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Girl creates special towel to help her aunt and people with physical disabilities

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2018-05-04 14:36

About the solution

The towel works by having the users easily slide their hand into the straps so that no use of gripping muscles is required. The straps are placed strategically so that the person can dry different parts of the body. The product is machine-washable.

Danica first drew the sketches of the prototype and then showcased her idea. She had help from teachers and volunteers from the Young Entrepeneurs Academy, and went to a local seamstress in order to get advice on what type of materials to use for the prototype.

Afterwords, the student got funding from investors. "We pitched our businesses to them and they went and decided who they wanted to give startup funds to and there were 19 businesses and only nine got funded and I won the investor panel," the inventor said. Danica’s business is now registered in the state of Idaho.

Her solution can be bought online for 22 USD.

Adapted from: https://bit.ly/2rlQtXR

More info: http://www.burbackmedical.com/

This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

About the author

Danica Burback, born in USA, in 2002, was a 15-year-old student when she invented the “Burback medical towel”, in 2017 – a product to help disabled people grip a towel more easily. Danica was inspired by her aunt who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and was having a hard time at everyday activities.

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