CALL FOR ENTRIES: INNOVATION COMPETITION
Earn a prize for a new technology or idea that will benefit the Wearable Robotics Industry. The competition will open on October 15, 2016 and close February 28, 2017.
The Wearable Robotics Association (WearRA) is inviting entries that represent the most innovative new ideas in wearable robotic technology for the Innovation Competition as part of WearRAcon. The winner of the competition will receive international recognition and a $5,000 cash prize to support development and commercialization of the technology.
Upload your 30 second video, which will be publicly available for viewing on wearablerobotics.com, and concept paper by February 28, 2017. The review committee will select as many as ten (10) finalists. All finalists will be invited to present their product concepts at WearRAcon 17, April 19-21 at the Hyatt Regency Phoenix in Phoenix, AZ (USA). The winning entry will be selected through live voting by conference attendees and a panel of judges representing industry, government, academia, and corporate executives. The top three projects will all receive awards. The one considered to be the most innovative will be announced at the conference, and will receive $5,000 to accelerate the new technology.
WearRAcon 16 Winning Entry: Mobile Sensing for Affordable Human Modelling Submitted by: Robert Matthew, UC BerkeleyView submission here
Submissions are due February 28, 2017. The proposal must include information about intellectual property and the development outline with milestones for deliverables. Explain the potential impact on the wearable robotics community, as well as significance of this concept as an advancement for the industry.
Instructions for the Submission:
Please submit your proposal by Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 11:59 PM (EST)
Proposal Content (30 second video and proposal NTE 4 pages)
Proposals will be scored based on the following criteria:
Selected Proposals/Finalists: Finalists will be notified by March 15, 2017. As many as ten (10) finalists will be selected to present at WearRAcon 17 (Phoenix, Arizona, April 19-21, 2017). Each presenter will have five (5) minutes to present the concept, followed by five (5) minutes of questioning. The event will feature live voting among audience members and a panel of judges representative of industry, government, academia, and corporate executives. The winning project considered to be the most innovative will be announced at the conference.