Showcasing the life-changing potential of inclusive technology in the US

We passionately believe that there needs to be a massive step change in how technology helps people with disabilities such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Technological development is progressing at a rapid pace, yet people with physical disabilities have benefited very little from this.

We are changing this by developing new devices that give people with physical disabilities greater independence. And we’re redesigning and updating old technology for people with disabilities too.  

We’re now taking this important message and showcasing our technology to an international audience at South by Southwest (SXSW), a technology and entertainment conference and festival that’s taking place in Texas in March. 

Driving the development of innovative and inclusive technology

We’ve been invited as a part of The Future Art and Culture programme at SXSW produced by British Underground and Arts Council England with partnership support from the British Council. The project showcases the best of UK technology, creativity and innovation to an international audience of media and industry professionals.

We’ll be demonstrating Elevex, our exoskeleton prototype and discussing our work on developing technology that gives people with disabilities greater independence.

There’s still a lot that that needs to change for technological development to truly include people with disabilities. But change has begun, and we’re driving it forward.

Emily Crossley at HERCULES steering group meeting

Our panel at SXSW

Our panel, Tech For All: Unlocking Creativity with Inclusive Innovation, is taking place from 10-11am, on Tuesday 12 March in Room 18CD, at the Austin Convention Center.

Nick Kwek, journalist, BBC TV presenter and founder of Project x Media, is hosting the panel. He will speak to:

Will you be at SXSW? Come to our panel!

Emily, Eli and Hayley, have an important message to share and story to tell.

A mother’s determination to give her son, and everyone with physical disabilities, the chance to be able to live their lives with greater independence and to do the things they love.

Come to our panel. We’d love to meet you and tell you about our work.

Get in touch with us
You can also contact Emily and Hayley via the SXSW app here:
Click to contact Emily
Click to contact Hayley

Come watch Eli perform his music at SXSW

As well as demonstrating our exoskeleton prototype at SXSW, Eli will be performing his music.

Come to his performance and hear him play live! 

Meet Emily, Eli and Hayley

Would you like to talk to us about our work?

We are always looking for people to support our work in developing inclusive technology.

This could be funding our work, or partnering us on developing technology. 

You can email us at [email protected]. We’d love to hear from you.