Hackster Contest: Living in Motion with AARP Innovation Labs
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Declining agility and unsteadiness can result in falls with devastating injuries for seniors. Tasks that were previously simple, such as getting out of bed, dressing or performing personal hygiene, may become increasingly difficult to accomplish.
Submit projects that showcase your product-ready solution by the end of November and you could be chosen to present your product in the AARP Innovation Labs booth all week at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be an opportunity to promote your design, network with the AARP Innovation Labs team and meet with potential future customers and investors.
Mobility becomes more challenging as we age, however, with the evolving world of motion technology and inter-connected wireless devices, the innovative community is creating smart solutions for the aging population to remain independent and safe in their own homes.
This challenge invites you to develop a device that assists those with mild cognitive and motor impairments to get themselves as well as their items (like medication, phone or food) from one area to another within their home. When you're healthy, it's hard to imagine that even the simplest of tasks could not be accomplished. For many, this challenge is a daily reality.
Here are a few examples to get your mind thinking:
- Remote controlled home appliances with senior-centric interfaces
- Sensor solutions to light up a hallway or open doors upon human detection
- Voice-activated in-home technologies to fetch objects, like a cane
- Motorized tables that are easy to use and can fit narrow paths
- Robotic assistance like stand-up walkers
- Wearable technology that detects falls
- Monitoring technology with location and alerts for unusual motion detection
If you are a start-up with a product that could solve a mobility issue, we want to hear from you!
In this challenge, AARP Innovation Labs is looking specifically for motivated developers who are passionate about finding ways to enhance the quality of life and mobility with their innovative product designs.
Contest link: https://www.hackster.io/contests/aarp
Nordic Semiconductor is calling upon the Hackster community to create an innovative, human-centred, Matter-ready smart home application utilizing the nRF7002 DK or an nRF5340-based development kit. From thermostats and speakers to lights and locks, the possibilities are endless with this open standard protocol.
Have an idea for a project? Apply now a chance to receive a free nRF7002 Wi-Fi 6 Development Kit along with an nRF52840 Dongle to bring your contest submission to life.
Contest link: https://www.hackster.io/contests/makeitmatter
PCB Designing Workshop[ Malayalam] - Kerala IoT Challenge
Printed Circuit Boards are the foundational building block of most modern electronic devices. Take your first step towards the Electronic World by learning how to design your own IoT Circuit Board using Fusion360.
Speaker : @saheen_palayi
Hardware Maker Expert NASSCOM Foundation
Mentor Foxlab Makerspace
Do you have an idea to develop IoT devices that can track a cow's vital signs and aid in disease early detection?
Apply for the Internet of Cattle Challenge.
The challenge seeks solutions for various problem statements that include a system of identification for animals that helps to keep track of their health condition, possible diseases, and milk yield through genetic mapping.
Application Link: https://iotsummit.startupmission.in/innovation-challenge/
Here is the slideshow that I used for the talkIntro to Open Hardware
Feel free to share your questions.
MakerGram is talking at KochiFOSSS2022.
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