In partnership with Leeds Beckett University
Launching in September, this challenge will involve students from 16 schools and colleges across the Leeds City Region. Having run twice previously with a theme of Wearable Technology, this year’s theme will be assisted living.
The students involved will be given fictional profiles for individuals and be challenged to design and create a prototype for a piece of assistive technology using a coding platform of their choosing. This challenge will culminate in a science fair finale in December 2017.
How can social care charities/organisations involved?
There are plenty of opportunities for you and your colleagues to get involved:
- You can help us to create profiles that will form the basis of the brief that students will respond to. These will focus on four broad areas: learning disabilities, physical impairment, sensory impairment, the elderly.
- Help gather service user focus groups for students to meet with to gather research and provide feedback on their ideas. Service users would need to be briefed on what to experience and the types of questions students may as.
- Be involved in judging the internal heats at the schools/colleges (4 per fictional profile)
For further information or to express an interest in getting involved, contact Katherine Li on: 0113 246 7877 | Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org