TechSAge Design Competition winners (2016):
1st place-Dex (Elyn Wu Caili, National University of Singapore). Dex is a smart footcare system designed to promote exercise and health management for people with diabetes. The Dex system features pressure sensitive shoe insoles that interact with a smart phone, enabling the user to monitor their foot pressure and play various exergames.
2nd place-CommuniTea (Sullivan Jolly & Paulin Giret, L'école de Design Nantes Atlantique). CommuniTea is a connected scheduling board for older adults. The peg board tablet offers a simple, connected way for people to plan meeting arrangements based on their activities, skills and interests.
3rd place-GatePal (Yilin Elaine Liu, Georgia Institute of Technology) is an airport wayfinding app for senior travelers. Gatepal provides step-by-step instructions for users to successfully navigate the airport and complete key tasks, from checking in, locating their gate, and finding their luggage. GatePal is universally designed so that older adults with different functional abilities are able to use this app at their own pace and in their preferred way.