Tech challenge winners announced

Friday, July 31, 2015

NEW YORK – The Kinesic Mouse, a software solution that allows users to operate their PCs hands-free using a 3D camera to detect facial expressions and head rotations, was awarded the $25,000 grand prize in the Connect Ability Challenge, sponsored by RESNA, AT&T, and New York University’s ABILITY lab. The People’s Choice award went to the Laugh Out Loud Aid, which sends social and living skills reminders, such as saying "please" and "thank you,” to users. More than 60 software, wearable and other technology solutions were submitted during the three-month challenge, which was designed to spur innovation for people with physical, social, emotional and cognitive disabilities.