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 the Clinical Director of the Autism Diagnostic Research Centre and Andrew Stamp, one of the Centre’s founding directors, whose son has autism. They 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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Changing the Shape of University Mental Health Support Services with De Montfort University

De Montfort University has transformed its support services by implementing Brain in Hand technology: this decision has helped more than one hundred young people to receive personalised support and flourish at University. In our recent webinar, DMU’s Leanne Herbert shared the benefits achieved with Brain in Hand. We also heard about the importance of providing read more

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Disabled Students’ Allowance – One small step to take this March for a stress-free start at University

Hoping to start University this autumn? You’ll be getting ready for a summer of exams, securing your course, and preparing to live somewhere new.  Mental illness, or a neurological condition like autism, shouldn’t prevent you from succeeding – but planning ahead makes change less stressful. Brain in Hand’s system helps thousands of students to plan ahead 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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