Accessible Mobility:
Towards a Zero-Barrier Mobility

Register to participate in the Accessible Mobility Pitch-Off Competition!

Pitch your user-centric solutions for accessible mobility!

AVIN and General Motors Canada (GM) are inviting post-secondary students currently enrolled at an Ontario institution to participate in Accessible Mobility: Towards a Zero-Barrier Mobility Pitch-Off Competition. This challenge provides an opportunity for teams of one to three students to pitch their solutions to achieve accessible mobility for people with disabilities and the elderly. Multi-disciplinary teams are welcome!

Students interested in participating must register by November 1, 2021.  

The challenge statement along with the scoring criteria will be shared with registered students starting on October 15, 2021. The deadline to submit proposed solution(s) is November 15, 2021. Short listed students will be contacted via email to present their solutions at a live virtual event to a panel of judges on November 23, 2021. Details of the live event will be shared closer to the event date.

Important dates

  •  November 1: Deadline to register 
  •  November 15: Deadline for proposals
  •  November 23: Short-listed teams will present at a live pitch-off event

Challenge Objective

The objective of this competition is twofold: (1) to raise public awareness of the mobility barriers that face physically challenged individuals and the elderly in their daily life and (2) to motivate students and researchers to identify and work on innovative user-centric solutions, which can empower these people and handle their mobility barriers.

To cover different types of disabilities and aging barriers, the challenge has the following four tracks with each targeting different user segments, but rooted in a common question: “How might we use user-centric technologies to achieve accessible mobility?” 

Track 1: How might we help elderly and people with mobility impairment? 

Track 2: How might we help visually-impaired individuals? 

Track 3: How might we help hearing-impaired individuals?

Track 4: How might we help cognitively-impaired and people with intellectual disablity?

Resources

Questions about the Challenge?

Reach out to Ghazal Momen at gmomen@oc-innovation.ca