Our work ranges from academic research to international collaborations; with the aim of harnessing tech for good.
Aimed at creating new products and services in employability and accessibility, we are bringing this global makeathon to London in December. The event will be co-current to the Banglore programme, and is delivered in partnership with the ICRC.
Disability Innovation Summit
In July the GDI Hub put on it's first inclusive summit alongside the World Para-Athletics Championships. The event brough together global experts in disability innovation.
This UCL, Loughborough University and London College of Fashion compitition saw groups of students explore disability challenges. The winning team recieved a grant to progress an exciting new piece of assistive tech.
Fashion & Fastenings Hack
Exploring clothing design this hack looked at fastenings for disabled people and the importance of design, material and style.
Build Environment Access Panel (BEAP)
Made up of disabled people and inclusive design experts, the BEAP group advises on all key projects on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
This project adapts existing power add-on used by people with self-propselled wheelchairs to provide an optimal level of assistance using fuel cell technology to reduce the weight of the device.
Audio Wayfinding - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Working with 'Wayfindr' and 'Cities Unlocked' projects we are looking to offer audio wayfinding on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and it's surrounding infrastructure (i.e. public transport stations and Westfield Shopping Centre).
Built Environment Education Project
To make inclusive design central to the education and training of built environment professionals, ensuring that all buildings, places and spaces can be easily and comfortably accessed and used by everyone.
Accessible Routes from Crowdsourced Cloud Services
A system that captures wheelchair movement around a city to provide detailed route mapping for wheelchair users, as well as information to urban planners on accessibility of the built environment.
Getting disabled people to school in Zimbabwe
Using inclusive design, low cost technology transfer and technological innovation to explore ways to improve the design of current forms of transport.