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DEADLINE IN 5 DAYS!!!
TechSAge Design Competition 2017: Call for Participation
Technologies to Empower Healthy Aging for All
Enter by March 1, 2017 by 11:59 PM.

Have an innovative technology-enabled design solution to help and empower
the aging population? Consider entering to the second annual TechSAge
Design Competition. A two-phase global competition designed to foster
highly creative and impactful concepts, get feedback to develop your
technology designs for the aging population and win cash prizes! Enter
online at www.techsagecompetition.com by March 1, 2017 by 11:59 PM.

The TechSAge Design Competition 2017 seeks to inspire talented students to
develop innovative technology-enabled design solutions for the aging
population, especially considering the varied abilities and disabilities of
older adults. Enter individually or as a team to the competition with a
unique submission under one of the following categories:

HEALTH AT HOME: designed technology solutions for the home environment that
support health and healthy activities in support the healthcare system.

SOCIAL CONNECTEDNESS: designed technology solutions to encourage
communication, connectedness with people and social activities.

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE: designed technology solutions to promote physical and
cognitive activities, and how activities can promote healthy lifestyles.

COMMUNITY MOBILITY: designed technology solutions to facilitate access to
activities and/or locations.

Up to four (4) finalists will be selected in each category to move onto
Phase II of the competition. In Phase II, finalists will compete to win
their category and receive a cash prize of $500 (4 awards, 1 for each
category). Of the 4 category winners, the top scoring submission will be
awarded the “First Place Prize” and will receive an additional cash prize
of $500 (total of $1000).

Contestants must enter designed TECHNOLOGY solutions. Designed technology
solutions may be products and/or systems including but not limited to
ambient technologies, wearable devices, mobile applications, assistive
robots—in the broad areas of design and computation, including industrial
design, interaction design, graphic design, human-computer interaction,
human factors, software engineering, and artificial intelligence, to
mention a few.

A talented group of experts on product design, universal design, technology
design, human-computer interaction, robotics, design research methods, and
aging, to mention a few, will evaluate the submissions.

The competition is organized by the TechSAge Research Engineering
Rehabilitation Center (RERC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology, and
sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and
Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR).

The deadline for entries is March 1, 2017 by 11:59 PM.

To learn more about the competition, please visit the following website:
techsagecompetition.com

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