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.
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
- 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.
- Each team should have at least 1 senior adult member (age >60 years old) counted as one of the team members.
- 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: https://bit.ly/GeronCAS_SDC_reg
- Technical quality
- Relevance to the Circuits and Systems technology
Deadline: 31 October 2021
Submission Link: https://bit.ly/GeronCAS_SDC_sub
firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.