Challenge 2: Assistive Tech

A contest log for Supplyframe DesignLab: 2023 Hackaday Prize

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LutetiumLutetium 03/21/2023 at 06:2721 Comments

Entry Period 7:01 a.m. P.D.T on April 25, 2023 - 7:00 a.m. P.D.T on May 30, 2023

Finalists Announced  on or around 6/12

Building things for people who need them the most is the noblest pursuit.  The Assistive Tech challenge calls for projects that help people with disabilities to learn, work, move around, and simply live their lives to the fullest.  So get out there, identify a real assistive need, and take a swing at solving it.  Small hacks or large projects, we want to see how you can make peoples' lives better.


Stephen Craver wrote 3 days ago point

Not a big thing and I'm unsure why, but my entry's views went from 975 to 440 overnight!! 

What's up?

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wanyanzhou wrote 05/26/2023 at 13:08 point

Hello, our team is made up of five people, is only one person to submit the project or everyone submit it?

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Dusan Petrovic wrote 05/26/2023 at 14:34 point

Hi @wanyanzhou - You can add your team as contributors (under the project image or on the edit project page) and submit it to the Prize. Let me know if you have any questions.

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Mike wrote 05/25/2023 at 00:53 point

I am disabled, where do I go to see inventions or ideas?

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Dusan Petrovic wrote 05/25/2023 at 13:47 point

Hi @Mike - Here is the list of all submissions:

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Rune wrote 7 days ago point

Good question that I do ask as well. Where do you normally go besides this site @Mike ?

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Mike wrote 5 days ago point

regarding disability? Im fairly newly disabled, about 2 years so havent built up a list of websites yet

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CriptasticHacker wrote 5 days ago point

Hi Mike - Im disabled as well, trying to invent cool things for our community :)  I think the link above is all project submissions for all categories, so there's a little sifting to find which ones are for disability tech.  I also have a project you can check out here:)

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Rune wrote 4 days ago point

Dear @Mike , @CriptasticHacker  and others. How can we solve that problem of finding what you need? What about aggregating adequate solutions? Would you be interested in setting up a dedicated project?

Please send me a PM if your interested and check out

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Ildar Rakhmatulin wrote 05/22/2023 at 08:21 point

I created project  but how I can apply with this project for

Challenge 2: Assistive Tech ?

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Dusan Petrovic wrote 05/25/2023 at 13:45 point

Hi @Ildaron - Your project has been submitted to Re-engineering Education, Assistive Tech, and Op Amp Challenge. Good luck competing for the Prize!

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Mark B Jones wrote 05/17/2023 at 11:11 point

I've built a Sat Nav and Telemetry Console for Scuba Diving, Snorkelling and Kayaking which in the next two weeks, hopefully before the Assistive Tech category end date, will have audio/haptic guidance/directions added so that partially sighted / blind people can enjoy water-borne activities. They would still have a companion with them, but importantly they would not need to be physically guided, for example by someone holding their hand. I hope I can empower people challenged with physical disabilities with the wonderful sensation of being weightless underwater in a safe and controlled environment, for example in swimming pool or at a dive training lake - even in calm seas!

See my project pages here:

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CriptasticHacker wrote 05/10/2023 at 21:13 point

Excited for this contest!  As a disabled engineer, I know it's rare for us to be able to design our own assistive devices.  It's really different (and rewarding) designing around my own access needs!  I hope it can encourage others to invent and explore with our input.  Here's the project :)

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Dusan Petrovic wrote 05/12/2023 at 12:03 point

@CriptasticHacker - Nice project. Please submit it to the Assistive Tech Challenge. Good luck on the Prize!

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CriptasticHacker wrote 05/17/2023 at 04:05 point

Thanks, trying to but it wont let me add my team member on the left side panel with the "invite"  Do you put the user name, @name, url, or...?  None of those seem to work...

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Dusan Petrovic wrote 05/17/2023 at 12:44 point

@CriptasticHacker - Thank you for reporting, we are looking into it! Try on the edit project page in the "Team" section. Let me know if that works for you in a private message.

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CriptasticHacker wrote 05/18/2023 at 07:43 point

neither work...sending you PM

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Stephen Craver wrote 05/04/2023 at 18:50 point

This is so inspiring. As a challenged person (MS, with ambulatory issues), it warms my heart knowing people care and are willing to help.

God bless you Hackaday, and anyone willing to enter this contest. Who knows? Your idea just may change someone’s life.

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Tim wrote 05/04/2023 at 11:10 point

Where can I find the entry rules

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Dusan Petrovic wrote 05/04/2023 at 13:01 point

Hi @Tim - You can find Official Rules and FAQ in the contest details section:

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Divyansh Goyal wrote 04/13/2023 at 17:49 point

cool stuff

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