Wednesday, 30 November 2016

WINNERS: Innovation of the year!

Last night the cardboard 9 Hole Peg Test won “Innovation of the year” at the Barts Health Innovation Awards! 

“This award is for an innovative idea that can be developed into a product (e.g. app, device, diagnostic test).”

We’re obviously not working in this area to win awards, but a little recognition now and again is no bad thing. The judges agreed that this is innovative as it is not only environmentally friendly and much cheaper than the plastic version, but innovative in how we are using it to raise awareness about the importance of upper limb function within the #ThinkHand campaign.

We’re in the process of setting up a distribution service so people can order their own test and we will let you know as soon as this is up and running.

I’d like to take this opportunity to say thank you to Biogen for funding the project, to Angelika Bauer and her team at ECTRIMS and MS Life and also The Agency of Design for their magnificent manufacturing skills. 

The making of...

Lazer cutting 2000 test ready for distribution at ECTRIMS and MS Life in September.

Many many man hours assembling the tests in a workshop.

20,000 pegs 

The final product ready to go!


  1. Hurrah! I will be ordering one as soon as it is available. The plastic ones are an outrageous price for what they are.

  2. More good news. Well done!
    *claps loudly*

  3. With a little bit of thinking outside the box it shows what is possible. Go Go Go


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