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Mainstream Technologies for People with Disabilities: Impressions and Highlights from David Banes’ visit to Beit Issie Shapiro

This week we were honored to host David Banes at Beit Issie Shapiro. David is known internationally for his work in assistive technology (AT) and he shared with us his wealth of insight and valuable experience. David started his career

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TOM Makeathon 2017

On January 8-10, 2017 makers, professionals, families and people with disabilities gathered at the Technion in Haifa, Israel for a special event called TOM: Tikkun Olam Makers – an initiative of the Reut Institute in cooperation with the ROI community

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Print Your Dream

The technological advances that have occurred in 3D printing over the last few years have seen its use expand into many areas including engineering, medicine, fashion, education, rehabilitation, and more. What is 3D printing? 3D printing is a technology that

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Keyguards for the iPad – our Maker success continues…

A few weeks ago we told you about TOM (Tikkun Olam Makers) the inspirational make-a-thon we participated in in order to create solutions for people with disabilities. Going into TOM we had our main challenges that we had signed up

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TOM (Tikkun Olam Makers) – Meeting the Challenge

TOM – Tikkun Olam Makers, an initiative of the Reut Institute and ROI Community of the Shusterman Foundation, whose purpose is to connect people with disabilities with people from the worlds of industry, engineering, design, technology, and rehabilitation in order

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Headpod: Head Support to Promote Participation, Learning, and Motor Control

I’m very happy to be a contributor this week and to share with you a wonderful tool that both facilitates and promotes function; the Headpod. The Headpod is a low-tech device that can be attached to a variety of seating/standing

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