2019 Universal Design Grand Challenge Student Awards

2019 Universal Design Grand Challenge Student Awards

On Thursday 23rd May 2019, students from third-level colleges across Ireland presented their design projects at the sixth annual Universal Design Grand Challenge Awards ceremony in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin. The awards are an initiative of the Centre for Excellence in Universal Design at the National Disability Authority,supported by Enterprise Ireland.

UDGC 2019 Winners!

'UrTake' wins the UDGC 2019 Peoples' Choice Award

The Peoples' Choice award, which was voted on by audience members, went to Cónall Lane, Laura Lardner, Aaron McLoughlin Sutherland, Aisling Kearney from Trinity College Dublin, for their design UrTake Which is a urine collecting device that ensures a mid-flow, clean-catch sample is obtained for testing. A mid-stream, clean-catch sample is required by medical guidelines for accurate use as a test sample. This means the first flow of urine must be discarded into the toilet and then the midstream is collected using a collection device. Finally, the user finishes urinating as normal.

 UDGC2019 Peoples Choice Award Winner UrTake

 UDGC 2019 Peoples Choice Award UrTake

'Universal Design for Aging Population – Residential Apartment Housing’ wins the UDGC 2019 Judges' Choice Award for Built Environment

The Judges' Choice Award for Built Environment went to Gerry Triyadi, Griffith College Dublin, for his design “Universal Design for Aging Population – Residential Apartment Housing”. The proposed design aims to suit everyone. The following list are the design consideration and solution in this project:

  1. All furniture is chosen because it is ergonomic and appropriate for both residential and commercial spaces, the Community Area and Public Café
  2. Providing environments that can be sued understood and accessible for everyone, consideration was given to age, ability, size, buggies, wheelchair users, and the additional design consideration that had been applied in this project is by making the space Dementia-friendly.

 UDGC2019 Built Environment Winner UD for Aging Population

UDGC 2019 Built Environment Winner

Pictured above: Laura Magahy, Executive Director, Sláintecare and Gerry Triyadi, Griffith College Dublin, winner of The Judges' Choice Award for Built Environment.

 

UrTake wins the UDGC 2019 Judges' Choice Award for Products and Services.

The Judges' Choice Award for Products and Services went to Cónall Lane, Laura Lardner, Aaron McLoughlin Sutherland, Aisling Kearney from Trinity College Dublin, for their design UrTake which is a urine collecting device that ensures a mid-flow, clean-catch sample is obtained for testing. A mid-stream, clean-catch sample is required by medical guidelines for accurate use as a test sample. This means the first flow of urine must be discarded into the toilet and then the midstream is collected using a collection device. Finally, the user finishes urinating as normal.

UDGC2019 Products and Services Winner UrTake

UDGC 2019

Pictured Above with UrTake Team members Aaron McLoughlin Sutherland, Ashling Kearney Cónall Lane,and Laura Lardner is Tim McArthur Service Design, Network Ireland.

'Galenband' wins the UDGC 2019 Judges' Choice Award for Technology

The Judges' Choice Award for Technology went to Oisín McGrath, NUI Galway for  "Galenband" which is a wrist-worn medical device targeting the burden of undiagnosed intermittent atrial fibrillation (AF), a dangerous heart rhythm abnormality affecting over 20 million individuals worldwide. Sufferers frequently struggle to obtain a diagnosis due to current heart monitors lacking the ability to record heart activity for sufficient durations to reliably capture the infrequent symptoms. This places sufferers at a significant risk of stroke and heart failure. The Galenband system intends to dramatically improve diagnosis rates by utilising a novel pulse sensor and advanced processing software to monitor individuals continuously and unobtrusively for up to 90 days.  

 UDGC2019 Technology Winner Galenband

 UDGC 2019

Pictured above are: Damien Owens, Registrar, Engineers Ireland and winner of the Judges Choice Awards for Technology Oisín McGrath.

'StrydeTech' wins the UDGC 2019 Enterprise Ireland Universal Design Commercialisation Award

The Enterprise Ireland Universal Design Commercialisation Award went to Muireann Hickey, Kevin Hayes, Cian O'Leary, Jonathan Mullane,

Cork Institute of Technology, for their design 'Strydetech' which is an innovative and life changing mobility enablement device providing independence and confidence to those who cannot get from the sitting to standing position on their own.

UDGC2019 EI Commercialisation Award Winner StrydeTech

UDGC 2019 Enterprise Ireland Winner - St

Pictured above:  Grainne Ryan, Senior Commercialisation Specialist at Enterprise Ireland with members of the Strydetech team, winners of the UDGC 2019 Enterprise Ireland Universal Design Commercialisation Award.

 

Runners Up on the Night were:

Runners Up for the Judges' Choice Award for Built Environment

 

  • Design Name: SafeSpace
    • Student Name: Megan Brien
    • College and Course Name: TU Dublin

 UDGC 2019 Runner Up SafeSpace

  • Design Name: Birgitte Albrigtsen
    • Student Name: Birgitte Albrigtsen
    • College and Course Name: Griffith College Dublin

 UDGC 2019 Runner Up Bir

  

 Runners Up for the Judges' Choice Award for Products and Services

  • Design Name: Personal Patient Pack
    • Student Name: Maire Kane and Hannah Grogan
    • College and Course Name: The National College of Art and Design, Dublin 

 UDGC 2019 Runner Up Personal Patient Pack

 

Runners Up for the Judges' Choice Award for Technology

 

  • Design Name: Kori
    • Student Name: Erin Lynch and Amy Sexton
    • College and Course Name: The National College of Art and Design, Dublin 

 UDGC 2019 Runner Up Kori

  • Design Name: STEAR
    • Student Name: Niall Halloran, Arnoldas Sasnauskas, Connall Kelly, Daniel Deery and Peter McKeown.
    • College and Course Name: The National College of Art and Design, Dublin 

UDGC 2019 Runner Up STEAR