BRUSHING TEETH INDEPENDENTLY
Event: 2019 Makeathon
Team Joanne have designed two components that make the process of brushing her teeth more accessible. Firstly they have developed a device that Joanne can easily grip, which has a rotating toothbrush head. They have also created a toothpaste dispenser that along with the toothbrush, can be stuck up on a wall or mirror.
Joanne, a 47-year-old studying her Cert IV in Disability, has a neurological degenerative muscular disease which limits her mobility in her arms and legs. Joanne has trouble using her hands due to her flexed wrists and poor skin quality, making simple tasks incredibly difficult. Joanne would like to create a system that allows her to brush her teeth independently and maintain good oral hygiene.