Iridis, developed by the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) and Space Group, which helps improve home environments for people living with dementia has won an international award for ‘best collaborative’ project.

The innovative app, is the first in a suite of technologies to assess and provide feedback on how suitable a residence, care facility or other environment is for older people, particularly those with dementia.

It won the ‘Best Collaborative’ category at the Blackwood Design Awards (BDA) – an international contest held to promote concepts and ideas that have the potential to change lives and help people with disabilities live life to the full. 

Lesley Palmer, Chief Architect at the DSDC, said: “We are delighted that Iridis has received this recognition.

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