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Award Winning SMART Prosthetic Limb is Closest to Real Leg

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The biggest challenge faced by designers when making a prosthetic leg is…Continue

Tags: Knee, Amputee, Bionic, Leg, Prosthetic

What’s the one thing people often wrongly assume you can’t do?

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Granted it’s not exactly a brand-new theme (“disability is so very misunderstood”) but the object here isn’t to have a lazy moan. Not least of all because I, personally, don’t have a disability. I’m…Continue

Magnetised Shirt Buttons Enable Person with Parkinson's to Dress Themselves in Seconds

Started Sep 20 0 Replies

I saw the following news report (see video below) about a woman in the USA who started making shirts with magnetic buttons for her husband who had been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.The illness…Continue

Tags: Disease, Magna, Ready, Parkinson's, Clothing

James Dyson Awards 2018 highlights

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The latest results from the…Continue

Tags: Hand, Air, Chair, Circleg, Origami

 

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Award Winning SMART Prosthetic Limb is Closest to Real Leg

The biggest challenge faced by designers when making a prosthetic leg is how to capture and recreate that natural flow of movement. When a person who has two legs walks, they don’t consciously think about the articulations in their knee, ankle and foot. Their body knows what to do to keep them balanced and stable, functioning at optimum level, and it simply does it. Any…See More
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Paul Richoux posted a discussion

What’s the one thing people often wrongly assume you can’t do?

Granted it’s not exactly a brand-new theme (“disability is so very misunderstood”) but the object here isn’t to have a lazy moan. Not least of all because I, personally, don’t have a disability. I’m just interested to find out what people affected will have to say. So the question is – ‘What’s the one thing people often wrongly assume you can’t do?’ Driving is a common one as is sex (not at the same time). Visually impaired people being talked at loudly on the assumption they are also deaf…See More
Sep 27
Paul Richoux posted a video

Our Ramble Tag invention. Guidance aid, for use with a visually impaired person.

We have a kickstarter page if you want to join us on our journey.
Sep 20
Paul Richoux posted a discussion

Magnetised Shirt Buttons Enable Person with Parkinson's to Dress Themselves in Seconds

I saw the following news report (see video below) about a woman in the USA who started making shirts with magnetic buttons for her husband who had been diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.The illness chipped away at his mobility and motor skills until one day he couldn't button his shirt. Since his wife created these shirts for him he can dress himself in seconds as the magnets simply click together to fasten the shirt.This got me wondering how do other people manage who have similar difficulty…See More
Sep 20
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James Dyson Awards 2018 highlights

The latest results from the international James Dyson Awards have been announced and I thought I would share just some of the highlights on bespoken. The James Dyson Awards recognise the best of international design and engineering that can help people and their communities. While it does not focus specifically on disability aids and…See More
Sep 14
Paul Richoux posted a video

10 tips for responding to dementia anger

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Sep 7
Paul Richoux posted a discussion

wheelAIR key backer in historical moment for inclusivity: the first ever Adaptive Highland Games

Scottish healthcare start-up wheelAIR were key supporters of what have been described as the UK’s first ever Adaptive Highland Games. Adaptive events took place at the largest ever Mey Highland and Cultural Games in the very north of Scotland, in John…See More
Aug 7
Paul Richoux posted a discussion

CAA reveals the best and worst UK airports to use if you have a disability

Today the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority has published a report showing a list of 30 of the country’s biggest and busiest airports, classing them according to how well they cater to the need of travellers who have a disability. The most shocking piece of data in the report is the revelation…See More
Jul 13
Paul Richoux posted a discussion

Disability in the Spotlight at Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Get Your Tickets!

What is it?Starting at the beginning, BBC Ouch is the segment of the BBC that focuses on disability and its contributors are all people who have disabilities. Ouch Storytelling Live is, as you probably guessed, a live event that is run during the Edinburgh Festival and is now in its 3rd year. In short, people (members of the public, not celebrities) who have experienced disability, chronic illness,…See More
Jun 25
Paul Richoux posted a discussion

Do you Need Wheelchair Lights to Keep You Safe and Visible at Night?

I've spoken with people in the past who raised the issue of how dangerous it can be going out and about in a wheelchair after dark, when they are particularly vulnerable to traffic.I've heard stories of people having to take their wheelchair onto the road because of badly maintained pavements which make them impossible to use. Using the road at night without proper lighting is obviously very dangerous. I've heard of near misses from several people.One man in particular I met had a home made…See More
Jun 18
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Music For Life

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Jun 15
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Music For Life

Music for Life brings together professional musicians, people living with dementia and their care staff through interactive music sessions. Watch this short ...
Jun 15
Paul Richoux posted a discussion

Wendy on Wheels - bringing disability into the mainstream

I recently sat down for a Skype video call to the USA to speak with Angela Ruzicka, self-published writer of the popular children’s book series Wendy on Wheels. “Wendy is a strong character who likes to have fun” says Angela, creator of the vibrant and engaging Wendy. A wheelchair user, Wendy on Wheels goes through life doing…See More
May 25
George Perfect replied to Paul Richoux's discussion Freedom One Life - new rugged powerchair with long life battery set to undergo trials
"Hi Alex, Great to see the dream is getting closer - my heartiest congratulations and admiration. If I could make a couple of comments (aimed at improving the product - and your potential market) based on my experience. A folding seat back is…"
May 21
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Blackwood Design Awards 2017/18 shortlist revealed

3 out 4 categories have been shortlisted in the Blackwood Design Awards 2017/18 with the final less than a month away. The Best New Concept is still awaiting the last few shortlisting votes but you will discover all next week. In the meantime, here’s your first look at who will face off during the final when our panel of expert judges deliberate in the  Lighthouse in Glasgow.The finalists then, by category are… Best New Accessible Technology Eyesynth – One of the most exciting new products in…See More
May 3

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Game of Thrones Character finally gets wheelchair! Our review...

Posted on August 18, 2017 at 8:25 2 Comments

Okay so maybe you aren’t remotely interested in the hit HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ but bear with me.

 

Quick back story with only minimal spoilers*

In the very first episode we saw the young character of Bran Stark fall from a tower. The resulting fall left him paralysed and for several past seasons in this pseudo medieval fantasy world he was alternatively carried by someone or dragged along in a makeshift sledge. Not ideal.

No more however. It only took…

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My Movember - Raising funds for Alzheimer Research UK

Posted on November 27, 2014 at 10:03 0 Comments

Alright so admittedly it's not really the most impressive moustache you've ever seen and Daniel Day-Lewis is probably not feeling too threatened yet.

 

However....

 

I am raising money for a very worthy cause. And although Movember is typically supposed to be focused on charities…

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At 11:33 on September 9, 2014, gavin alastair neate said…
Great work on Bespoken recently. Super stories and nice approach. Keep up the good work.

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