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Stylish yet comfortable shoes – the ultimate list?

With Hotter opening ever more high street stores, it is good to see the market for stylish yet comfortable shoes expanding. New kids on the block are Sole Bliss which are specifically designed for women with bunions. Rather refreshing that the marketing gets straight to the point and interesting to see the new technology which has

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Ellihome takes on the assisted living market

We are always thrilled to see new entrants to the assistive technology market. I came across ellihome today which has been founded by sisters Olivia Robertson & Clare Cooper. Their vision is to increase the independence and wellbeing of older people by creating beautifully designed, high quality Assisted Living products. Olivia is a registered Occupational Therapist

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Toyota Mobility Unlimited Challenge

Do you have an idea that could help change personal mobility forever?  The Toyota Mobility Foundation has contacted us to tell us about the Mobility Unlimited Challenge. The Toyota Mobility Foundation was established in 2014 to support the development of a more mobile society. The foundation uses Toyota’s expertise in technology, safety, and the environment

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Kindeo – a home for your stories

I was fortunate a couple of weeks ago to meet up with Seb Royce of Kindeo who demonstrated this new story telling app. Your family’s memory box With the Kindeo iPad app, you create short videos about your life with questions and helpful prompts to guide you. We store all your videos safely for you, to

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The Hospice Biographers

One of our Designing for the Future judges, Ruth Rose, told me about an exciting new charity yesterday, the Hospice Biographers. The Hospice Biographers is a nationwide charity that offers terminally ill patients the chance to have their life stories professionally recorded on audio for their relief and pleasure and so that their families will

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Vote for Pop Up Pottery!

We were very excited to learn that talented potter Finola Maynard has been chosen to be a part of ITV's The People's Project supported by the Big Lottery Fund. With her community organisation Pop Up Pottery Creative Healing, Finola plans to offer free pottery workshops to people experiencing isolation, social anxiety or some form of

DFF 2017 gets underway

We were excited yesterday to launch Designing for the Future 2017 at the University of Brighton's newly refurbished Edward Street building. Now in its eighth year, hundreds of UK design students have taken part in this project devised by Philippa Aldrich of The Future Perfect Company to encourage designers to consider the challenges of ageing

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