Georgia Tech logo, followed by TechSage logo, followed by Illinois logo

T2. TechSAge Design Competition

Principal Investigator: 
Carolyn Phillips, M.Ed., ATP
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., Liz Persaud, B.A., Ben Jacobs
Project Alumni: 
Claudia Rebola, Ph.D. (Competition Director 2016-2018)
This project is an international student design competition for university students through a partnership with sponsors, Amazon, Microsoft, and Anthem. University students will work in teams to develop technologies for aging-in-place, like mobile applications, voice-activated skills for digital voice assistants, or other innovative products. Winning teams will be offered additional resources to further develop prototypes and pursue commercialization of their ideas that provide innovative solutions to real world challenges faced by people aging-in-place with long-term disabilities.

    Student discusses smart phone app project in poster session


Learn more about the finalists from previous competitions:

2016 Finalists

2016 TechSAge design competition poster showing low vision older woman using smartphone 


2017 Finalists       

2017 TechSAge design competition poster that says "Design Is Ability"   


2018 Finalists 

2018 TechSAge design competition poster that says "Design Is Ability"