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Abacus Gemini 2000 bath wins prestigious OT Show Excellence in Caring Award

Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions has been presented with the acclaimed Excellence in Caring Award at the OT Show for its pioneering Gemini 2000 hi-lo bath (The Occupational Therapy Show, Stand D10, NEC, 27-28 November).…

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Added by Abacus Specialist Bath Solutions on December 9, 2019 at 10:00 — No Comments

Scorpio bath donation by Abacus for Lane family TV home conversion

In this video, you will see the Lane family using their new Scorpio 1700 accessible bath - donated to them by Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions as part of a flagship TV home conversion programme. …

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Added by Abacus Specialist Bath Solutions on December 4, 2019 at 10:00 — No Comments

New brain-machine interface could offer control over wheelchairs

Georgia Tech researchers have created a new brain-machine interface (BMI) that uses a new class of nano-membrane electrode combined with flexible electronics and a new deep learning algorithm to help disabled people wirelessly control devices. The BMI could be used to control things like an electric wheelchair, interact with a computer, or operate a small robotic vehicle without having to use a hair-electrode cap or mess with wires.

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Added by George Perfect on October 3, 2019 at 8:50 — No Comments

NAIDEX Info and Lioving With Spinal injury

I am very excited that the 2020 NAIDEX show will be better than ever.  As always I will be talking at NAIDEX.  I just published a post about disability dating on the NAIDEX Blog 

https://www.naidex.co.uk/news/blog.asp?blog_id=19855

Also of great interest to the Bespoken community is an article about independent living that I wrote for the independentliving site.…

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Added by David Millar on July 8, 2019 at 19:16 — No Comments

Of wheelchairs and pricing – and a challenge to an open source hardware project

Anyone who either uses or has an interest in electric wheelchairs and the way the industry behind them works might be interested in the (warning: long) article I published at:

https://www.biznik.co.uk/of-wheelchairs-and-pricing-and-a-challenge-to-an-open-source-hardware-project/

In addition to calling out the appaling…

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Added by George Perfect on June 22, 2019 at 7:00 — No Comments

Driving Mobility, The National Voice of Independent Transportation, AGM

Charity Driving Mobility has successfully held its Annual Conference at The University of Chester for Professionals and Practitioners to share developments and ideas regarding accessible driving and independent mobility.

Driving Mobility accredits a…

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Added by Driving Mobility on June 19, 2019 at 11:13 — No Comments

Shaun Masters OT to deliver client-centred cot prescription advice at Kidz West on 4 July 2019

Shaun Masters, Occupational Therapist and Trusted Assessor, will be available on the Theraposture stand at Kidz to Adultz Wales and West, to offer expert advice regarding care cots for disabled children and young adults.



4th July 2019, 9.00am – 4.30pm. Thornbury Leisure Centre, Bristol, BS35 3JB. Stand A3…



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Added by Theraposture on June 19, 2019 at 9:31 — No Comments


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Blackwood Design Awards 2018/19 Judging Day Video

With the success of last weeks Blackwood Design Awards it seems only fitting that we made a video from the day! 

Watch the full thing below: 

Added by David Quinn on May 24, 2019 at 15:22 — No Comments


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The Blackwood Design Awards 2018/19 Judging Day

Another year and it was another successful Blackwood Design Awards.

Held in Datalabs conference room in the magnificent Bayes Centre in the heart of Edinburgh’s University campus it was a setting fit for the occasion.

Judges arrived from across the country at mid-day:

Toby Mildon – A diversity and Inclusion…

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Added by David Quinn on May 22, 2019 at 16:00 — 1 Comment

Abacus OT CPD bathing seminar pulls in high attendance at Kidz South

In partnership with Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, Occupational Therapist Kate Sheehan’s latest CPD assisted bathing seminar has generated strong attendance at…

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Added by Abacus Specialist Bath Solutions on May 21, 2019 at 13:58 — No Comments


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The Blackwood Design Awards 2018/19 Shortlist Finalists!

BDA 18/19 Finalist Shortlist               

It’s the shortlist time…

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Added by David Quinn on May 10, 2019 at 15:00 — No Comments

Abacus OT seminar to highlight accessible bath funding justification at OTAC Exeter

In association with Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, Adam Ferry, Occupational Therapist, will be delivering an educational seminar regarding assisted bathing and equipment funding at OTAC Exeter.…



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Added by Abacus Specialist Bath Solutions on April 20, 2019 at 15:30 — No Comments

Abacus to present OT CPD seminar and new larger Gemini 2000 bath at Kidz South

Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, in association with The OT Service, will be delivering a CPD assisted bathing seminar and debuting the impressive Gemini 2000 bath at Kidz to Adultz…

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Added by Abacus Specialist Bath Solutions on April 10, 2019 at 10:00 — No Comments

Edinburgh Napier Students Wow With Their Designs!

Since autumn term 2018 Blackwood Innovation team have been actively working with third- and fourth-year students from the School of Engineering and Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University. The students are tasked to work in teams to create and design a product that promotes digital technology and a roadmap for that product…

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Added by bespoken Team on April 9, 2019 at 13:55 — 1 Comment

Abacus OT assisted bathing seminar and Gemini 2000 bath debut to deliver unmissable opportunities at OTAC

Respected Occupational Therapist Adam Ferry, in conjunction with Abacus, will be delivering an invaluable educational bathing seminar at OTAC Leeds alongside the debuting Gemini 2000 platform bath.



OTAC Leeds, Weetwood Hall Estate…

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Added by Abacus Specialist Bath Solutions on April 7, 2019 at 22:54 — No Comments

New larger antimicrobial Gemini 2000 bath from Abacus delivers show highlight at Kidz to Adultz Middle

The debut of the Gemini 2000 bath at a Kidz to Adultz event has generated significant interest from healthcare professionals and parents seeking a future-proofed assisted bathing solution.…
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Added by Abacus Specialist Bath Solutions on March 29, 2019 at 16:30 — No Comments


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Disabled Access Day 2019

It was Disabled Access Day on Saturday the 16th of March so we braved the snow and delayed trains to visit …

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Added by David Quinn on March 22, 2019 at 13:14 — No Comments

Abacus to present new Gemini 2000 bath, antimicrobial technology and CPD seminar at Kidz Middle

Abacus will be showcasing the larger and longer Gemini 2000 bath, BioCote antimicrobial protection and a CPD assisted bathing seminar at Kidz to Adultz Middle.



Thursday 21st March 2019, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Ericsson Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry CV6 6GE. Stand E14.



Celebrating 10 years,…

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Added by Abacus Specialist Bath Solutions on February 21, 2019 at 16:30 — No Comments

Abacus OT-led assisted bathing seminar generates maximum attendance at OTAC Chester

The bathing seminar presented by Adam Ferry, Occupational Therapist (OT), in association with Abacus Specialist Bathroom Solutions, delivered the highest attendance at the recent Occupational Therapy Adaptation Conference (OTAC), Chester.

OTAC events provide vital information for healthcare professionals regarding housing adaptations and specialist assistive equipment. In addition…

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Added by Abacus Specialist Bath Solutions on February 10, 2019 at 21:30 — No Comments


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Ramble Tag - a Blackwood Design Awards Entry

Ramble Tag is one of the entries to our Blackwood Design Awards and yet is already something of a success story. From it's fairly humble beginnings as two neighbours dog walking and an old luggage handle to a successful Kickstarter to a fully fledged product already being used in major airports in the UK. 

It's innovation is in it's simplicity…

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Added by David Quinn on February 6, 2019 at 16:30 — No Comments

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