We have just entered this years ’60 Second Pitch Awards’ from Santander, the prize is £1500 so we are hoping do well! The idea is to do a 60 second summary video of your business and your vision for where its going. The video and its content is then judged by a panel to get through to a public voting round where you guys can vote upon who gets the funding. Our pitch is below. Hope you like it.
Louis was born with cerebral palsy and told he would never walk, but his physio helped him overcome this.
Growing up in the welsh countryside, he was limited to the pavement, but with his guidance, we designed a walker to give him freedom to explore.
Early intervention has most impact on the symptoms of cerebral palsy, but is not always available especially in places without proper roads, accessible health care, or appropriate mobility equipment. Cerebral palsy is the most common physical disability amongst children. To them, we want to extend the same collaborative approach that has helped Louis reach the freedom he has today.
We believe in co-design, because we want to understand our users and their therapy.
We are redeveloping our walker in this way, to be flexible in low – resourced settings. Empowering users to adapt their walkers themselves, for their needs.
We aim to get the walker to those who need it most, through buy one give one schemes, donations, as well as crowdfunding and microfinance, because we believe that freedom should never be an unaffordable luxury.
This quote from Louis’ Grandma demonstrates the walkers impact on his life
“Louis has just used the prototype all-terrain walker to do a tough walk to Marlow’s Beach and back along the cliff path. These tough walks and beautiful scenery are really having a great impact on the quality of Louis’ life.” – Mary Hayes (Louis’ Grandmother)
In many developing countries, as few as one in six people own an assistive device that appropriately meets their needs. (WHO International – Joint position paper on the provision of mobility devices in less resourced settings – 2011)
Help us and become part of Louis’ story of collaboration
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