This health tech design challenge asks students to design an innovative product that can be worn to help prevent or manage fall-related injuries in our elderly population. Through research, students identify the root issues associated with falls for the individual, family and broader community, and then design a wearable solution that incorporates technology to safeguard those most precious to us, our elders. Students will prototype different aspects of their product using a range of emerging technologies, including microcontrollers, coding, 3D modelling and wearable electronics.
- Explain the physical, emotional and economic impacts of falls in the elderly community (65+ years)
- Collaborate effectively to create solutions to identified problems
- Consider a range of tools, technologies and specialist equipment
Two Day Program Schedule
Technology Skill Ups Available
Microcontrollers are widely used to power small form factor devices. This skill up will introduce students to microcontrollers and how to program them to suit their functional requirements.
Computer Aided Design
3D Modelling using industry current software to design virtual prototypes prior to physical production using 3D Printers or Computer Numeric Control machines
From automatic doors to step counters, sensor technology is widely used across society. The sensor technology skill up will provide the skills required to create fixed or wearable sensor devices to meet the determined design requirements.
Mobile App Development
Introduction to mobile app design fundamentals including planning for an app, creating layouts, considering the user experience and prototyping functionality