LaunchPad

INAUGURAL REHAB TECH INNOVATION COMPETITION

Don't miss the Shark Tank-like competition: WED 25 OCT // 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM


6 Contestants:

  • A Multimodal Tongue Drive System  Maysam Ghovanloo, PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Spinal Reflex Conditioning  Amir Eftekhar, PhD, National Centerfor Adaptive Neurotechnology
  • Intelligent game-based rehabilitation  Lynne Gauthier, PhD, Ohio State University
  • NeuroLife Stroke Rehabilitation Platform  Gaurav Sharma, PhD, Battelle Memorial Institute
  • Patient Portal to Facilitate Independence in Transitions to Home Communities  Christine Willis, Shepherd Center; Julie Gassaway, Shepherd Center, Andrea Elmquist, Craig Hospital
  • Physical Therapy is More Effective With Realtime Feedback Using the Wireless Wearable Flexdot Sensor System  Maria Schneider

LAUNCHPAD, a rehabilitation technology innovation competition developed by the ACRM Technology Networking Group.

The inaugural competition will be held on 25 OCT 2017 at the ACRM Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia — the largest interdisciplinary rehabilitation research conference in the world.

ACRM LaunchPad : a Rehabilitation Technology Innovation Competition

Contestants will pitch an original rehabilitation technology business or solution to a panel of rehab industry experts and an audience of clinicians, researchers, engineers, and decision-makers to receive feedback and win prizes.


LaunchPad > Discover at ACRM Conference 2017 Atlanta


WHAT IS IT?

The ACRM Technology Networking Group is pleased to announce, LaunchPad — an exciting opportunity to pitch your company or idea to a panel of rehab industry professionals and decision-makers.


AWARDS & PRIZES

First place: "Best Overall"

  • The recipient will receive an 8 x 10 inline exhibit booth space at the ACRM 2018 Annual Conference EXPO in Dallas, including 2 exhibitor registrations ($2,499 value)
  • The recipient will be interviewed by Dr. Ford Vox, Digital Media Editor, for an upcoming episode of the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation podcast, RehabCast.

Secondary awards: "Most Innovative" and "Most Impactful"

*All three winners will be featured in a shared booth space (8’ x 10’ booth) at the ACRM 2017 Annual Conference EXPO in Atlanta.


THE PANEL

Contestants will present to a panel of rehabilitation industry experts, including David Rhew, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Healthcare and Fitness at Samsung Electronics America, who will share their feedback and select the winning contestants.


THE AUDIENCE

The conference is attended by thousands of researchers, physicians and clinicians, engineers, and business and community leaders who value cutting-edge rehabilitation research and technology. Last year, 89% of all attendees identified themselves as purchasing decision-makers & influencers for their departments!


WHO SHOULD APPLY?

  • Early-stage health technology companies (Limited to companies that have less than $500k in funding and have been in business less than 4 years, or if in business longer than 4 years, have less than $200k in revenue
  • Rehabilitation research labs/ researchers working on technology-based solutions

HOW TO APPLY

Applications due 25 July 2017

  1. Review the Executive Summary Template >>
  2. Submit your Executive Summary (max. 500 words) to apply to compete!

Contestants will be selected by 7 August 2017.


Questions or referrals?

Email Tracey Wallace



ACRM Annual ConferenceProgress in Rehabilitation Research (PIRR#2017)
CORE: 25 - 28 OCT 2018 // HILTON ATLANTA, USA // PRE-CONFERENCE 23 - 25 OCT


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