Startups were judged by the jury among the 13 reached the final in the contest sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme - Sanofi division specialized in rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology and immunology - and realized in collaboration with the Maker Faire Rome and the consortium ASTER, Company the Emilia-Romagna Region for research and innovation. The aim of the competition was to find concrete ideas for improving the daily life and the health of people who live every day disability. The 13 startups finalists were selected from over 100 who took part in the competition and they will - all - the opportunity to become known through a dedicated stand at the Maker Faire Rome (October 14 to 16 at the Fiera di Roma) near the Sanofi Genzyme stand (Hall 6).
Here the presentation speech of our Talking Hands project by Francesco Pezzuoli, CEO of Limix Srl.
And now, let's talk about winners.
Click4all, designed by Luca Enei and Nicola Gencarelli, is a do-it-yorself kit that allows you to build with any material - from the pose to the fruit - buttons and keyboards for people with disabilities. dbGlove, designed and presented by Nicholas Caporusso, is a glove that digitizes tactile alphabets (such as Braille) and allows deaf-blind people to communicate.
These two projects have won the final of #MaketoCare contest, sponsored by Sanofi Genzyme: have won a trip to Silicon Valley and the possibility to visit the reality in the world of innovation, and established companies in the fields of rapid prototyping and production of printers 3D, or companies operating in the health and wellness field.