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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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De Montfort University Shortlisted for Times Higher Education Awards

De Montfort University has been shortlisted for Outstanding Student Services Team in the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards. The judges selected the university in recognition of its decision to implement Brain in Hand and the positive impact this has had.  The university chose to introduce Brain in Hand for autistic students, helping to read more

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Minecraft Marathon for World Autism Awareness Week

To celebrate the conclusion of World Autism Awareness Week we are running our fourth Minecraft marathon on Monday 3rd April, from 10:00am until 10:00pm – and we’d like your help. Our goal is to play Minecraft for 12 hours and create a world featuring Brain in Hand offices, but bigger, brighter, with stained glass windows read more

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Our Users

  • Brain in Hand has helped me to solve all sorts of problems by myself, which has really built my confidence. For example, I have an issue with eye contact when I talk with friends. To solve this, I plan in advance what I can say to a person, which is something I put into my Brain in Hand.

    Brain in Hand user

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  • I wish that there had been something like this when I was a headteacher of a challenging school for those individuals who were either autistic or suffered from anxiety. It would have added another level of support.

    Parent of a Brain in Hand user

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  • “We can use Brain in Hand to help people to achieve those outcomes and use the data from the system to demonstrate this: You put the same things into Brain in Hand that are being measured by the council.”

    Brain in Hand user

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