30 March 2019
GLOBAL STUDENT INNOVATION CHALLENGE (GSIC) AND STUDENT PROGRAM
The Global Student Innovation Challenge (gSIC) is an annual event held at each International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe). It provides a platform to encourage students from all over the world to compete for one in developing creative and innovative devices or solutions to improve the quality of living of the elderly and people with disability. It showcases the talents and abilities of these students while providing an opportunity to work with clients and clinicians to develop these innovative ideas. It also facilitates cooperation and networking among the students and gives them an opportunity to listen to speakers from across the world and region.
There are 2 categories in this challenge:
- Design Category
Students are expected to apply the User-Centered Design process to produce a solution that ‘makes life easier’ for its users or enhance the user experience (UX) or improves the quality of professional rehabilitation practice. The solution may or may not be technology based.
- Technology Category
Students are expected to apply principles in Engineering and /or Information Technology to design and implement Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology solution to address the issues/problems faced by the needy, their caregivers and clinicians. The solution must have engineering or technological component(s)
Opportunity Focus Areas:
- Computer Science
- Engineering and Technology
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
From 26 to 29 August 2019
- This challenge is open to post-secondary education, undergraduates and postgraduates of any discipline. These include Universities, Polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education students.
- There is no limit to the number of teams that may compete from any given academic institution and collaborations between institution is allowed. Each team consists up to 5 members. The registration fee per team is equivalent to one individual entry to the regular conference program.
- Entries submitted should not exceed two years of development. All participants must provide proof that they are students at the time of work for the challenge was conducted.
- Successful teams must bring their prototypes for the presentation.
Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Award/s will be offered for both Design Category and Technology Category
- Peer’s Choice Award – A trophy and certificates for all members
- Public’s Choice Award – A trophy and certificates for all members
- Best Presentation Award – A trophy and certificates for all members
- Best Poster Award – A trophy and certificates for all members
- Best Prototype Award – A trophy and certificates for all members
- Best Ergonomic Award – A trophy and certificates for all members
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This Scholarship Published by:
” Dina Ashraf/ Egypt “
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