Make-Life-Accessible Design Challenge with Ben Heck

January 25, 2016 | 12:57
Make-Life-Accessible Design Challenge with Ben Heck
Make-Life-Accessible Design Challenge with Ben Heck
NXP and element14 jointly challenge 15 community members to use motor control technology to create innovative mobility solutions that will improve the lives and accessibility of people living with physical disabilities. Participants have the opportunity to showcase their skills by creating designs that cater to a variety of groups including the elderly, military veterans, motorcyclists, athletes, children and more.

element14 will accept applications for the Make Life Accessible Design Challenge from now until February 19th. Fifteen official challengers will be announced on 1st March. Challengers are required to use the NXP Freedom Development Board in their design, but are also encouraged to incorporate additional components from the official Design Challenge Kit provided by element14. Each of the 15 challengers shall provide weekly updates on their progress through blog posts, photos and videos via the element14 Community.

Challengers will be invited to attend on the Community an Assistive Domotics Webinar hosted by NXP on 3rd February to learn more about how motor control addresses accessibility issues, technology trends for improving quality of life and more. Registration is free and now open.

Finalists will have until May 6 to submit their projects. Entries will be judged on originality, innovation and technical merit by a panel of expert judges including NXP’s Mark Houston and Ben Heck, host of element14’s The Ben Heck Show. The winners will be announced on 21st May.

The grand prize winning design will be featured on element14’s The Ben Heck Show and the designer will receive an NXP High-Voltage Development Platform, Oculus Rift, Oculus Touch Controller and Go Pro Hero 4 Black. The second and third place winners will receive similar prizes ranging from £490 to £850.

To learn more about the Make Life Accessible Challenge and to submit an entry, visit the competition web page.
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