Next week sees the biggest product exhibition in the UK for Disability equipment. Naidex is a huge event attracting clinicians and members of the public to the NEC to see new products, as well as a chance to try before you buy!
The range and scope of equipment available for people with disabilities has moved forward greatly in the past few years. When i was a newly qualified OT the equipment was very clinical looking with function as its prime reason, without any leaning towards aethetics or design!
Times have changed though and equipment is now looking stylish as well as being functional.
This is a very important development – for users of these products they are a daily essential to have in their home or workplace and should not be so obviously out of place and draw attention. Users want items that help them to fit unobtrusively into their home and manufacturers have finally realised this.
So at Naidex next week i will be scouring the event for new products that can make a difference for my clients and waiting eargerly to see which products are sucessful in the ‘style awards’.