The IEEE Circuits and Systems (CAS) Society and MyAgeing are partnering to organize GeronCAS Student Design Competition. Following the success of the 2019 SEACAS hackathon themed Ageing-in-Place and 1st GeronCAS hybrid workshop in 2020, the first edition GeronCAS Student Design Competition (SDC) is to continue to encourage technology solution creation aligned with CAS, addressing older adults’ well-being. GeronCAS SDC seeks technology solutions in personalizing older adult’s well-being by accounting for individual variability (i.e. condition & needs).

The competition will take place as a virtual event. The teams submit their demonstration videos (at most 10 minutes youtube link video) together with reports (using the provided template) stating the main achievement, the relevance to the Circuits and Systems technology no more than 4 pages, excluding appendices. To help prepare for the submission, the teams must complete a Design Thinking lesson and Mentorship session with experts in the field of medical and social gerontology, hosted on the CASS Microlearning (CASS MiLe) platform.

The judging panel consisting of the CAS Society experts from all over the world select the winners.

Winning Prize

The top 3 finalist teams are invited to present and demonstrate their work in GeronCAS 2021 virtual workshop during APCCAS 2021, on November 26th. The winners will be announced during the award ceremony, with the following awards

1st: USD700 + certificate

2nd: USD500 + certificate

3rd: USD300 + certificate

Team requirements

  1. The teams should have from 2 to 5 student members, that must be full-time high school or university students (including graduate students) at least until 31 December 2021.
  2. Each team should have at least 1 senior adult member (age >60 years old) counted as one of the team members.
  3. At least 2 team members must be IEEE CASS Student Members for 2021. Please contact your country’s IEEE CASS chapter to get more detail.


Date: 27 September – 18 October 2021

Registration Link:

Judging Criteria

  1. Technical quality
  2. Creativity
  3. Completion
  4. Relevance to the Circuits and Systems technology


Deadline: 31 October 2021

Submission Link:

Inquiries, Chair GeronCAS SDC


Sept 27 – Oct 18, 2021: Registration for the competition. Registration form can be found here.

Oct 5, 2021: Launching of GeronCAS Student Design Competition

Oct 19 – Nov 2, 2021: Mentorship of min 2hrs

Oct 19 – Nov 7, 2021: Design Thinking Workshop on CASS MiLe

Nov 7, 2021: Deadline for uploading the video and report. Submission page can be found here.

Nov 22, 2020: Top 3 finalists are announced

Nov 26, 2021: Live demonstration and Award ceremony during GeronCAS 2021

Background on Older Adult Well-being

Figure 1. Multi-dimensional well-being comprising of 5 domains of life and the positive aspects of ageing in respective domains.

Well-being is being associated with quality of life, life satisfaction, and happiness. Well-being can be viewed as uni-dimensional (i.e., satisfaction in life in general) or multi-dimensional (i.e., satisfaction with various aspects, or domains of life). Figure 1 shows the multi-dimensional well-being comprising 5 domains of life and the positive aspects of aging in respective domains. Technology solutions can be geared towards monitoring, early detection of issues, prevention, treatment, and intervention in the respective domains targeting the older adults population.