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Your perceptions on a reimagined walking frame.

National Innovation Centre for Ageing

Your perceptions on a reimagined walking frame.

In-person workshop posted 1 month ago

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12:00 - Wednesday 31 May, 2023

Language

English

Reward

£75 Love2shop Voucher

Experience

We are looking for people who have experience of using a walking aid, either personally or have a loved one who uses them. Please briefly share your experience when applying. 

Location

The Catalyst, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 5TG

Refreshments

This opportunity will provide refreshments

About

Aim

The National Innovation Centre for Ageing is working with NRS Healthcare to develop a new walking frame which has been designed to reduce the risk of falls for users. 

NRS Healthcare have reimagined the traditional walking frame to better support people undergoing rehabilitation and those who depend on them to move more safely. Having tested prototypes for functionality in nursing homes and conducted lab-based trials, the next step is to test the final prototypes with future users prior to entering large scale manufacturing. 

What will I be asked to do?

We are inviting people who have experience using a walking aid, either personally or have a loved one who does, to attend a 4-hour workshop at The Catalyst building, Newcastle. 

Attendees will be asked to share their experiences of current walking aids which they, or a loved one, use. They will then be introduced to a newly imagined walking frame, which they will be asked to test individually before coming back as a group to feedback on the new frame and further explore some of the design features. 

Volunteer Criteria

We would like to invite people who 

  • Currently use a walking aid, e.g., walking stick or frame, 

OR 

  • Have a loved one who currently uses a walking aid. 

Due to the nature of the workshop, we will ask you to share your height when applying. This ensures we can test the prototype with a broad range of users.

When and where?

Date: 22nd June

Time: 11:00 - 15:00

Location: The Catalyst Building, 3 Science Square, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE4 5TG

Will I get anything for taking part?

As a thank you for taking part you will receive a £75 Love2shop voucher. 

Travel expenses will be re-imbursed for transport within the North East. 

Topics

Care Mobility & Transport

Where to go

The Catalyst, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 5TG, England

What you'll receive

Reward

£75 Love2shop Voucher

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