The latest photos and news from our open day Photos of our open day We were very pleased to welcome the Houghton Regis Town Mayor and Dunstable Town Mayor along with HM Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire and Deputy Lord-Lieutenant. 1.05pm The Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire and Deputy Lord Lieutenant with students from Chiltern School, attending an innovation day of assistive technology for disabled people at The Disability Resource Centre in Dunstable on Monday 1st October 2018. 12.53pm The Lord Lieutenant listening to a presentation by Lisclare Beds 12.47pm The Rio Firefly hand cycle 12:39pm The incredible Jaco robotic arm on display. 12:26pm 11:52am The Houghton Regis Town Mayor learning all about the Rota-Pro rotating bed. 11:43am The Dunstable Town Mayor trying out the Nino self-balancing wheelchair. 11:08am We are very happy to welcome the Chiltern School to our open day, the pupils enjoyed seeing the amazing Nino self-balancing wheelchair. 10:38am Jill Pick (on the right hand side), our Chair of the Board of Trustees, is here with Naureen and Paul with the last minute preparations. We showcased all the very latest technology for disabled people, older people and people with long term health conditions. Assistive technology event in Dunstable Our team of staff and volunteers introduced visitors to the wide variety of services and information we provide for disabled people. 20 amazing new technologies for disabled people on display in Dunstable. Over 150 visitors who all came to see the exhibition and attend the activities on offer. The Lord Lieutenant Helen Nellis and Deputy Lord Lieutenant Cynthia Gresham, attended our innovation day of assistive technology for disabled people, along with the mayors of Dunstable and Houghton Regis and over 150 visitors who all came to see the exhibition and attend the activities on offer. There were over twenty presenters coming from across the region and as far as Cheshire to display some of the amazing new pieces of equipment from the miraculous robotic arms and incredible stand up wheelchairs; to the more practical adjustable beds, waterproof bedding that feels like cotton and light weight grabbers. Alzheimers UK and Sight Concern Bedfordshire were also on hand to provide practical information and there were number of other presentations on assistive technology, medical herbalism and social prescription. Also in attendance were Local Authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups who presented the several innovations in the field of health and social care. A group of students from Chiltern School joined in the activities and particularly enjoyed some motivational taster sessions by Motivation and Co. The Lord Lieutenant visited each stand and activity, remarking on all the valuable work and her enjoyment of the event. She later took to Twitter and said “Excellent to be back at the Disability Resources Centre today to witness the incredible support they give to our community in Bedfordshire. Well done to all involved”. The Chief Executive of The Disability Resource Centre, Melanie Hawman said “Innovation is not simply a design field, it is the way that we approach life and here at The Disability Resource Centre we are proud to be able to offer a unique service which incorporates both the tried and tested, with the totally brand new. Technology has made huge advances in the health and social care field in recent years and as a centre for independent living The Disability Resource Centre is a strong advocate for any invention or innovation that will aid disabled people, those with health conditions, their families and carers”. The Nino self balancing electric wheelchair by the designers of the Segway The Jaco robotic arm The amazing Jaco Assistive Robot was provided by the UK distributor Rahana Life. Watch the video to see how the Jaco robotic arm helps Laura. Rio Firefly hand cycle Turn your manual wheelchair into an electric wheelchair. The Rio Firefly electric hand cycle attaches to the front of most rigid frame wheelchairs. Stroke rehab devices from Saebo Affordable clinical solutions from Saebo designed to improve mobility, for people suffering from neurological and orthopedic conditions. Innovative daily living gadgets from Able2 There is always something clever, thoughtful and practical from the wide range of daily living gadgets from Able2. Apex presented the Rota Pro rotating bed The latest mobility equipment from local retailer Cane and Able We work closely with Cane and Able to provide the best service and most innovative mobility equipment such as scooters, wheelchairs and power chairs. Help from local charity, Sight Concern Bedfordshire Sight Concern Bedfordshire offers practical help including their Talking News service and their local IT clubs which provide support for iPhones, iPads, laptops and desktop PCs. For more information about our open day please call 01582 470900 or email us.