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PEDESTRIAN CROSSING NEATEBOX

The original app from Neatebox, our revolutionary app that offers a digital enhancement to the pedestrian crossing system currently in place and aims to bring the operation of the control box into the hand of the crossing user.

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ABOUT US

Our Story

Following ten years service with The Royal Air Force, our founder Gavin Neate commenced an 18 year career with Guide Dogs as a guide dog mobility instructor. His comprehensive knowledge of visual impairment and routine experience of unsafe and poorly installed pedestrian crossings led him to design a system by which the blind, visually impaired and other pedestrians living with reduced mobility could interact with the environment around them through their smart technology.

This has led to an ever-widening scope for alternative smart phone applications utilising proximity aware technology. At this time Neatebox is concentrating on the areas of which it has personal experience but the company is seeking further projects as challenges are identified by experts in other fields.

Digital technology is the way forward just as mechanical technology has been in the past. “ The Solution Starts with the People who Understand the Problem”.

Or, at least it would be if when we impliment it’s potential we do so from the position of knowledge of the problem it solves.  Throwing technology at a problem results in confusion and clutter in which the end user becomes unsure and ultimately refuses to engage.

Know your problem.

I have spent 18 years observing the challenges faced by people with poor or no sight. I am not blind but I have been as close to the problem as possible without living it. This has led directly to my work with technology in order to find a solution and underpins my companies ethos.

“The solution starts with the people who know the problem.”

Cutting edge proximity aware technology

Neatebox utilises advanced Proximity aware technology to communicate with mobile devices and positively enhances the users experience of a given application.

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Gavin Neate
Gavin Neate

Gavin Neate

Founder and CEO

Following ten years service with The Royal Air Force Gavin commenced an 18 year career with guide dogs for the blind UK as a guide dog mobility instructor. His comprehensive knowledge of visual impairment and routine experience of unsafe and poorly installed pedestrian crossings led him to design a system by which the blind, visually impaired and other pedestrians living with reduced mobility could interact with the environment around them through their smart technology. This has in turn led to an ever widening scope for alternative smart phone applications utilising proximity aware technology. At this time Neatebox is concentrating on the areas of which it has personal experience but the company is seeking further projects as challenges are identified by experts in other fields.

Gavin on video

“ The Solution Starts with the People who Understand the Problem”

September 23, 2016 0 COMMENTS

BBC Features 2 Neatebox Apps

  Neatebox has recently been featured in a fantastic BBC tv spot by Ian Hamilton. The piece features our “Pedestrian Crossing App” and “Customer Service App”.  Click the youtube video below and learn more about what […]

July 5, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Invest Edinburgh – Neatebox “1 to Watch”

Neatebox has been featured in “Invest Edinburgh” July – October 2016 addition. If you would like to read about our latest achievements then check page 5 for the full write up!  

June 21, 2016 0 COMMENTS

Pedestrian App Filming at RBS Gogarburn

The pedestrian app by Neatebox was on display at RBS Gogarburn this past week. Neatebox had two filming crews doing stories on the app product this past week. The day included some great talks on […]

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Welcome to Neatebox and thanks for your interest in our work. A brief glance over our product range might give the impression that there is a lot of space between them and the markets at which they are aimed. Further investigation will reveal what we at Neatebox have known for some time

That we are living in a period of time in which we can reach more people than ever before with technological solutions and that we are both duty bound and commercially compelled to understand all of our clients’ needs in their design and provision.

There is no longer a need to feel that specific groups of people require specialist hardware but more that those who are providing the service must have a wider knowledge of their customers than ever before to ensure that every solution meets every need.

We trust that in time where we and others like us are highlighting this change that others will follow.

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