Naidex is the UK’s most prestigious event showcasing the innovations redefining the future of the disability sector. The Naidex team wanted to ensure the 45th edition was their most progressive show to date, celebrating Able Magazine’s 25th Anniversary! With over 12,000 forward-thinking visitors, 300 cutting-edge suppliers, 200 inspiring speakers, panel sessions and brand new interactive features, the Able Team were blown away by the products and services from across the globe that are transforming the lives of those living with a disability or impairment.
Over the 25th and 27th March, Birmingham’s NEC housed the most refined and highly focused content, reaffirming Naidex’s reputation as the axis of the healthcare, rehabilitation
We’ve put together some of the top highlights from this year’s show!
ReWalk is a wearable robotic exoskeleton that provides powered hip and knee motion to enable individuals with spinal cord injury (SCI) to stand upright, walk, turn, and climb and descend stairs*. ReWalk is the first exoskeleton to receive FDA clearance for personal and rehabilitation use in the United States. The ReWalk Personal System 6.0 is designed for
2. TGA Mobility
Established for over 30 years, TGA is a family business proud of its quality mobility products and high standards of customer service. TGA Mobility is a family business at the top of the market for mobility scooters and products. They have a
At Genie Wheelchairs they pride themselves on developing practical and affordable mobility products that make your day to day life that little bit easier. With the Genie V2 standing wheelchair, the ability to sit, recline, stand up and be mobile means the possibilities are endless. The modular design can be altered at any time to suit requirements. With a wide range of extra features, made to measure seating and custom adaptions available – the Genie V2 standing wheelchair is tailored to your needs.
Allied Mobility is the leading wheelchair accessible vehicles specialist for the UK and Ireland. They supply a wide range of wheelchair accessible cars, MPVs
6. Employability Panel Debate
Able editor, Tom Jamison talks about our new Employability Scheme ‘Be The Difference’ at Naidex. Able Magazine is taking a proactive approach to disability employment and invite like-minded
KYMCO, a Taiwanese manufacturer of scooters, motorcycles
8. Orcam (Winner of Best in Show Naidex Award 2019)
OrCam’s mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a wearable platform which improves the lives of individuals who are blind, visually impaired, and have reading difficulties.
OrCam was jointly founded in 2010 by Prof. Amnon Shashua and Mr. Ziv Aviram, who are also the co-founders of Mobileye, the collision avoidance system leader and autonomous driving innovator. The original OrCam MyEye device was launched in 2015, and the next generation OrCam MyEye 2.0 was launched in 2017.
9. Yeti Tablet
Yeti Tablet turns individual tasks into fun and engaging group activities. Helping you improve the way you learn, communicate, and collaborate. From a digital
10. Carbon Black
At Carbon Black they
Q’STRAINT builds on a tradition of innovation, advancing its mission of providing safe accessibility to everyone by developing the world’s highest quality, wheelchair passenger safety solutions.
12. Add Movement
The Segway wheelchair AddSeat creates a new level of mobility allowing you to reach places that in a normal wheelchair would be exhausting. With a footprint as small as a manual wheelchair, getting the AddSeat into an elevator or transporting it in a car is much easier.
AddSeat is created to give both the user and the family freedom to live a richer life with more independence. Following your friends and family on adventurous trips with challenging environments should not be a struggle, but a joy.
13. RGK Wheelchairs
Founded in 1988, RGK manufacture sport & daily made to measure wheelchairs. Every chair is unique to suit the requirements & individuality of its user. The highest quality materials are used to offer the lightest chairs on the market. Their team of mobility advisors can take you through the assessment process to create your perfect chair.
Ottobock is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of prosthetic limbs, orthotic supports
LIMB-art is a British design and manufacturing company based in the heart of beautiful North Wales dedicated to producing cool prosthetic leg covers.
Founded in 2018 by former Paralympic swimmer and medalist, Mark Williams and his wife Rachael, LIMB-art was born out of an overwhelming desire to help other prosthetic users raise their confidence, be proud of what they have and very simply, but equally importantly have fun showing off whilst doing so!
To make it easier for people with disabilities to travel on Airbnb, they’ve taken action to make their website and app more
In collaboration with Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired and Level Access, they’ve begun researching how people with limited vision use screen access technology to use our website and app. They’ve
For a great deal on a Motability car, come to Bristol Street Motors. An experienced dealership of cars from a huge range of manufacturers, they will be able to help you find the Motability car that suits you best. They have the necessary facilities, team, and deals to make you feel comfortable in choosing a Motability car, whatever body style you’re looking for, so why not get in touch with us soon.
If you’re looking for a new or used Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), then Bristol Street Versa is the best place to start. Bristol Street Versa is part of the Vertu Motors dealer group, the 6th largest motor retailer in the United Kingdom. They
They understand that finding the right vehicle can sometimes be a daunting task and this is why they also offer expert advice and service to ensure a smooth and trustworthy relationship with their customers.
19. Cyclone Mobility
The main objective of their expert team, most of whom are wheelchair users, is to transform the lives of disabled people across the UK. Through a combination of therapies, services
Behind the inmu technology is the founding couple, Anders Hansen and Toni Marquard. Together with composer Asger Steenholdt, designer Emilie Dissing Wiehe, and their team of engineers, the launched the inmu in autumn 2017, and thus improved the quality of life of many users through auditory and haptic levels of experience. The shared interest in improving quality of life resulted from a personal family experience with dementia.
A recent study of 50 dementia patients over a four-weeek period showed that 2/3 of inmu patients achieved a better quality of life: Rest, fewer daily-care conflicts, less anxiety, and better sleep.
Another study in a psychiatric facility found that well-being improved in 9 out of 10 patients with the inmu. Together with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), a stress study was carried out and showed a quicker recovery from stressful situations amongst patients using the inmu.