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

Ana Duarte 于 2018-05-04 14:36 分享

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/


DISCLAIMER: This story was written by someone who is not the author of the solution, therefore please be advised that, although it was written with the utmost respect for the innovation and the innovator, there can be some incorrect statements. If you find any errors please contact the patient Innovation team via info@patient-innovation.com


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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