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

Join our Minecraft Marathon Fundraiser on Tuesday 3rd April

Brain in Hand’s annual Minecraft marathon is returning to mark World Autism Awareness Day and raise money for the brilliant charity Positively Autistic, who educates and creates positive autism awareness, including running online radio shows and weekly Autism Movement Therapy sessions. From 13.00 BST on Tuesday 3rd April until 13.00 on Wednesday 4th April, the read more

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How councils are saving up to 1/3 on support costs

Did you know that the cost of supporting an individual with autism or a mental health condition ranges from £33,000 to £98,000 per annum? More than 30 local authorities and providers are using Brain in Hand to reduce the costs of support whilst dramatically improving outcomes. We’ve gathered 4 great examples. To plan how Brain in Hand read more

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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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