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Creating a New Concept for TOM:DC Makeathon

Jordan has a towel challengeAfter Jordan’s awesome opportunity to present at a Maker Health event with the Health and Human Services Department’s Idea Lab, MedStar Health and the National Institutes of Health, we had a chance to meet some fabulous people in the maker world. They’re making sure Jordan’s work isn’t done! Her ideas have more opportunity to expand with the help of others.

This weekend,  TOM (Tikkun Olam Makers) is teamed up with Nova Labs to hold the TOM:DC Makeathon for Assistive Technology. Jordan was invited to participate as a “Need Maker” in the event even though we don’t live in the area. (The event is happening in Reston, Virginia.) Instead, she’s drawing out her vision and created this video to explain a challenge.

This has been an on-going problem for Jordan. Those two-handed dispensers are a big pain when her hand and little arm are wet. I don’t want her to skip hand/arm-washing just because the public bathroom she visits has the wrong kind of towels.

I’m excited to see what the makers can do to build off of Jordan’s vision! I promise to report back as soon as possible.

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