UWS and G-Hold awarded Innovation of the Year at the Knowledge Exchange Awards 2019

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A partnership between UWS and G-Hold, the inventor of a device which makes it easier to hold and use tablet notebooks, has been awarded Innovation of the Year at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards. Dr. Chris Ugbolue from UWS’ Institute for Clinical Exercise & Health Science, worked with Edinburgh-based G-Hold on a number of rounds of product testing, helping to prove the ergonomic benefits of the revolutionary accessory which reduces hand and wrist strain. The research-generated data was instrumental in the product’s successful patent application. These findings elevated the product’s positioning within the highly competitive tablet accessory market, helping G-Hold to win new customers including tech giants Microsoft and Amazon Devices. Alison Grieve, inventor and CEO of G-Hold, came up with the idea for the product after finding her tablet awkward to hold. She went on to develop the multi-purpose handhold which can be fitted to your device and used when taking photos, typing on the move, watching TV or presenting to an audience