A group of university students are taking part in design competition aimed at raising awareness of spinal cord injury.
Law firm Bolt Burdon Kemp, which is running the competition, said it’s often everyday tasks that can be an issue for somebody with a disability.
The students are required to design a new product that could improve the quality of life of someone with a spinal cord injury, with the winner taking home a £3,000 cash prize.
A further £2,000 will be donated to the university the student is studying at.
Raquel Siganporia, head of Bolt Burdon Kemp’s spinal injury division, said: “In my role I see lots of people who have suffered life-changing spinal cord injuries – be it from an accident or as a result of clinical negligence. In these instances, my client needs to adjust to their injury, their new mobility needs, and get back to their ‘new normal’ as soon as possible.
“We’ve launched this competition to invite design students to come up with a new product that can help a person with a spinal cord injury day-to-day. All too often, it’s a simple, everyday task that can be an issue for somebody with a spinal cord injury.”
More information on the competition and how to enter can be found here.