Our organisation

Our partners

We believe in strength in numbers so we collaborate with a number of other organisations to ensure that our work can help benefit as many people as possible.

Royal United Hospitals Bath

Our offices are based at the Royal United Hospitals (RUH), Bath. We work together as innovation partners on research project proposals for local and national benefit. We have close working links with clinicians and opportunities to work with the Children’s Centre and the Older People’s Unit.

The Wizzybug was trialled in the Children’s Centre and the Combe Ward Clock was developed through time spent in the Older People’s Unit.

Our mechanical engineering workshop also provides specialist services for a number of hospital departments.

University of Bath

We have had an academic partnership with the University of Bath since 1968.

We work together in knowledge transfer activities and joint programmes of Undergraduate and Postgraduate research.

A number of our senior team members also have honorary contracts with the university, which provide us with opportunities to support and supervise final year undergraduate projects and engage in research funded by The UK Research Councils.

Much of our work is with the Departments of Mechanical Engineering, Health, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science and the School of Management.

University of the West of England (UWE)

We combine our practical experience of working with people with healthcare problems and UWE’s expertise in information technology and medical engineering to work together on a 5 year research project to develop smart technologies to support health and wellbeing within a home environment.

The Research Institute for the Care of Older People

We collaborate with the Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE) on research projects for people with dementia. We regularly provide assistive technology support for their Carer Courses.

Medilink South West

We are a member of Medilink South West to provide advice and support on mobility equipment to assistive technology providers and companies in the South West.

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William Merritt Centre

The William Merritt Centre is a charity offering impartial advice and professional assessments on a wide range of equipment.

We partner with William Merritt to deliver a limited number of Wizzybug loan scheme handover appointments each month.

Their experienced team of technicians and therapists have been fully trained by Designability so that we can ensure the same level of care across the loan scheme.

Carers UK

Carers UK wants a society that respects, values and supports carers. Their national teams work with partners to develop services which meet national challenges, lead campaigns to tackle national issues and make sure our advice and support services work for carers throughout the UK.