He added: "Consumer tests to see how patients used GumSaver were an important aspect of deciding whether to pursue my idea and HDTI
was brilliant at setting up a usability study.
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, which moves into its own purpose-built facility in May, includes a design studio and workshop, which houses machining tools, computer aided design (CAD) and rapid prototyping equipment.
Guy Smallman, commercial development director at HDTI
, said the ERDF funding had already helped a wide variety of entrepreneurs, inventors and SMEs turn their ideas into reality.
Guy Smallman from HDTI
(left) trys out the Solesee product with Lisa Preston and David Smyth
commercial development director Guy Smallman said the foot stool had been evaluated by a group of physiotherapists who have experience of dealing with people with posture and back problems.
As part of its support, HDTI
carried out research into the most appropriate games manufacturers who would be interested in the product and introduced the concept and prototype to Games Play UK, who after an initial meeting and demonstration, were keen to help take the product to market.
Commercial Development Director Guy Small man said: "Inventors can bring their new product or service idea into reality by working with our in-house design team who have practical experience in the healthcare sector.
, based at Puma Way at Coventry University Technology Park, provides support for product design, prototypes and usability testing to SMEs, entrepreneurs and inventors to commercialise products focused on the assisted living and community healthcare sector.
We are delighted with the support we've received from the HDTI
so far and are planning other projects with them around helping to understand the needs of our customers," Kavita added.
Expert staff from HDTI
are attending the show, at the NEC in Birmingham from Tuesday, April 29 to Thursday, May 1, which gives professionals and businesses from the healthcare sector and the general public the opportunity to evaluate the latest products and services available to improve daily living.
director Simon Fielden said the Institute was special to the West Midlands and would support the Department of Health's objective to transfer care from hospital to the home.