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.


TAME squareTame is a wearable device for real-time pathological wrist tremor suppression that gives back control to tremor patients for doing daily tasks.

The device has a sensor near the wrist which tracks the wearer’s tremor profile and electrodes that stimulate the muscles to counteract the tremor and suppress it. Instead of a conventional glove, TAME is a wearable device, small and light weight enough to be discreetly worn under a shirt. The device’s sensors and electrodes correspond to positions recommended by neurologists and physiotherapists. TAME has 2 variants; a sleeve, and a wearable with retractable wires.


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


Seat CaseThe Seat-Case is a carry-on suitcase with an integrated seat, alleviating the physical stress of airline travel.

Seat-Case is designed to FAA and major airline specifications for a carry-on suitcase. It incorporates an aluminum frame, capable of supporting a client weighing over 250 pounds. The suitcase can support the user in both a seated and standing position. Its integrated seat provides comfort and stability for the long lines and waiting times that come with airline travel. The wheels are a cantilever design that provide ease of motion, but that do not allow the suitcase to fall backward.


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.