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[CALL] the IEEE WHC15 Student Innovation Challenge

IEEE WHC ’15 Student Innovation Challenge

About the Challenge

The student innovation challenge focuses on making the world a better place through haptics. This year, participants will build mobile applications using the TPad Phone. The TPad Phone is an Android smartphone with a variable-friction haptic display. Students will write an Android application that uses the haptic display to solve some real-world problem. Teams will compete for $3,000 in cash prizes and each member of a winning team will receive a brand new Microsoft Surface Pro 3, up to 12 total.

Important Dates

Mar 14- Applications Open

Apr 14- Applications Due (all deadlines 11:59 pm PST)

Apr 17- Teams Notified

Apr 19- Phones Sent, Deadline for Conference Registration

June 19- Apps and Videos Due

June 22- Conference Begins

How to Participate

To participate, your team must submit a one page application describing your concept and team qualifications. Ten teams will be chosen, and will be sent a TPad Phone. You will have several weeks to write and test your applications before presenting your work at the World Haptics Conference in Evanston, IL, USA to conference attendees and a jury. At least one presenter will be expected to attend the full conference, and will be responsible for applicable registration fees.