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Bezalel, Shalva NGO and TOM make Purim costumes for kids with disabilities
The initiative to make the costumes began after caretakers and parents mobilized on Zoom in order to coordinate the task by meeting with some of the children.
TOM:GT wins first place innovation prize of $35k
Atlanta Jewish Times
Georgia Tech Hillel and Tikkun Olam Makers won the coveted $35,000 prize in the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta’s first-ever Propel Pitch virtual competition of Jewish Atlanta Innovation.
Affordable prosthetics are changing lives
The market price for a custom-built prosthesis ranges from $3,000-$100,000 but the PJ Prosthesis costs a fraction of that. Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) is a community of volunteers who have devised a method to manufacture prostheses using 3D printers. Not only has this allowed the production of affordable prosthetic arms that can be personalized to fit the user, TOM's solutions are also open source -- meaning anyone can access them for free.
He'll donate the face shields he'll make in his dorm
Mechanical engineering student Max Seidel returned to the Boston campus with plans to produce face shields for people on the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak using a 3D printer in his single room in International Village.
Westchester’s Leffell School Develops Covid-19 Product Solutions
The New York Jewish Week
Teaming with an Israeli think tank, the Jewish students create a hands-free door handle and other devices.
Max Seidel, an Innovative “Tikkun Olam Maker” at Northeastern University
Max Seidel’s Atlanta Face Shields has made 2,100 medical-grade reusable plastic face shields and raised $22,000.
Use 3-D Printers to Create Face Shields
The Chronicle of Higher Education
Florida International University partnered with Baptist Health South Florida — which operates 11 hospitals and dozens of outpatient centers — to design and print face shields for essential workers.
Post-Pandemic, Here’s How America Rises Again
The New York Times
A team of TOM volunteers in Tel Aviv recently created a customizable multipurpose open-source prosthesis, which was developed with the TOM community in Singapore. It was then adjusted for a single Israeli girl who wanted to play the violin, and it is available on the TOM website via free download.
Israeli students design low-cost prosthesis to allow girl to play violin
The Jerusalem Post
The girl, named Yael from Petah Tikvah, was born without her left arm, leaving her unable to fulfill her long-harboured desire to play the musical instrument.
Israeli-created movement harnesses tech brains worldwide to fight coronavirus
Times of Israel
Tikkun Olam Makers launches open database of prototypes and products; encourages engineers, designers, developers, to create affordable solutions for hospitals, households.
FIU Students Use 3D-Printers To Make Face Shields For Health Care Workers
Florida International University and Baptist Health South Florida are using 3D printing technology to make reusable face shields for health workers treating patients during the coronavirus pandemic.
FIU 3D-printing face shields for healthcare workers at Baptist Health
In response to the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for health workers treating patients during the coronavirus pandemic, Florida International University (FIU) and Baptist Health South Florida are partnering to 3D-print reusable face shields. The first batch of face shields was delivered on Saturday.
How a Florida school is using a 3D printer to make hospitals safer for medical staff
Florida International University and Baptist Health South Florida partnered to create 3D-print reusable face shields for hospital staffers.
Tikkun Olam Makers Create Products for the Disabled
Over the course of the weekend, over 50 volunteers from Columbia University, joined together with seven TOM Fellows from other universities to work at the Columbia University Makerspace, housed in the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, with a group of individuals living with disabilities to create solutions for their unique challenges.