GATHERING INDIVIDUALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO USE 3D PRINTING & DESIGN TO ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
the new nazareth industrial park
The Jist: For 72 hours, we will bring together exceptionally talented and interesting creators from around the world to develop open source solutions for challenges of people with special needs with an extra focus on extreme affordability.
Workshop, materials and accomodation are covered, and great awards await the winning teams. Event details are HERE.
TOM will be hosted in the recently opened Nazareth Industrial Park, founded by Israel’s leading industrial entrepreneur, Stef Wertheimer.
Flight subsidies will be available for those attending from outside of Israel.
Tikkun olam (Hebrew: תיקון עולם) is a Hebrew phrase that means “repairing the world.”
The term is used in the Mishnah (2nd century CE) and it refers to the public social legislation that protected the people who were potentially at a disadvantage
In its modern context, Tikkun Olam has come to be associated with social justice work that seeks to bring together a fractured humanity.
TOM proudly accepts this challenge and calls for the collaboration of individuals in order to help make the world a better place than we found it!
No. TOM is open for all Makers, including self educated makers, certified professionals and students. If you feel that your abilities can contribute to TOM, we encourage you to apply.
No. TOM will welcome you with or without a winning idea. If you have an idea for a solution or need you want to implement at TOM, there is a place for it in the application form. However if you don’t – just apply and you will take part in a team. Note that TOM is all about TEAMS! No one works alone at TOM
TOM Applications are open until the end of April, 2014. We will let everyone know of their acceptance during the first week of June and will then contact each one of the participants to complete the accommodation, travel and logistical issues regarding their stay at TOM. If you haven’t heard from us and it’s already after June 7th, please contact us.
The official language of TOM is English. However, efforts are being made to accommodate speakers of Hebrew and Arabic as well. Printed material, signs and official publications are in English.
Participation in TOM is very heavily subsidized, but not entirely free. Participants coming from Israel will be asked to pay 300 NIS while participants from abroad will be asked to pay $150. HOWEVER flight subsidies are also available for those coming from abroad.
Included in this relatively modest price are two nights in a first class hotel, quality food, and access to the makerspace of your dreams, equipped and manned to let you can create whatever your mind can imagine!!
Why yes, there are! For those coming to TOM who are not members of the ROI community, substantial travel subsidies will be available, covering up to $500 for flights from Europe and up to $1,000 for flights from the US.
Members of the ROI community are eligible to use their Microgrants to fund their travel to Israel.
You will be informed, at the latest, by the first week of June.
A number of prizes will be awarded to the most successful and applicable projects, the exact criteria of which are currently being finalized
A particular prize will be available to projects in the field of extreme affordability – intended to help the world’s most impoverished who typically make less than $3 a day.
Customizable Keyboard – A keyboard that can be adjusted to different needs of the common user, designer, or computer programmer. This involves aiding the ability to press a single key or the ability to combine a number of keys into one key (ex: Ctrl+v or ctrl+alt+s)
Walking the dog – A solution for people in wheelchairs that want to go out with their dogs, especially for Liron that has 3 dogs.
Prosthetic Arm – Using 3D printing to make a prosthetic arm that will allow a child that was born without a hand to hold a ball.
Eye Control – Controlling a robotic arm with the use of “eye writer” glasses. This involves further developing a product designed in a previous hackathon, expanding its capabilities and improving its interface and user experience (UX).
Crutches – A request to redesign crutches that can also be used to carry a bag/personal items, and be more desirable and user friendly.
Rhythm – A tool that teaches rhythm,coordination and gives confidence before studying an actual instrument, for people with mental or cognitive disabilities. Can also be used as a rehabilitation tool.
Pressure relief while sitting – A method for relieving pressure caused by prolonged sitting in a wheelchair, that can be used both by paraplegics as well as those with limited strength to lift themselves up. This team will be assisted by engineers from Rafael Industries.
Clean Wheelchair Wheels – A device that helps a person to clean his wheelchair wheels while entering the house.
Brain Control – Controlling a robotic hand using brain signals.
Potty Pod – Developing an instrument to allow paralyzed children to comfortably rest while relieving themselves. This product should specifically be considered with application in the developing world.
Alyn Ride to School – A way of enabling children in wheelchairs to give a ride to school for an able bodied sibling or friend. This product should also be considered with application in the developing world.
The Schusterman Philanthropic Network is a global enterprise that supports and creates innovative initiatives for the purpose of igniting the passion and unleashing the power in young people to create positive change for themselves, the Jewish community and the broader world.
Schusterman pursues its mission through global grantmaking, program development and networking alliances that empower young Jews to take a lead role in shaping and perpetuating vibrant Jewish life.
Schusterman launched its global Schusterman Connection Points program as part of its broader efforts to invest in young leaders and enable them to craft and run their own diverse gatherings.Schusterman Connection Points is a series of local and thematic peer-led gatherings that brings together hundreds of passionate, talented young Jews.
These gatherings are designed to channel participants’ ideas, creativity and enthusiasm into partnerships that can create new, and strengthen existing, avenues of Jewish experiences for themselves and their peers. In 2014, ten Connection Point gatherings will take place on four continents with themes ranging from technology to the arts, community building to international development, inclusivity, social justice and more.
For more info: www.schusterman.org
Reut is an innovative policy group designed to provide real-time, long-term strategic decision-support to Israeli leaders and decision-makers. Reut, established in January 2004, is a non-partisan non-profit policy team based in Tel Aviv. Reut supplies its services pro-bono to people in positions of leadership, authority, and influence in Israel’s public sphere. Reut’s current focus areas are National Security and ISRAEL 15: Socio-Economics. In the future we plan to expand into content areas concerning the Jewish world and decision-making processes.
XLN is a project by the Reut Institute aimed at placing Israel in a leading position in the field of 3D printing, rapid prototyping and the maker movement, emphasizing educational and societal values. XLN operates a national network of communal technological spaces that will support the teams professionally and technically during and after the gathering. The XLN spaces will ensure that the projects which emerge from the 72 hours of TOM will continue to grow and reach their full potential as part of an ongoing process.
TOM is actively looking for co-sponsors to join us and become a part of this innovative venture. If you or your company are interested in this opportunity please contact us here
It will be hosted in the recently opened Nazareth Industrial
Park, founded by Israel’s leading industrial entrepreneur, Stef Wertheimer.
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