The MaketoCare inititive is promoted by Sanofi Genzyme, Specialty Care division of Sanofi. Sanofi Genzyme is specifically providing solutions for rare diseases, multiple sclerosis, oncology and immunology. MaketoCare wants to celebrate and support initiatives and projects arising from the cleverness and passion of the Maker community.

TALKING HANDS project, finalist for Make to Care 2016 edition and winner of ROME Prize 2016 edition


The MAKEtoCARE initiative includes a contest, launched for the first time in 2016, aimed at bringing out and facilitating the creation and dissemination of innovative solutions useful for meeting the real needs of people affected by any form of disability, understood as any marked decrease in quality of life due to pathologies and / or traumatic events..

To participate in the contest, in addition to being expressly addressed to the Maker community, it is open to all those (Italian or foreign natural persons, companies, bodies, associations, foundations, and / or other legal entities, with residence or office in Italy or in another country of the European Union) have been able to grasp a concrete need, orienting their ingenuity and proposing an innovative solution.

To enter the MAKEtoCARE selection process, projects must be registered through the Maker Faire 2018 Call For Maker 2018 . For details, see the 2018 Regulation Follow us for future updates on this site or on the official MakeToCare Facebook page.

Jury members 2018 edition Download contest rules

Guide for submission 2018


All the protagonists of the competition Make to Care 2018

Dispositivo per il monitoraggio dei livelli di glicemia nei bambini
Vincitori edizione 2018
Soluzione innovativa per la cura delle dorsopatie
Vincitori edizione 2018
Kit per la riabilitazione e valutazione delle abilità motorie e spaziali nei bambini con disabilità visiva
Controller per non vedenti
Gioielli interattivi per donne non udenti
App gratuita per smartphone e tablet per persone con disabilità intellettiva e relazionale
Dispositivo indossabile open source per autopalpazione
App per smartphone che permette di controllare la casa tramite il movimento degli occhi dell'utente

All the finalists of the previous edition of the Make to Care 2017 contest

Optical Wheelchair
Sedia a rotelle con comando tramite movimento oculare
Winner 2017 Edition
Esoscheletro robotico comandato da impulsi muscolari
Winner 2017 Edition
Adam’s Hand
Protesi mioelettrica personalizzabile della mano.
Open Rampette
Servizio per il miglioramento dell’accessibilità degli esercizi commerciali
Strumento per la riabilitazione fisioterapica propriocettiva
Collezione di abiti sensoriali per il trattamento terapeutico di persone autistiche.
Simpaty-hand App
Strumento musicale assistivo realizzato con smartphone.
Sistema di supporto alla navigazione per atleti non vedenti.

All the finalists of the previous edition of the Make to Care 2016 contest

Flexible & interactive kit to build extremely accessible mouse and keybords
Winner 2016 Edition
A wearable device that digitizes several existing touch-based alphabet to enable blind and deaf-blind people to use to interact with the world.
Winner 2016 Edition
Disability Mouse
A low-cost mouse, powered by mouth movement and breath, thanks to 3d printing and Arduino.
Comprehensive solution for hearing and sight issues.
Hubotics, Robotics for Human Beings
A fully 3d-printed exoskeleton for home rehabilitation of upper limbs.
Solution for hearing impaired people, making them feel more independent and safe.
Io Kitchen
A modular & accessible kitchen for all.
A low cost BRAILLE display.
A wearable device to monitor Parkinson disease progression.
SoundSight Training
A virtual reality that simulates sound in a 3D way of different kind of environment and different scenarios and learn echolocalization.
Talking Hands
A wearable device that enables the translation of the LIS (Italian Sign Language).
TooWheels Opensource Wheelchair
A low cost, do-it- yourself openshare wheelchair.
Personalized objects for daily activities realized through digital fabrication and according to end-users needs.


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