Innovative solution for seniors wins JCT orthodox women's hackathon

Published date23 June 2022
Publication titleJerusalem Post, The: Web Edition Articles (Israel)
Dubbed "EasySurf," the mechanism solves the struggle faced by numerous senior citizens around the world who have difficulty operating everyday technology, especially accessing information via screen

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The device is intended to be set up by a close friend or family member of the senior who can program critical information such as social security or favorite websites. It is then programmed to remember how to access these portals with one quick click of a button moving forward.

About the hackathon

The 45-hour hackathon brought 140 religious women together to develop potentially lifesaving technologies. The hackathon prompted JCT students to create a wide array of innovative solutions to pressing problems.

"The students came into the hackathon with a good deal of knowledge and asked precise questions in order to reach their goal."

Yael Winograd, algorithm engineer at OrCam

Women were challenged with...

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