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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 09:45:06 -0500
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TechSAge Design Competition 2016: Call for Participation
Technologies to Support Healthy Aging with Disability
Enter by January 15, 2016

Have an innovative technology-enabled design solution to help and empower
the aging population? Consider entering to the first TechSAge Design
Competition. A two-phase competition designed to foster highly creative and
impactful concepts, get support to develop your technology designs for the
aging population and win cash prizes! Enter online at
www.techsagecompetition.com by January 15, 2016.

The TechSAge Design Competition 2016 seeks to inspire talented designers 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 to 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.

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. Each category will select the top three
designed technologies to compete in phase 2 of the competition for the
first, second and third place.

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, including Gretchen
Addi, Kate Finn, Leslie Fontana, Andreas Foresland, Mark Guarraia, Sara
Hendren, Richard Henneman, Ted Johnson, Michael Lye, Michael Littman,
Caitrin Lynch, Lindsey Mosby, Beth Mynatt, Graham Pullin, Liz Sanders and
Jason Zamer.

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 January 15, 2016.

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

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