Zhey Grudov

Helping those with limited dexterity to engage with technology









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Helping those with limited dexterity to engage with technology

Zhey Grudov was forced to resign from his job in IT consulting when he began to experience severe pain in hands.

He tried a range of treatment and assistive devices, but couldn’t find a way to use his computer painlessly. He started Feathertail as a result, which allows those with limited dexterity to interact with technology without issues.

Feathertail is a wearable ergonomic mouse which fits around the wearer, on their wrist, shoe or headset. The customisable, easy-to-use device is currently in the working prototype stage and being refined before launch.

Zhey is “tremendously grateful” to have been accepted onto the Young Innovators programme and believes it will help him to increase the profitability of his business. His long-term ambition is to develop more products to support people with limited dexterity.

“My long-term ambition is to continue to develop affordable and effective products for people from marginalised communities. For a long time, I felt trapped by my injury – I want to help as many people as I can so they don’t find themselves in that situation,” he says.



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