Excitement is building, as the opening day for Naidex is almost here! And this year, visitors are looking forward to one feature in particular, The Naidex Awards.
The Changing Lives Awards has drawn a lot of attention from our visitors, as this accolade celebrates the product, service, or initiative which has had a positive and demonstrable impact on its user, making a significant contribution towards achieving their goals.
Here’s a quick focus on the finalists that will be vying to impress the esteemed judging panel and take home the accolade:
ADAPTS is an assistive device designed to help passengers with disabilities evacuate planes, trains, buses, cruise ships, hotels, offices, or home in the event of an emergency. ADAPTS is the first of its kind designed for use on an airplane, but can be used in any disaster where a wheelchair can't go and first responders are spread thin.
The wheelAIR® has fast become one of the most exciting new products on the mobility market. The wheelAIR®, is a battery-powered airflow back-rest cushion for manual wheelchairs, innovated to be cooling and more supportive. It allows wheelchair users to stay cool, comfortable and in control.
Brook Miller Mobility Ltd are experts in wheelchair accessible vehicles and are bringing their new Liberation Wheelchair Accessible Motorhome to Naidex. It’s a custom designed motorhome built using the Fiat Ducato base vehicle with a range of mobility options to give maximum ease of use. Access and internal dimensions have been designed to accommodate wheelchairs and mobility scooters and provides a very usable interior accommodation.
availTM is an online and mobile educational healthcare solution promoting independence that is transforming the lives of those with ASD, learning disabilities or cognitive related difficulties. availTM enables facilitators, carers and supporters to create and deliver step-by-step multimedia prompts using video, pictures, audio and text instructions, all geared towards an individual’s personal abilities and goals.
ReSymmetry is the developer of a smart robotic wheelchair that introduces controlled, gentle movement of the wheelchair parts, based on an individualised programme tailored to meet the specific needs of each user. By introducing movement, ReSymmetry’s revolutionary wheelchair alleviates secondary medical conditions and their associated, unnecessary added discomfort. It delivers multiple physiotherapy-like sessions throughout the day. The movement and postural changes improve the health and enhance the quality of life of wheelchair users, allowing them to participate more fully in life.
Handiscover.com is the first community based holiday accommodation-booking website, dedicated to people with special needs and disabilities. At the core of Handiscover lies a unique classification system, which allows users to select accommodations based on their level of mobility.
So make sure you get yourself to the NEC Birmingham on the 25th & 26th April! At Naidex, you will be able to see first-hand all the inventions that are changing the lives of millions across the globe.
The Changing Lives Award judges are Geoff Holt MBE, Managing Director at Wetwheels; Samanta Bullock, Model, Advocate For Inclusive Fashion & Former Paralympian; and Tom Jamison, Editor at Able Magazine.
The Naidex Changing Lives Award will take place on stand 10230 at 11:00am on Wednesday 25th April.
There is still time to register for your free tickets to attend! Simply click here.