Winning Projects Announced in Fall 2018 Convergence Innovation Competition

Winning Projects Announced in Fall 2018 Convergence Innovation Competition

Alyson Powell Key
November 26, 2018
Seventeen student teams gathered at the Institute for People and Technology in Atlanta and Georgia Tech-Lorraine on November 14th for the finale of the Fall 2018 Convergence Innovation Competition (CIC). The competition encourages Georgia Tech students at all levels and disciplines to create innovative, viable products and compelling experiences.

IPaT and the Research Network Operations Center (RNOC) sponsor the CIC each year in November and April; industry, campus, and community partners help to shape the competition’s categories. This semester, we introduced two new categories – Climate Solutions and Active Aging – and resumed a third: Players and Fans.

Here are the winning teams in each category, plus the People’s Choice award:

  • Climate Solutions – Citatem allows travelers to discover and book carbon-friendly destinations and routes based on group preferences mined from photo album metadata.
  • Players and Fans – SCATTER is a mobile SCAT-5 concussion assessment tool that enables sports trainers to test and monitor an athlete’s performance.
  • Active Aging – Stumble is an Android mobile and wearable app for elderly adults that can detect falls and send an alert to their emergency contacts.
  • People’s Choice – Hingama helps people embrace positivity in their lives through self-analysis, peer support, and encouragement to reach out for help.

See photos from the competition on IPaT’s Facebook page.

The CIC is now in its 12th year overall and fifth year at Georgia Tech-Lorraine. Faculty in any college interested in incorporating the CIC into their courses for the spring semester should contact RNOC Co-Directors Matt Sanders or Russ Clark, while companies interested in leveraging the benefits of CIC sponsorship should contact IPaT Partnerships Manager Siva Jayaraman.

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