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 and independent living sectors.

We’ve put together some of the top highlights from this year’s show!

  1. Re-Walk

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 all day walking, available for use at home and in the community. It provides the most precise fit, highest walking speed and most natural gait of any powered exoskeleton.

We chat to the ReWalk – More Than Walking team at Naidex about their amazing exo skelton technology! #AbleMagazine #Rewalk #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent #Weareable

Posted by Able Magazine on Tuesday, 26 March 2019

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 30 year history of providing mobility scooters of the highest quality for individuals with impaired mobility, and are renowned for their excellent customer service.

We chat to TGA Mobility about their latest mobility scooter on display at Naidex 😎 #AbleMagazine #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent #TGAmobility #accesstravel #inclusivetransport

Posted by Able Magazine on Tuesday, 26 March 2019

3. Easyrise

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.

We chat to Easyrise at Naidex about their amazing Genie V. 2 standing wheelchair! Some amazing technology 😎 #AbleMagazine #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent #easyriseltd #geniev2

Posted by Able Magazine on Wednesday, 27 March 2019

4. Allied Mobility

Allied Mobility is the leading wheelchair accessible vehicles specialist for the UK and Ireland.  They supply a wide range of wheelchair accessible cars, MPVs and minibus conversions.  As a Motability partner, they offer a unique selection of wheelchair cars to private individuals and families. Their larger wheelchair accessible vehicles are also popular with social and community transport providers.  All of their wheelchair accessible vehicles are available to buy, rent or via the Motability Scheme.

We chat to Allied-Mobility about their latest model on display at Naidex for 2019 #ablemag #Naidex45 #alliedmobility #motability

Posted by Able Magazine on Tuesday, 26 March 2019

5. Transreport

Transreport provides the latest technologies that allows transport operators to better understand the needs of their passenger. Their advanced sensor technology identifies the train in which you are travelling, then communicates with transport operators, resolving your issue quickly, for a better journey.

We chat to the amazing team Transreport at stand N9083 at Naidex about providing better technology for disability transport in the UK #AbleMagazine #transreport #accesstravel #Naidex45 #Weareable #inclusivetransport

Posted by Able Magazine on Tuesday, 26 March 2019

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 organisations to join our new ‘Be the Difference Initiative’ which launched on 1st July 2018.

Able editor, Tom Jamison talks about our new Employability Scheme 'Be The Difference' at Naidex #AbleMagazine #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent #employability #bethedifference

Posted by Able Magazine on Tuesday, 26 March 2019

7. KYMCO

KYMCO, a Taiwanese manufacturer of scooters, motorcycles and ATVs, was established in 1963 to produce engine and transmission components for Honda and has been growing ever since. With an annual production of over a million vehicles, KYMCO is now one of the major global players in the world of scooters, motorbikes and ATVs.

We get the latest from KYMCO Scooters, Motorcycles & ATVs (UK) about their latest range in accessible mobility at Naidex #ablemag #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent #Weareable #AssistiveTechnology

Posted by Able Magazine on Tuesday, 26 March 2019

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.

We chat to OrCam about the latest technology in visual impairment at Naidex #AbleMagazine #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent #orcam

Posted by Able Magazine on Tuesday, 26 March 2019

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 whiteboard, to video conferencing, to a learning platform and 3 million other applications.

Heard of Kuori / Yeti Tablet? We get the latest from the team at Naidex in assistive technology! #AbleMagazine #yetitablet #Naidex45 #Weareable #AssistiveTechnology

Posted by Able Magazine on Tuesday, 26 March 2019

10. Carbon Black

At Carbon Black they recognise individualism. Whether you want golden Union Jack wheels like Kadeena Cox or the colours of your favourite team, the chances are, their customisation team can meet your requests. Simply tell them what you would like and they will do the rest. They use very light and incredibly strong carbon fibre, complemented further by stylish and lightweight aluminium components for added strength and resilience.

How cool is this chair? Carbon Black System chat to us about the latest designs within wheelchair technology at Naidex😎 #AbleMagazine #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent #carbonblacksystem #wheelchairdesign

Posted by Able Magazine on Tuesday, 26 March 2019

11. Q’Straint

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.

We get the latest from Q'Straint in accessible technology. Watch the video to find out more about their latest product at Naidex! #AbleMagazine #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent#Qstraint #AssistiveTechnology #Mobility

Posted by Able Magazine on Tuesday, 26 March 2019

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. 

We chat to the guys from Add Movement about their amazing AddSeat by AddMovement, and all the functions and features on offer at Naidex #AbleMagazine #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent #Addseat #Addmovement

Posted by Able Magazine on Wednesday, 27 March 2019

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. 

Have you seen the new range by RGK Wheelchairs at Naidex? Some great new designs that are tailored to your individual needs! #AbleMagazine #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent #rgkwheelchair #accesstravel #AssistiveTechnology

Posted by Able Magazine on Wednesday, 27 March 2019

14. Ottobock

Ottobock is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of prosthetic limbs, orthotic supports and wheelchairs that facilitate independence.

We chat to the team over at Ottobock about some of their new prosthetic technology at Naidex 😎 #AbleMagazine #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent #Ottobock #AssistiveTechnology

Posted by Able Magazine on Wednesday, 27 March 2019

15. Limb-art

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!

Some amazing prosthetic designs over at Limb-art, allowing you to personalise your design to how you want! Catch them at stand N7144 at Naidex today! 😎 #AbleMagazine #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent #limbart #AssistiveTechnology

Posted by Able Magazine on Wednesday, 27 March 2019

16. AirBnB

To make it easier for people with disabilities to travel on Airbnb, they’ve taken action to make their website and app more accessible, and created ways for hosts and guests to spotlight and search for accessible homes.

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 learnt a lot about what’s working and what isn’t, and have created a team dedicated to educating their engineers and designers about how to create online experiences that everyone can use.

We chat to Airbnb to see what they are up to in the world of accessible travel 🌍 at Naidex #AbleMagazine #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent #airbnb #accesstravel

Posted by Able Magazine on Wednesday, 27 March 2019

17. Bristol Street Motors

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.

We chat to the team over at Bristol Street Motors at Naidex about the latest cars on the Motability Scheme 🚙 #ablemag #motability #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent #accesstravel #inclusivemotoring

Posted by Able Magazine on Wednesday, 27 March 2019

18. Bristol Street Versa

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 specialise in Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles and have successfully done so for over 25 years.

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.

Get the latest from Bristol Street Versa talking about the latest features in their Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles at Naidex 😎 #AbleMagazine #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent #bristolstreetmotors #bristolstreetversa

Posted by Able Magazine on Wednesday, 27 March 2019

19. Cyclone Mobility

Cyclone Mobility are a leading UK Supplier of Premium Quality, Innovative, Mobility and Rehabilitation Equipment. They source and supply leading mobility and rehabilitation equipment from carefully selected providers, worldwide, so their customers have access to the very latest solutions. They are proud of their extensive product range and as keen advocates, only sell devices that they use themselves; you can trust the Cyclone team with all your mobility and rehabilitation equipment requirements!

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 and great products, they will help you to adapt to your changed life and inspire you reach for maximum independence. They can share their knowledge and empower you to achieve your goals.

20. inmutouch

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.

We chat to the team over at Inmu memory at Naidex about their new product to help with dementia, stress and anxiety #AbleMagazine #Naidex45 #Disabilityevent #inmutouch #AssistiveTechnology

Posted by Able Magazine on Wednesday, 27 March 2019