Each year, up to six startups compete for the Kaylie Prize as part of the Zahn Innovation Center’s Venture Competitions. This year, the category celebrated connected devices and the “Internet of Things.” Students competing for the Kaylie Prize were challenged to create hardware that coexists with software, or to develop smart technology for existing hardware. Congratulations to Applied Motions, the Grand Prize Winner, and Second Place Winner UpWalk!
Applied Motions – Wearables that combine biofeedback and gamification to increase strength and agility while rehabilitating and preventing injury.
Upwalk – A smart walker that encourages better posture, helping seniors avoid pain and discomfort.
2016 semi-finalists included:
Migo – A smart closet that cleans, de-wrinkles, and stores your clothes.
The Notifier – A sleek, noninvasive security device that sends alerts to your phone in real time.
PluginBlocks – Educational electronics kits to help high school and college students develop STEM knowledge.
On Pointe – A wearable device to prevent injuries and provide guidance for dancers.