Congratulations to our Finalists!

After careful review by the judging panel, we are excited to announce the following 5 teams as the finalists to the Aging Innovation Challenge!

Each of these teams have won $5,000 and will progress onto the third - and final - round of the challenge. Here, they will have the opportunity to give a live demonstration of their prototype to a panel of industry experts for the chance to take home the Grand Prize - an additional $25,000! The demonstration will be held at SUNY Global Center in NYC on the afternoon of November 29th.

The finalist teams (in no particular order):

  • StairPro: promoting independence at every step!
    • StairPro provides older adults safe access to stairs without additional assistance and helps reduce the risk of accidental falls.
  • GripM8: The Most Versatile Assistive Eating Device
    • GripM8 is a hand-held device with multiple slots where silverware can be inserted to assist with grip while eating.
  • mRehab: In-Home Upper limb Rehabilitation Tool
    • A user-centric in-home upper limb rehabilitation tool for life-span eating self-management using 3D printing augmented smartphones.
  • PediCure
    • PediCure is a toenail trimmer for the elderly, that provides comfort, confidence, and self-sufficiency in the grooming experience.
  • Pneu Strength
    • An inflatable cushion that assists in standing up and sitting down.

Regardless of whether you were selected as a finalist, we invite everyone to register to attend the live demonstrations by using the following link:

Save Your Seat at the Live Demonstrations

We greatly appreciate the contributions of all teams. The evaluation panel was blown away by the quality and quantity of submissions received. If you submitted to Phase 2 and are not a finalist, we will be reaching out to you directly over the coming weeks and we hope to have the opportunity to meet you at the live demonstrations.

NYSDOH and HeroX