Open Makers Market
[OCTOBER 2016] We're launching an online marketplace for people around the world to share open source technological solutions for everyday challenges facing people with disabilities.
SHARE OPEN SOURCE SOLUTIONS
Team Connected Crutches Simple tasks such as answering the phone are difficult for people using crutches. TOM developers created crutches allowing for accessible cell phone usage.
Team Knock Knock Designed for hard of hearing hotel staff who could not detect a response after a knock. With a new voice detector app, staff can see the knock response on their phones
Team Next Step Stel found restaurants with second floor bathrooms frustrating to navigate with her walker. TOM Makers designed a new walker with joints that can climb stairs.
Team Kite Surf Kite surfing looks like a lot of fun - Makers worked together with a Need Knower to build a model allowing him to enjoy this great summer-time sport.
Team Quick Speak A TOM team created a predictive conversation engine that lets non-verbal individuals with limited fine motor skills to communicate through their smart devices.
Team Book Turner Sefi has ALS and cannot turn the pages of a book. The Accessi Book, turns the pages and allows Sefi to read with ease. This technology is both affordable and open source.
Team Winter Wheel Chair Dana is a 3-year-old girl living in Calgary. This TOM team designed a wheelchair with a ski-like platform to help her glide through the snow easily and safely.
Team Doorman Opening manual doors can be challenging for electric wheelchair users. Makers created a simple door stopper that allows users to move through doors independently.
Team Prosthetic Hand Kids grow and need new prosthetics almost every year. Our Makers made an affordable and ergonomic 3D printed prosthetic hand.
Team Free to Pee A young woman using a wheelchair struggled to lift herself up to use a toilet, a simple device created by a TOM team solves this problem with just a sling and hole.
We promise to send interesting content!