The SDA HOUSING Podcast

Episode 49 - TOM Melb: Custom Designed Assistive Technology for PWDs

July 26, 2022 NDIS PROPERTY AUSTRALIA Episode 49
The SDA HOUSING Podcast
Episode 49 - TOM Melb: Custom Designed Assistive Technology for PWDs
Show Notes

EPISODE:
Kumari, Alison, and Monique
from TOM: Melbourne (part of TOM: Global) join Eryn and Minh to discuss how TOM creates and builds products that improve the lives of people with a disability. TOM is a non profit organisation that uses "OPEN SOURCE" (the concept of sharing all research and data and technologies freely) to make Assistive Technology more accessible and affordable for people with complex needs. We encourage our listeners to take part in programs through TOM to better the lives of people with disabilities (PWDs)

PROGRAMS
Makeathon: a weekend marathon of designing and making custom assistive technology solutions. The Makeathon is a hackathon-style program that brings together designers, engineers, healthcare professionals and makers, with people who have lived experience of disability to solve a complex problem. 

  • Metro Melbourne Makeathon is on 17th & 18th  September 2022, applications close 7 Aug: www.tommelbourne.org/makeathon
  • Geelong Makeathon (VIC) and Bundaberg Makeathon (QLD) is coming up in November 2022, applications will open soon so send us an enquiry if you’re interested

TOM @ University: partnering with University students to design and prototype custom assistive technology solutions.  Students work with Need-Knowers to develop and prototype a solution to a Challenge faced by the Need Knower.

TOM @ Schools: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) workshops teaching primary and secondary school students about the design thinking process, disability awareness, prototyping of assistive technology solutions and pitching ideas. 

LEARN MORE AND CONNECT WITH TOM

Web: www.tommelbourne.org

Enquiries: https://forms.gle/swLDYPRW9krRnNup7  or info@tommelbourne.com.au

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