2017 TechSAge Design Competition Winners

TechSAge Design Competition winners (2017):

1st place- Releaf (Justin Chang, Phillip Chang, and Dan Sipzner; University of Pennsylvania). Releaf is an
assistive-wearable glove designed to promote active gardening among seniors by increasing grip
strength and reducing hand fatigue. The design featured a leather glove that uses cables,
servomechanisms, and a sensor controlled by the pinky to engage and disengage active assistance when
gripping tools. Read news story here: Assistive Glove Wins TechSAge Design Competition

Other Category Winners:

Nettle (Audrey Fox; Parsons School of Design in New York City). Nettle is an intuitive, screenless
interface for connecting people using a teapot and mug and employing the beloved rituals of making
tea. Two people in different places can communicate using a web-connected teapot, which uses the
pouring of hot water to signal a user’s availability to have a conversation over tea. *Social
Connectedness category winner

MODU (Lamar Pi; San Francisco State University). MODU is a customizable, modular tray that attaches
to walkers or wheelchairs to provide individuals with mobility impairment with a stable, multipurpose
surface for activities and storage. *Health at Home category winner