Brain in hand - personal technology for independant living

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A team that wants to change the world

The original concept for Brain in Hand came from Dr Tony Brown, the Clinical Director of the Autism Diagnostic Research Centre and one of their founder Directors Andrew Stamp, whose son has autism. Andrew and Tony spotted the need to provide assistance to people both within a supported environment, but crucially to help them on their journey to greater independence. Andrew went on to found Brain in Hand.

Since that initial insight we have come a long way. Working closely with leading support providers, we systematically developed and tested the technology over three years. But that time and effort has paid off. Today, from the Innovation Centre at Exeter University, we work with charities, social services, NHS trusts, schools and universities across the UK to greater personalise care with Brain in Hand and put the individual more in control of their support.

We have won awards for our technology and every day are amazed and delighted to read the impact reports shared with us from our customers and touched by the difference the technology is making to individuals.

Led by Chief Executive Officer, David Fry, our team includes professionals with backgrounds in healthcare, psychology, business and education united by the vision ‘to develop the best technology to improve the independence of vulnerable people at all stages in their life’. We see a future that puts people in control of their own lives, accessing professional support only when they need it – a future which enables support to become much more effective and organisations to spread their limited resources further.

We are now also overseeing the technology’s use to help people with conditions other than autism, including anxiety, mild or moderate mental illness, or recovering from brain injury, and feedback by users across these conditions is extremely encouraging.

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Latest News

See us at the Autism Show

The Autism Show is the national event for autism, offering more information, help and advice on autism (including Asperger syndrome) than anywhere else in the UK. We will be on the National Autistic Society stand in London, Manchester and Birmingham, demonstrating the Brain in Hand system, and offering a special 10% discount to show attendees. read more

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#Focus5 Helps Young People Achieve with Brain in Hand

Young people aged 15-18, across Devon, Somerset, Torbay and Plymouth, who are socially excluded, unemployed, or are economically inactive are being supported by a project called #Focus5. Funded by the European Social Fund and the National Lottery, through the Big Lottery Fund, the project aims to provide in-depth support to 490 young people, helping to read more

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Our case studies

Employable Me's Erica won't go to work without her Brain in Hand

Erica, 46 from the Wirral was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when she was 32. She has been unemployed for the past six years. Erica finds social interaction at work hard, she feels people don't always understand her and sometimes see her as being less intelligent, because of her facial expressions. Read more >>

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