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Working with OTs for Innovation in Daily Living Aids

The Merlin MS Centre

Since the OT exhibition in Glasgow we have been looking at developing some of the newer products in the Tenura range. I have been working alongside Occupational Therapists and asking them;

  • How did useful did they find Tenura products?
  • What changes to our products could we make so that clients get the most out of our range?
  • What other products should we try create and develop?

In the search for answers, we gave a sample of all our products to the Merlin MS Centre in Cornwall.


The Merlin centre provides a range of expert care, support and therapies to people with Multiple Sclerosis and other neurological conditions.

They have been very helpful in giving us an evaluation of the Tenura range. One person in particular is Kath Smith, who is an Occupational Therapist at The Merlin Centre. Kath mentioned that she found the Tenura products we sent really useful in the centre, and products such as the Tenura Extreme mats in particular have been used not only as mats for trays, but in activities in physiotherapy sessions, more on this soon.

We believe that the best way to develop our range is for us to work directly alongside Occupational Therapists, as their experience and insight will be invaluable in the innovation of current and future Tenura daily living aids.

Tenura Anti Microbial Silicone: An Innovation in Daily Living Aids

tenura antimicrobial anti slip childrens mats

We’ve been looking forward to unleashing our new material for quite some time, as this heralds a new era in daily living aids, making Tenura products pro-active in combating germs.

Tenura anti slip children’s table mats are the first product to be created from the new Tenura Anti-Microbial silicone, which carries a large range of hygiene benefits, Helping to protect against a wide range of bacteria, such as MRSA, E-coli and Klebsiella, while also protecting against mould and fungi. Tenura anti-microbial silicone also carries all the benefits of our old material, retaining it’s adhesive qualities, and is still washable, with its properties returning once dry.

Since creating Tenura anti slip children’s mats we’ve been giving samples out to relatives for the kids to try, and the reception has been very good, they’ve served their purpose very well, as well as some extras ( we found one stuck to the telly, though fortunately, the telly was unharmed, another victory for Tenura! ).

Tenura Anti Microbial Moulded Cup Holder

We have also recently added Tenura moulded cup holders to the site as well, and you will be soon finding both these products on other retailers websites also, including Amazon, who have recently come on board.

We will slowly but surely be rolling out all products updated with our new material in due course, showing that you can add additives which help to increase benefits and retain cost efficiency, rather than adding additives to already poor materials, that keep costs down, and increase health risks.