Innovation Challenge Finalist Presentations
Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 11:15am – 11:45am (EDT)
Check out the Innovation Challenge at WearRAcon Virtual where five US and international finalist teams will be presenting innovative new ideas in wearable robotic technology. These teams represent universities and small businesses seeking to make a mark on wearable robotics with cutting-edge ideas. The first place team will receive a $2000 cash prize to help support development and commercialization of the technology, along with a pass to WearRAcon 21. The second place team receives a cash prize of $500. Online voting will be open from 12:00pm – 4:00pm (EDT) on March 31st and the winner will be announced during the closing remarks.
We are pleased to announce the following finalists of the Innovation Challenge.
1. Soft Robotic AFO for Active Stroke Rehabilitation (WINNER)
Team Members: Marielle Debeurre, Carly Thalman, Tiffany Hertzell and Dr. Hyunglae Lee, Arizona State University
2. UnOrthoDOKS: Unibody Orthotic Device for OA Knee Support (SECOND PLACE – TIE)
Danish Shaikh, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark
3. Omnics Exoskeleton (SECOND PLACE – TIE)
Hao Su, Assistant Professor, The City University of New York, City College
4. Eksosuit for Differently Abled
Robin Thomas, CEO, Astrek Innovations
Team Members: Mohamed Saqeeb Mandlik and Mohamed Ishag Hassan, Robocast
WearRAcon 19 Winning Entry: Atlas Exoskeleton
Submitted by: Antoine Noel, Co-Founder & CEO, Japet Medical (France)