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RehabWeek Student Design Competition Powered by RESNA

The RESNA Student Design Competition is an annual competition that showcases creative and innovative assistive technology designs that help people with disabilities function more independently. In 2019, as RESNA is part of the RehabWeek, this competition is open to students from all RehabWeek conferences.Student teams represent a wide variety of disciplines including mechanical, electrical, and biomedical engineering; computer information science; architecture; and physical and occupational therapy. Entries are judged on originality, quality of design, and usefulness to persons with disabilities. RehabWeek Student Design Competition winners have frequently moved on to become leaders in the field of assistive technology.  Only undergraduate and masters level graduate students currently enrolled in a college or university are eligible to apply.  

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DEADLINE FOR STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION IS MARCH 15  

PRIZES

  • Finalist teams win a trip for two members to travel to the RESNA Annual Conference and a free one-year membership to RESNA.
  • Students showcase their designs to an international audience at the conference, gaining access to contacts and connections to start a career in assistive technology.
  • Cash prizes and more awarded to top designs.
  • All entries are posted and promoted on a competition website and through social media. 

CASH PRIZES

  • First place: $1,000
  • Second place: $700
  • Third Place: $300 

TREAT PRIZE (TECHNOLOGY MOST LIKELY TO BECOME COMMERCIALLY AVAILABLE)

  • $500 and product development consultation 

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