CES 2017 Eureka Park Accessibility Contest Winners Announced

Posted: Dec 3 2016, 3:42pm CST | by , in News | CES

 

CES 2017 Eureka Park Accessibility Contest Winners Announced
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The CTA Foundation revealed ActiveProtective, Aira, Bansen Labs, BLITAB and KinTrans are the winners.

The CTA Foundation just announced the winners of its second CES Eureka Park Accessibility contest for 2017. The national foundation is an initiative with a mission to connect senior and disable people with technologies which improve or enhance their lives.

According to the CTA they are proud to announce the winners. The winning list includes names such as ActiveProtective, Aira, Bansen Labs, BLITAB and KinTrans.

The winners have been announced from over 300 entries featuring startups from around the world. The entries were collected in partnership with the Extreme Tech Challenge.

According to the CTA each winner of the competition will get to set up a booth in the Eureka Park during CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The winners will also receive a cash prize of $2,500 each.

According to Stephen Ewell who is the executive director of the CTA Foundation, they are looking forward to witnessing new technologies at the upcoming event.

The technologies will provide tools for senior and disable people along with their caregivers to enable a healthier and more independent life. Ewell also stated accessibility in tech is actually changing lives for the better and at CES 2017 it will be front and center.

Let us take a look at the winners and their products. ActiveProtective was chosen due to its wearable belt which deploys an airbag if a person falls, thereby preventing hip fractures in seniors.

Similarly Aira came up with a platform which connects people who are blind or have low vision to certified virtual agents so they can have assisted navigation during everyday life.

Bansen Labs on the other hand came up with the first universal adapter capable of connecting individual’s assistive devices to their preferred technologies. Likewise BLITAB came up with the world’s first tactile braille tablet, while KinTran created sign language translation software.

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