Congratulations to our Runway East Shoreditch members Neurofenix who have won Nesta’s 2018 Inventor Prize.

Nesta is a global foundation that backs innovative ideas that tackle social issues. The award is funded by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and aims to support products that help people across the UK.

Neurofenix aims to empower stroke survivors with it’s invention of the Neuroball, a hand-training device that supports survivors through their rehabilitation process. The team were awarded £50,000 to help bring the product to the market.

Speaking to Nesta about the prize, they said, “Thanks to the support from Nesta, Barclays and the BEIS, we are one step closer to achieving this mission…We believe our technology will have applications beyond stroke. There are other conditions that demand physical and cognitive rehabilitation such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, hand injury and osteoarthrosis that could benefit from the Neuroball.

Well done Neurofenix! To read more about the product visit their website or read more about the Nesta award here.

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