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2023 TOM Global Innovation Challenge

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Bounce - Independent play for non-mobile children

Melbourne Main team

A frame which allows older non-mobile children to play independently and take part in an enjoyable, highly rewarding, physical activity.

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Grand Prize Winner

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Tools for Getting Dressed and Undressed

TOM International Community Main team

A set of pipe frames and 3D-printed joints that allows a user with CP to dress and undress independently and with ease.

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Grand Prize Winner

Grand Prize Winner

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Independent Feeding Device - Manual syringe pump for feeding tubes

Vanderbilt University Main team

A manual syringe pump with a specialized handle that allows Jameson to independently activate a feeding tube to feed himself.

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Grand Prize Winner - Sports
ORGAN - Strap for recreational and competitive Handcycle

HIT Main team

A custom fit strap connecting the palm of the athlete to the handlebar pedals of a handcycle.

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Grand Prize Winner

Special Recognition Award

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Digitus - Typing Prosthesis

Medellín Main team

A bracelet with an adaptable connection that can securely and efficiently allow the user to type and use his mouse on the computer.

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Special Recognition Award

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Project ILU - Adaptiver stylus

DIDI Main team

A customized modular learning system that focuses on improving his non-verbal communication through an iPad.

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Special Recognition Award

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HappyWalk - Adaptive Walker

TOM International Community Main team

Low-cost, adjustable pediatric walker made of wood and 3D-printed plastic parts.

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Bank Hapoalim Community Award:

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Jona - Wheelchair Seat Belt for Riding Toddlers

HIT Main team

A belt that allows a wheelchair user to strap a toddler on their lap.
 

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Best Inclusive Design

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Handle It- Specialty Kitchenware with Adaptive grip

Kibbutzim College Main team

A set of serving dishes with customized, comfortable, and easy to hold handles.

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Best Accessible Design

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WMDT - Washing Machine Dial Turner

Cooper Union Main team

a socket on the end of a handle. The socket at the end of a handle that fits over the dial of a washing machine and can be easily turned with the help of the handle.

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Best Documentation

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TOM International Community Main team

TOM International Community Main team

a book holder equipped with a mechanism that can lift and turn a page. It is activated with eye detection using a USB webcam connected to a laptop.

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2022 Abraham Accords Open Innovation Challenge

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FLipPad - Assistive Electronic Touchpad

University of Applied Sciences | Technikum Wien

The FlipPad is a low-cost, electronic touchpad which allows a person with limited hand mobility to control electronic devices.

 

It works by using a capacitive touchpad module with a microcontroller and sensors. It can control computers via USB, smartphones via Bluetooth, and even TV sets/other devices via infrared - just by small fingertip movements.

 

This was created by the individuals from the University of Applied Sciences in Technikum, Vienna.

 

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Grand Prize Winner

Geek - Prosthesis for Digital Screens 

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

The Geek is a light, digital-office affordable prosthesis that provides Arm amputees the ability to use touch screens, trackpads, and smartphones.

 

This prothesis has a stylus that allows users to touch screens and complete other office life functions, including a door card, having a stump extension for stability, pulling a computer from the bag, and removing outlet plug.

 

This was created by Pnina Aloni and  Dana Gur-Gelbard at the Technion in Israel.

 

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Grand Prize Winner

Grand Prize Winner

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Mech-Canopy

Wheelchair Rain Project

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

The Mech-Canopy is an adaptive and modular 3D-printed clamping mechanism that securely holds an umbrella and easily attach to a wheelchair.

 

This solution was developed for James, who has been using a wheelchair since he was in a car accident. He wanted a better way of dealing with rain and snow while using his wheelchair.

 

This was developed by students at Cooper Union in New York.

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Best Documentation

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The Leffell School

Quadriplegic’s Grabber Tool

A custom-fit 3D printed handle enabling people with limited hand dexterity to mimic the fine motor skills necessary for daily chores and hobbies.

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Best Accessible Design

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Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts

Friendly Access Pull Out Plug

A 3-D printed solution that allows people with hand pain or discomfort  to cut up food with just two fingers

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Best Inclusive Design

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Single-handed Cutting Board

Shenkar College of Engineering,
Design and Art

A simple, compact device that allows one to change a baby diaper with only one hand.

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2021 TOM Global Innovation Challenge

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Drawing Dreams - Arm Support Device

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Drawing Dreams is a constructive element which supports the hand, wrist, palm, and arm of Shani, a 5.5-year-old girl who loves drawing and playing.

 

The device creates tension between Shani’s lower and upper arm, creating a stable posture for the hand in a variable adjustable way so she can draw, play and eat independently.

 

This solution was developed by an all-woman team of students from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology together with Shani’s mother Orit.

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Grand Prize Winner

Grand Prize Winner

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One-2-Go - Portable Adaptive Toilet Seat

TOM: New Orleans Community

The “One-2-Go” is a portable adaptive toilet seat that is designed to allow 16-year-old Bower to use the restroom more independently when traveling.

 

It is strong, light, durable, and adjustable, making it extremely portable and adaptable to almost any bathroom. 


This solution was developed by the TOM community in New Orleans in close cooperation with Bower’s mother Jennifer.

 

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Grand Prize Winner

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Talker Mount - Talker Folding Mechanism

TOM: Ingolstadt Community

The Talker Mount is a 3D-printed frame and electronic mechanism that lifts and lowers a talker tablet attached to a wheelchair table.

 

With this mechanism, Franziska is now able to control the wheelchair and use the talker without help from a caregiver.

 

This solution was developed by the TOM community in Ingolstadt Germany and Madrid, Spain in cooperation with Stiftung ICP Munich Rehabilitation hospital. 

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Best Documentation

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Quadriplegic's Grabber Tool

TOM: United States Community 

The Quadriplegic's Grabber Tool is a system comprising an arm brace with 3D printed grabber attachment storage brackets. It is inexpensive, customizable, easy to attach when needed, and easy to store when finished.

 

The tool’s open-source geometry allows for a community of users to create custom-made tools.

 

This solution was designed with and for Analy Perez, a designer who uses a wheelchair, with limited use of her hands, who wanted to manipulate small items

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Best Accessible Design

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Friendly Access Pull Out Plug

TOM: Singapore Community

The Friendly Access Pull Out Plug is a simple solution made of a velcro strap attached to a 3D printed base adhered to an electric plug which allows for easy extraction from any socket.

 

It was designed with and for Lina, an elderly woman in Singapore who has limited dexterity in her hands, and was struggling to pull out cable plugs and sort them out while taking care of her house. 

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Best Inclusive Design

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Cutting board for use with one hand

HIT - Holon Institute of Technology

The Single-handed Cutting Board is simple, cheap, and easy to manufacture, made of  metal handles attached to an existing flexible cutting board and a vegetable holder that attaches to the center of the board, allowing cutting and transferring vegetables to a bowl with one hand.

 

This solution allows people with limited mobility (stroke patients, for example), to cut vegetables and other food items using only one hand.

 

This solution was designed by a team of students from Holon Institute of Technology’s Industrial Design department as part of the "Fixperts" course. It was developed with and for Shiri in cooperation with the Therapeutic Kitchen team at Loewenstein rehabilitation hospital in Israel.

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