gSIC Program

Global Student Innovation Challenge (gSIC)


Quick Facts

Competition Dates: Dec. 1 - 5, 2020

Competition Venue: Virtual

Entry Closing Date: October.14, 2020

gSIC2020 Entry Form docment download link


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What is the Global Student Innovation Challenge (gSIC)?

The Global Student Innovation Challenge (gSIC) is an annual event held at each International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe). It provides a platform to encourage students from all over the world to compete one another in developing creative and innovative devices or solutions to improve the quality of living of the elderly and people with disability. It showcases the talents and abilities of these students while providing an opportunity to work with clients and clinicians to develop these innovative ideas. It also facilitates cooperation and networking among the students and gives them an opportunity to listen to speakers from across the world and region.

There are 2 categories in this challenge:

Design Category

Students are expected to apply User-Centered Design process to produce a solution that ‘makes life easier’ for its users or enhance the user experience (UX) or improves the quality of professional rehabilitation practice. The solution may or may not be technology based but needs to demonstrate the design in form and/or function.

Technology Category

Students are expected to apply principles in Engineering and/or Information Technology to design and implement Assistive & Rehabilitative Technology solution to address the issues/problems faced by the needy, their caregivers and clinicians. The solution must have engineering or technological component(s).


Competition Requirements

This challenge is open to post-secondary education, undergraduates and postgraduates of any discipline. These include Universities, Polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education students. Submissions are invited from all students at all stages of their academic studies mentioned above.

There is no limit to the number of teams that may compete from any given academic institution and collaborations between institutions are allowed. Each team consists up to 5 members (students only). For the information of the registration fee per team and teachers / lecturers who accompany a team, please visit the website.

Entries submitted should not exceed two years of development. All participants must provide proof that they are students at the time of work for the challenge was conducted.

Successful teams must bring their prototypes for the presentation. Large prototypes that are not transportable will be taken into consideration during the judging. In case of this, the movie or such kind of visual material may assist your team.

(Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, gSIC competition will be held virtually. Please see the Competition Guidelines below for more details.)

Selected entries will be notified by emails and are required to register for i-CREATe 2020.


Competition Guidelines

(Please pay attention to the new guidelines of the blue mark) updates at Nov. 05

1. The teams will submit the gSIC-AT Project Entry Form by the team leader. All team leader must registration before submission

2. Expert reviewers will evaluate submissions to be selected to attend the Global Student Innovation Challenge at i-CREATe 2020 conference.

3. Selected teams will be expected to attend the conference virtually with videos presenting their design and innovation. Two videos are required for the final competition, one for oral presentation, one for prototype demonstration. The maximum length of the video for oral presentation is 8 minutes, and the maximum length of prototype demonstration video is 5 minutes.

Please record your oral presentation video using the broadcasting software such as the PowerCam/EverCam (The speaker's screen should be placed at the lower right corner of the screen). While there is no special rule for recording the prototype demonstration video. The two videos have to be stored in the format of mp4 and need to be uploaded to the website by the team leader. The website will be opened for uploading videos during Nov.22-29, and until 23:59, Nov. 29 (Taiwan time, UTC + 08:00) at the latest.

Both videos need to be uploaded to the website by the team leader (to be given) during Nov. 22 – 29, and should be uploaded by 23:59, Nov. 29 (Taiwan time, UTC + 08:00) at the latest.

4. After judges’ reviewing the videos of each team, the online Q&A session (10 minutes/team) of Technology Category will be held at 07:00-10:00, Dec. 3 by using software (Google Meet) (Taiwan time, UTC + 08:00)

5. The online Q&A session (10 minutes/team) of Design Category will be held at 07:00-10:00, Dec. 4 by using software (Google Meet) (Taiwan time, UTC + 08:00)

6. Based on the judging criteria, the judges will rank and identify overall winners of each category and make an announcement on the website by 17:00 Dec 5 (Taiwan time, UTC + 08:00).

