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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

This courageous teenager marched for charity on prosthetic legs...

Levana Hanson from Tewkesbury is 15 years old and used prosthetic limbs for years after contracting a particularly aggressive form of Menin…

Started by bespoken Team

0 Nov 10, 2016

Exciting Advance made in Developing World Healthcare thanks to the Amparo Socket!

Another exciting step has been made in the advancement of independent living! The James Dyson Foundation, an organisation which encourages…

Started by Melissa McDonald

0 Jun 23, 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

Disabled techno-wizard fills home with his personalised adaptations

On a quiet street, in a modest house in Renfrew, lives a techno wizard whose years of experience and his passion for technology have led hi…

Started by Paul Richoux

1 Dec 27, 2015
Reply by Linda Jane McLean

A new look for the artificial arm? Meet the tentacle prosthetic

It looks a bit like something out of a Marvel Superheroes film, but then again, where’s the joy in conformity. This eye catching design fo…

Started by Paul Richoux

0 Nov 11, 2015


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