A South Korean company has been awarded two prestigious accolades by Blackwood for its creation of a virtual reality glove that is transforming recovery times of stroke victims. The care provider recognised the company, NEOFECT, as the winner in the ‘Best Aids and Equipment’ and ‘Best Accessib
The Blackwood Design Awards judges Housing and care provider Blackwood has awarded its annual accolades to the brightest and best new inventions in its mission to ensure that those with disabilities can live life to the full.
A virtual reality glove that is transforming both recovery times and expectations of those who have suffered stroke or serious injury has been shortlisted for a prestigious award. The RAPAEL Smart Glove is revolutionising patient rehabilitation thanks to its interactive gaming element, which encoura
A revolutionary swimming aid which helps disabled children learn to swim is in the running for a prestigious innovation award. The forward-thinking design, named the AquaPlane, is a swimming and buoyancy aid that has been specifically designed to adapt for a range of users with different needs.
Innovative new glasses which could revolutionise the way in which visually impaired athletes train and compete are one of the many exciting entries for an innovative design competition. The as yet unnamed concept is the brainchild of Andrew Taylor, a 24-year-old graduate from the University of Bath
Fanchea Kelly A recent report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland (EHRC) which calls on the Scottish Government to produce a strategy to ensure there’s an adequate supply of housing for people with disabilities is a positive call to action for accessible modern housing, with
A pensioner who enjoyed her first ever foreign trip has been able to share her holiday photos with the boss of the charity who developed the innovative new care support system that allowed her to travel to Vietnam. Margaret Sancken, 65, felt confident enough to book her first ever holiday to Vietnam
The designer of a pioneering spoon which allows people with disabilities to eat without spilling has paid tribute to housing care and housing provider Blackwood for the honour which propelled his invention into worldwide success. Grant Douglas, who has cerebral palsy, won the Blackwood Design Award
(from left) Connor McGinley Chameleon Architects; Councillor John Crowther; Gary Wilson River Clyde Homes; Councillor Tommy McVey; Gordon Lee, Cruden Building and Stephen Murray, River Clyde Homes 2018 is shaping up to be a record year of housing development for River Clyde Homes as the foundations
An Ayrshire woman has gone on her first holiday at the age of 65 to Vietnam after she was able to research her destination through an innovative, digitally enhanced care system. Margaret Sancken embarked on her holiday in November to spend 11 days discovering the country in Southeast Asia.