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A prosthetic arm to play the violin

Yael, from Petah Tikvah, was born without her left arm but always hoped to play the violin. At an event of Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM – reported here previously), Israeli students from Shenkar College of Engineering, Arts, and Design, built … Continue reading

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Inventing for the disabled

Another group of 160 innovators came together for a TOM (Tikkun Olam Makers) 72-hour session at Israel’s Technion. They developed solutions for the disabled including an umbrella for wheelchairs, a coffee-making conveyer belt for people with tremor and a special … Continue reading

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Google donates to Israeli disabilities tech initiative

Google is granting $700,000 to Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM), an Israel-based initiative aimed at producing technology to help people with disabilities.  TOM’s 120 prototypes include a bionic hand and a walker that helps disabled people climb stairs. http://www.timesofisrael.com/google-gives-700k-to-israeli-disabilities-technology-initiative/

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Designing products for the disabled

Israel’s Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) held a 3-day make-a-thon – a unique marathon in Tel Aviv, geared to producing affordable and cutting-edge products that will significantly improve the lives of people living with disabilities. http://www.israel21c.org/news/make-a-thon-harnesses-technology-for-people-with-disabilities/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uQdV9NXb_4

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Rapid Response

Israel’s Tikkun Olam (“Healing the World”) Makers or TOM (see previous) has built a platform called Rapid Response Makers (RRM). Medical professionals and developers all over the world are encouraged to design and build medical infrastructure, products, and software to … Continue reading

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