Working with researchers as a technical and commercial partner
Since 2013 we have been working with world leading UK universities and NHS organisations in grant-funded research projects. This includes projects funded by NIHR, MRC, SBRI Healthcare and other bodies. We bring our skills in co-design; discovery; UX design; full stack development and commercialisation. We have lead grants as primary investigators, worked as co-investigators and been commissioned as technical contractors. We have considerable experience in bid writing; project planning and bringing research to commercialisation including through regulatory pathways.
Involving children and people with disabilities in research
We developed an app for The South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran) to make journey planning easier for people with communication disabilities. The app uses symbols to reduce the cognitive load required. It has been tested with different groups of stroke survivors and their families to make sure its functionalities answer their needs.
Working with NGOs to solve real-world problems
We have collaborated with UNICEF to provide accessible and accurate information about menstrual health to young girls in Mongolia and Indonesia.
Millions of girls globally are shamed for having periods, and are not able to manage them with normalcy and dignity. Girls have inadequate information and little support. Existing period tracker apps are not tailored to girls, as they are often commercial and largely target Western adult women. Oky is a menstruation tracking app designed by girls, for girls, with a pilot being developed for Mongolia and Indonesia.