Meet the Teams

Check out the teams and the life-changing projects they are working on.

Projects will be updated on this page as teams advance through the stages of development.

Competition phase:

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Concept

Working Model

Prototype

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Makers UP

Universidad Tecnológica del Uruguay

Uruguay

A low-cost, portable and compatible harness designed to fit on the back of a chair and reduce the load a caretaker/caregiver, or individual in a wheelchair themselves, must carry when transferring seats.

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Adaptive Flute for One Hand

Vanderbilt University

United States

A flute-attachment system that enables individuals with one arm and/or fewer than 5 fingers on one hand to cover all instrument holes so they can play independently.

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Innovation USFQ

Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Ecuador

An affordable and intuitive mioelectrical transradial prosthesis designed to control a 3D printed hand. Offers a delicate and powerful grip.

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9ariden

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P)
Morocco

An accessible application that solely uses visual icons and audio notes and is intended to serve as an intermediary between banks and users to assist illiterate individuals with financial literacy.

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Luxonic. Portable signaling system.

Kazakhstan

The planned device will show the direction of sharp or loud sounds for not hearing enough person to react to a danger in city streets faster.

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Power Team

Shenkar College of Engineering,
Design and Art

Israel

A simple, compact device that allows one to change a baby diaper with only one hand.

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FlipPad

University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
Austria

A low-cost, custom tailored, freely configurable input device that enables users to perform a wide variety of actions using just slight fingertip movements (in the range of a few millimeters).

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Solu Makers

Bolivia

A completely mechanical exo-esqueleton that can transfer
arm movements to leg movements. It will be a way to make physical therapy by your own, like riding a bike but focused on a walking experience.

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Re-Play

Ben Gurion University

Israel

A device that fits around the arm and connects to a guitar pick at the end. This solution will enable individuals with chronic pain or a lack of control in their hand, arm or shoulder to play a guitar independently without requiring a lot of motion which could cause discomfort.

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AIC - "Hey, I see!"

Technion - Israel Institute of Technology

Israel

A speech-generating device (SGD) producing a matching voice output of objects (i.e. wires of different colors) through visual detection.
For helping the visually impaired and the blind work independently in electronic factories.

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SocialProjectPavlodar

Innovation University of Eurasia
Kazakhstan

A simple, affordable system for attaching a leg prosthesis to the torso.