**The student teams entering the gSIC are welcome to attend all events of iCREATe 2020.


Judging Guidelines for Design Category

• Creativity/Idea Novelty

• Impact on Society and/or Professional Practice

• Commercialization Potential

• Prototype Design in Form, Function or Implementation

• Usability/User Experience

Judging Guidelines for Technology Category

• Creativity/Idea Novelty

• Impact on Society and/or Professional Practice

• Commercialization Potential

• Prototype Design in Form, Function or Implementation

• Usability/User Experience


Awards

Gold, Silver, Bronze and Merit Award/s will be offered for both Design Category and Technology Category.
A trophy and certificates will be for all members
And the top 3 winners of each category will also be awarded prize money.

Prize Money
Gold 2,000USD
Silver 1,000USD
Bronze 500USD

*The Organizer/Event Producer reserves the right of final decision of the event.

The following awards will be offered for both design and technology categories:

Best Presentation Award

The award will be decided by the panel of judges based on the presentation part of the judging criteria.

Best Prototype Award

The award will be decided by the panel of judges based on the prototype part of the judging criteria.

Best Ergonomic Award

The award will be decided by the panel of judges based on the ergonomic part of the judging criteria.


Intellectual Property

Kindly take note that i-CREATe will not have any involvement concerning Intellectual Property (IP) protection. Like other academic conferences or competitions, it is the participating institution’s responsibility to protect their IP before disclosing their projects.


CONTACT US

For Student Innovation Challenge enquiries, please contact: Global Student Innovation Challenge Committee i-CREATe 2020
Phone: +886 (02)2736-1661 #3070
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.icreate2020.org/

2020 Global Student Innovation Challenge –
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology,
Student Q&A session Guidelines

1. The competition will use Google Meet to facilitate the competition. Each team must become familiar with its use. Please log in to the Meeting Room with a computer.

2. The team must log in to the meeting room at the designated time. Please use Team Name when logging in.

3. All team members are required to be in view of the web camera during the entirety of the Q&A session. Ten minutes before the official Q&A, all team members must enter the stand by room to have their team identity and roster verified by the gSIC Administrative Office. If there are any inconsistency with the identity of the team roster, the team will be disqualified. If the entire team cannot be in view together, please inform the Judging Panel of the reason in advance.

※The picture above is a diagram of the Q&A session video. The all team members must be clearly visible.

4. In the Standby Room, the team will undergo the following process:

• Verification of the Team Roster. The Team Leader and all team members must be present.

• The competition guidelines will be explained once again: The Q&A session will last 10 minutes, and a bell will ring at 9 minutes, and the team will be forced to withdraw from the meeting at the end of the 10-minute session.

5. During the Q&A session, if answers require further clarification through a presentation, please use the share screen function in Google Meet to explain. Please inform the Judge prior to using the share screen function.

6. The team must not disable the web camera while the Q&A session is in progress.

7. Team Q&A session follows list style questions and answers format, where all questions shall be asked by the Moderating Judge prior to the Team’s full answer. If time remaieans at end of the team's full answer, more questions and answers may follow.

8. If the team fails to enter the Competition Meeting Room at the specified time, absolute time calculations will remain in effect. For example: team A is scheduled to enter the field at 10 o'clock and end at 10:10, but enters the field at 10:02, the session end time will remain at 10:10.

9. Please mute the microphone when the Moderating Judge presents the Q&A questions. Please unmute only after the Moderating Judge finishes, and when answering questions.

