Trials are now taking place for Emego, as assistive switch developed to help those with severe disabilities to retain independence.
Special Effect, a charity that makes video games accessible for all, have been the first group to conduct a two-week trial. They used the switch as part of their assessment kit when seeing new clients, and have given Emego positive feedback from the trial.
The Emego team would like to thank everyone involved at Special Effect for their valuable feedback and for having a go with the new assistive switch.
Interest in the switch is growing, and although there is now a waiting list, they continue to invite groups to register interest in undertaking a trial. You can read more and register your interest through their website, here.
You can find out more about Special Effect’s work here.
Emego was developed by GSPK Design Ltd, with support from D4D and the Assistive Technologies team at Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust:
“D4D’s understanding of the NHS landscape and the regulatory requirements of medical devices has been extremely beneficial and invaluable in the early stages of the development process. Their vast network has opened up a number of opportunities and enabled us to improve our chances of product adoption and success, without which we probably would still be fumbling in the dark” – GSPK Design
NIHR Devices for Dignity MedTech Co-operative
STH NHS Foundation Trust
i100, Department of Medical Physics
Royal Hallamshire Hospital