonald

0 Jun 9, 2016


Cameroon engineer wins prestigious award for telecare technology

A 24 year old engineer has been awarded the 2016 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation for creating a telecare device that could help sav…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Jun 2, 2016

NHS release series of short videos for people with hearing impairment

Courtesy of NHS Lothian, these 5 short videos will tell you all you need to know about maintaining your hearing aid for optimum functionali…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Feb 18, 2016

The University of Coventry creates an app to help reduce risk of falling at home.

by Ainara Carmona I recently spoke to Nikki Holliday, a researcher at the Centre for Technology Enabled Health, at the University of Coven…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Jan 28, 2016


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