10. The team web cameras must be active throughout the entirety of the competition.

December 03 Technology Category Q&A session Agenda
Time
(GMT+8)
Content
06:50-07:00 Team 1 JBAwesome stand by(Q&A Session process description)
07:00-07:10 Team 1 JBAwesome Q&A Session
Team 2 SmartGlove stand by (Q&A Session process description)
07:10-07:20 Team 2 SmartGlove Q&A Session
Team 3 MemoryLane stand by (Q&A Session process description)
07:20-07:30 Team 3 MemoryLane Q&A Session
Team 4 SmartSole stand by (Q&A Session process description)
07:30-07:40 Team 4 SmartSole Q&A Session
Team 5 Give me your hand stand by (Q&A Session process description)
07:40-07:50 Team 5 Give me your hand Q&A Session
07:50-08:00 Break
Team 6 Free Walk stand by (Q&A Session process description)
08:00-08:10 Team 6 Free Walk Q&A Session
Team 7 wheelchair-savvy stand by (Q&A Session process description)
08:10-08:20 Team 7 wheelchair-savvy Q&A Session
Team 8 Bedside Defender stand by (Q&A Session process description)
08:20-08:30 Team 8 Bedside Defender Q&A Session
Team 9 VR-Make it come True stand by (Q&A Session process description)
08:30-08:40 Team 9 VR-Make it come True Q&A Session
The End of Q&A session
December 04 Design Category Q&A Session Agenda
Time
(GMT+8)
Content
06:50-07:00 Team 1 OpenExhand stand by (Q&A Session process description)
07:00-07:10 Team 1 OpenExhand Q&A Session
Team 2 Bedman stand by (Q&A Session process description)
07:10-07:20 Team 2 Bedman Q&A Session
Team 3 Eager-to-Hang stand by (Q&A Session process description)
07:20-07:30 Team 3 Eager-to-Hang Q&A Session
Team 4 Slide 2 Dry stand by (Q&A Session process description)
07:30-07:40 Team 4 Slide 2 Dry Q&A Session
Team 5 Sock Up stand by (Q&A Session process description)
07:40-07:50 Team 5 Sock Up Q&A Session
07:50-08:00 Break
Team 6 BraVo stand by (Q&A Session process description)
08:00-08:10 Team 6 BraVo Q&A Session
Team 7 Design and Fabrication of Below Knee Stump Bandage Instrument Using Pressure Control System stand by(Q&A Session process description)
08:10-08:20 Team 7 Design and Fabrication of Below Knee Stump Bandage Instrument Using Pressure Control System Q&A Session
Team 8 BALASIT stand by (Q&A Session process description)
08:20-08:30 Team 8 BALASIT Q&A Session
Team 9 A continuous passive and active motion device for arm rehabilitation stand by (Q&A Session process description)
08:30-08:40 Team 9 A continuous passive and active motion device for arm rehabilitation Q&A Session
Team 10 Smart Sign Language stand by (Q&A Session process description)
08:40-08:50 Team 10 Smart Sign Language Q&A Session
08:50-09:00 Break
Team 11 Wheely stand by (Q&A Session process description)
09:00-09:10 Team 11 Wheely Q&A Session
Team 12 Steady Fork and Spoon stand by (Q&A Session process description)
09:10-09:20 Team 12 Steady Fork and Spoon Q&A Session
Team 13 Sockcess stand by (Q&A Session process description)
09:20-09:30 Team 13 Sockcess Q&A Session
Team 14 Singapore Institute of Technology - MDE 2020 stand by (Q&A Session process description)
09:30-09:40 Team 14 Singapore Institute of Technology - MDE 2020 Q&A Session
09:40-09:50 Break
Team 15 All in one hand stand by (Q&A Session process description)
09:50-10:00 Team 15 All in one hand Q&A Session
Team 16 Rain Accordion stand by (Q&A Session process description)
10:00-10:10 Team 16 Rain Accordion Q&A Session
Team 17 Be with you stand by (Q&A Session process description)
10:10-10:20 Team 17 Be with you Q&A Session
Team 18 Dream Explorers stand by (Q&A Session process description)
10:20-10:30 Team 18 Dream Explorers Q&A Session
Team 19 YMBME stand by (Q&A Session process description)
10:30-10:40 Team 19 YMBME Q&A Session
Team 20 Power wheelchair for disabled children (Q&A Session process description)
10:40-10:50 Team 20 Power wheelchair for disabled children Q&A Session
Team 21 EASYLIFT stand by (Q&A Session process description)
10:50-11:00 Team 21 EASYLIFT Q&A Session
The End of Q&A session