2016-2017 FINALISTS


Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
A mobility device whose design is intended to help users maintain a sense of security without compromising posture.

Timtim por Timtim

University of São Paulo, São Paulo., Brazil
Classes designed for people aged 60 and over, that explain the technology most relevant to their lives, in a downloadable format.


National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan
An assistive glove whose technology enables those with hand tremors to manipulate objects in a more stable and secure manner.


University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada
A sit-to-stand device that helps prevent strains and injury when moving in and out of a chair.


Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
This suitcase is designed to double as a stable seating platform for seniors on the go.


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
A virtual reality device that enables three-dimensional visits to travel destinations and places people remember from the past.


Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
A technology platform with a touch-tone interface that allows seniors without a smartphone to take advantage of ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft.


University of California, Berkeley
A platform that matches seniors with tenants who offer them assistance on household chores in exchange for a more affordable housing option.


Beijing University, Beijing, China
This gardening tool focuses on the desire of older people in rural China to be able to grow their own vegetables, a traditional pastime made difficult by the movement of the younger generation to more urban environments.