Family-run rehabilitation and healthcare equipment specialist, Recare, will provide a platform at Naidex for The OT Service to conduct wheelchair user research on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Taking Stand F100 at the show on 15-16 September, Recare will be exhibiting a range of quality mobility products from leading international manufacturers such as Ottobock, Permobil, Motion Composites and Benoit.
Through Recare’s support, The OT Service will be able to interview willing consumer visitors regarding their lifestyle challenges at home, so data can be gathered to influence the design of homes in the future.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has commissioned The OT Service, in collaboration with ARUP and the University of Loughborough, to complete research into how users of mobility equipment use products within their own home and community. The research has been commissioned to gather current information on the types, sizes, functionality and use of equipment as current records are very dated and only based on anecdotal evidence.
The OT Service and Recare encourage all users of mobility equipment to attend Naidex so they can support this vital Government research. By getting involved, individuals can help shape the future of homes and communities, so accessibility is improved and society is more inclusive.
Richard Holland-Oakes, CEO and Co-founder of Recare, said: “We see this research by The OT Service at Naidex as vital in shaping the future of home life for people with disabilities. Ensuring individuals can thrive safely and independently is crucial for so many aspects of health and well-being. Our equipment helps to support this and hence we are delighted to assist The OT Service. In return they will be able to offer clinical guidance to our stand visitors seeking the right products for personal and client needs.”