You may enter a unique submission in any or all categories listed below. Entry submissions may only be entered once, in which contestants may not enter the same submission into more than one category.  Note, you may enter as a team, but you must designate a contact person if the submission is entered on behalf of a group or organization.

 


The TechSAge Design Competition categories are:

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

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

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

COMMUNITY MOBILITY
Proposing 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.

Phase I submission materials:
One poster 24 inches by 36 inches describing the conceptual thinking, motivation and concept generation, different views of 3D representation, solutions described in use (i.e. storyboard/scenario), to mention a few. Important: the solution MUST showcase the partnership with an older adult to develop a creative solution that responds to their user needs and everyday challenges.

Phase II submission materials:
One poster 24 inches by 36 inches describing the development of the concept and how the judge’s feedback is incorporated. Important: the development MUST be co-developed in partnership with an older adult to develop a creative solution that responds to their user needs and everyday challenges.A member of the TechSAge team will be assigned to each finalist to provide additional feedback on the concept before the Phase II submission.
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A project video of 3-5 minutes

Click here for more information about the TechSAge 2018 Design Competition Rules and Regulations.

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Note: Enter a single digital PDF format file up to 25 MB in size with the following high resolution components:

One poster 24 inches by 36 inches describing the conceptual thinking, motivation and concept generation, different views of 3D representation, solutions described in use (i.e. storyboard/scenario), to mention a few. Important: the solution MUST showcase the partnership with an older adult to develop a creative solution that responds to their user needs and everyday challenges.

Only for Phase II, entry submissions should include all the above and the following:
One poster 24 inches by 36 inches describing the development of the concept and how the judge’s feedback is incorporated. Important: the development MUST be co-developed in partnership with an older adult to develop a creative solution that responds to their user needs and everyday challenges. In addition, the finalist should partner with a TechSAge researcher or board member to further develop the concept.
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A project video of 3-5 minutes

 
*This information will not go to the jury during the judging process. The entry submission will be identified only by the form number.
** These pages must include the project title, be titled accordingly and numbered.