Motorica HumanX Prize

STUDENT COMPETITION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL TECHNOLOGIES IN THE FIELD OF UPPER LIMB PROSTHETIC AND REHABILITATION

CONTEST TIME FRAME
PRIZE FUND
APRIL-JUNE, 2018
$8000
21th april
31st may
WIN $8000
ABOUT THE CONTEST
Modern prostheses no longer just replace the lost function of a hand, but in many ways surpass it.

The Motorica company challenges the outdated ideas about prosthetics and rehabilitation. We are looking for talented engineers who are not afraid to take a fresh look at what a modern prosthesis should be.
Motorica HumanX Prize is a student competition for the development of experimental technologies in the field of upper limb prosthetic and rehabilitation.

If you happen to have an idea for a new prosthetis (or its components) design, if you have come up with new ways of recognizing gestures through a myogram or even a a fundamentally new way of controlling, you can WIN UP TO $8000 to implement your idea in cyborg creation!
APPLICATION START DAY
April 20, 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 31, 2018
Applications of results after 11:59:59 PM on May 31 are not accepted. However... If your idea turns out to be ingenious, we, of course, will make an exception. ;)
Fill out a form in which you should accurately describe your project or idea and its value. Then send an e-mail to humanx@motorica.org with auxiliary materials for the project (sketches, presentations, algorithms, etc.).

The deeper you elaborate your project, the more likely you are to win!
CONTEST CALENDAR
Important dates that you can not miss!
Only 10 projects will reach the final stage of the contest. Try to fully elaborate your idea and show that you can bring its implementation!
SHORTLISTING THE FINALISTS
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT
There are three prizes. The winners will receive a cash reward, as well as production and expert support from Motorica and our partners. Everything in order for you to implement your ideas!
June 10, 2018
June 15, 2018
We believe in the next round of technological evolution of human, so we are looking for like-minded people in our friendly team!
CONTEST RULES
Regulations and conductment rules
Technological fields
1. Design and drive technology
2. Electronic modules, myo- and neurointerfaces
3. Software: gesture recognition, neural networks, alternative ways of prosthesis control
4. Arm sensory, sensitization
5. New materials and batteries
6. IoT and telemedicine in prosthetics and rehabilitation
7. VR, AR, MR and any other types of realities in rehabilitation
8. Invasive technologies


Is there anything to offer from other fields? Apply now!
Evaluation of Applications
The goal of the contest is to find and introduce new unexpected solutions and technologies that no one ever thought of using in prostheses and subsequent rehabilitation.

We consider any applications, from an idea stage to a working prototype. Key evaluation criteria are:
1. Usefulness of the solution for the user.
2. Level of technical elaboration (idea / prototype).
3. Possibility of serial production in 1 year term.
4. The desire of the author (team) to continue the implementation of the project, with our support.
Prize Fund
1. $8.000 (one-time prize + nominal scholarship).
2. Production and expert support of the company.
3. Employment in our team to implement the project for the summer of 2018 and beyond (if possible, the winners).
Participants
1. High school students.
2. Students and graduate students of technical and medical universities.
3. Students of prosthetic colleges.
4. Teams consisting of the above categories from the Russian Federation and the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Winners
10 projects will come to the finals, but there will be only three winners! However, every worthy idea and project will be supported and implemented.
Did not have time to apply?
The second stage of the Contest will be held in the fall of 2018 as part of the Umnik-NTI program in collaboration with the Innovation Support Fund.

The contest will be held on an annual basis. We will wait for you at the next stages!
Motorica researches and develops technologies at the intersection of medicine and robotics. At the moment the company produces four types of prostheses for children and adults with amputated upper limbs. In our team there are already more than 40 people: engineers, medical specialists, account managers, marketers, and we are constantly expanding!
Our team produces modern individual prosthetic arms and forearms for children and adults.
THE CONTEST ORGANIZER IS MOTORICA COMPANY
We taught prostheses to communicate with the user, go online, perform voice commands, pay for purchases. In 2018, we launched the development of a rehabilitation platform based on virtual reality and a platform for collecting telemetry. And this is only the beginning!

The sphere of our interests extends far beyond the limits of prosthetic hands. We create cyborgs, bringing the next technological turn of the evolution of Man closer.
Мы верим, что при помощи современных протезов наши пользователи могут не только вернуть основные возможности кисти брать, держать, взаимодействовать с небольшими предметами и вести привычную жизнь - но и в чем-то превзойти возможности здоровой руки.
Каждый человек индивидуален, как и наши протезы.
With the help of modern prostheses, our users can not only retrieve the basic capabilities of an arm to take, hold, interact with small objects and live a regular life, but also outperform the capabilities of a healthy hand.
Every person is different, just as our prostheses.
OUR PARTNERS
The contest is supported by:
Still have questions? Write us!
© 2018 Motorica Company. Cover photo by Victoria Dal