The development of four students from the industrial design track at the Technion allows Shani, a six-year-old girl born with cerebral palsy, to draw and eat on her own for the first time in her life.
Dana Gur-Gelbard, Hadas Weizman, Marina Gabinsky, and Mor Heinrich – have met on the Master of Science in Industrial Design (M.I.D) program at the Technion. The track is led by Prof. Ezri Tarazi from the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning. The development – Drawing Dreams – is the result of a collaboration between Orit, Shani’s mother, and the four students.
Drawing Dreams, developed with the collaboration with Shani’s mother, won the TOM Development Competition, which promotes technological developments that improve the lives of people with disabilities. The original development was presented by the students at the Expo 2020 exhibition, which took place in Dubai on November 17.
Full article (Hebrew) on the Technion site
In the photo: Shani with the Drawing Dreams development
From right to left : Marina Gabinsky, Mor Heinrich, Orit Zigman, Shani Zigman, Dana Gur-gelbard, Hadas Weizman.