To us, innovation simply means doing things better than before.
The potential for disability innovation to shape global policy; corporate practice; investment strategies; cultural norms; individual behaviour and life outcomes is huge, and the technology revolution provides opportunities for scalability and access like never before.
We believe that disability innovation can change lives by forging new methods of participation, working with the poorest communities to harness the value of innovation.
Fit-for-purpose, affordable body-powered prostheses is designing upper limb prostheses that are both low cost and fit for their purpose and circumstance. The project is funded through the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Global Challenges Research Fund.
Partnering with UCL and the International Committee of the Red Cross, the GDI Hub hosted the Enable Makeathon 2.0 in London. Five teams were selected to come to London to further develop their disability innovation ideas into new products and services over the course of a 16-day intensive ‘bootcamp’.