at mfr 2021 the SIXth edition of the make to care contest!
Make To Care: an award to Makers that help overcoming disability.
Promoted by: Sanofi (Gold Partner MFR2021)
The contest: the award stems from the desire to bring out and facilitate the implementation, along with the dissemination, of innovative and useful solutions to meet the real needs of people who have any form of disability, as any sharp decrease in the quality of life due to diseases and/or traumatic events.
Participation: to participate you must submit your project to the Call for Makers for the “wellness and healthcare” topic.
Info and rules: https://www.maketocare.it/
CapisciAMe, by Davide Mulfari, a young engineer who who has recently completed a doctorate at the University of Pisa. CapisciAMe is an app that helps people with dysarthria, a language disorder often associated with tetraparesis and other types of degenerative disorders, to interact with virtual assistants and speech recognition systems, so important and useful for those with speech disorders and disabilities motor. Available for free on the Google Play store, it aims to collect the voices of people with dysarthria and other forms of speech disabilities to “train” virtual assistants to recognize their speech.
- Sedia Intelligente, designed by Dario Dongo, lawyer and journalist president of Égalité Onlus. Lightweight and manageable with one hand, comfortable and cushioned, Sedia Intelligente is much more than a classic wheelchair: with simple maneuvers it turns into an ‘electric tricycle’ to move easily in closed or open spaces, without the need for a car. and public transport for each trip. Conceived and developed by a group of friends with various forms of motor disabilities and created by experts in electric bikes and motorcycles, it has a height-adjustable seat that facilitates interaction with those who are standing, actually facilitating daily operations. It will be produced in Italy and aims to be affordable also in price.