Toyota Foundation and Nesta Launch $4 Million Global Challenge to Create ‘Smart’ Mobility Devices

Toyota Foundation and Nesta Launch $4 Million Global Challenge to Create ‘Smart’ Mobility Devices

“Challenge Prizes are a way to make innovation happen. The Mobility Unlimited Challenge is about the freedom to move. It will support innovators, creating cutting-edge personal mobility devices incorporating smart technology and intelligent systems that will transform people’s lives,” said Charlotte Macken of Nesta’s Challenge Prize Centre.

A number of celebrities with limited mobility — in fields ranging from sports to media and technology — are serving as challenge global ambassadors, including August de los Reyes, head of Design at Pinterest; Preethi Srinivasan, an Indian athlete and campaigner; and Tatyana McFadden, a U.S. Paralympian.

3 comments

  1. Allan Miller says:

    This is good news! A variety of solutions would be welcome, particularly for those with MS or other conditions which give them partial or intermittent mobility.

  2. Carl Snider says:

    After a recent trip with my wife with MS,COPD, and Congestive Heart Failure the process of moving the chair and the oxygen created a struggle for me and her. I thought if a battery operated oxygen concentrator could be incorporated under the seat of the chair, it would add to the quality of life for both patient and care giver.

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