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An Israeli organization focused on creating technology to help the disabled has won a $700,000 grant from Google.

The Internet search engine giant awarded the grant to Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) as part of its “Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities campaign. TOM holds 3-day marathons bringing technologists and engineers together to invent products for people with disabilities.

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The group claims to have created 120 product prototypes since 2014, such as a bionic hand and a walker to help disabled people climb stairs.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.