Jan. 15, 2016 is the deadline to enter the Technologies to Support Successful Aging with Disability (TechSAge) Design Competition, the first international design competition of its kind. The 2-phase competition is designed to recognize innovative technology solutions that meet the needs of the aging population.
The competition’s first-place winner will receive $1,500. Second- and third-place winners will receive $1,000 and $500 respectively.
The TechSAge Design Competition is organized by the TechSAge Research Engineering Rehabilitation Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research is sponsoring the competition.
About the Competition
Technology developers can enter the TechSAge Design Competition individually or as a team. Designs can be submitted under 1 of the following categories:
Health at Home, which includes technology solutions for the home environment that promote health and healthy activities.
Social Connectedness, including technology solutions that encourage communication, connectedness with people, and social activities.
Active Lifestyle, including technology solutions that promote physical and cognitive activities.
Community Mobility, including technology solutions that facilitate access to activities and/or locations.
Technology solutions may be products and/or systems including, but not limited to:
2 Phases, 3 Winners
TechSAge 2016 is a 2-phase competition. Twelve finalists — 3 in each category — will be selected on March 1, 2016 at the end of Phase I. During Phase II, these finalists will receive monetary support for design development. Three winners will be announced on May 15, 2016.