University teams will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge during the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA, August 17-23, 2014.
VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge Showcase of Teams
University of Technology, Sydney – Sydney, Australia
Business concept and description:
There is a critical need to develop widely available diagnostic and monitoring technologies for the treatment of individuals with degenerative disorders of the nervous system, such as Parkinson’s disease.
WalkScan™ is developing a cost-effective “first point of care” mobility analysis technology. WalkScan™ assists a family’s medical practitioner to make accurate diagnoses of progressively degenerative diseases, particularly in their early stages. An earlier referral to a specialist has a positive impact on a patient’s overall quality of life, and can reduce future injuries associated with mobility disorders.
The WalkScan™ analysis technology also has other associated medical applications in trauma rehabilitation, as well as non-associated commercial applications in security scanning and retail environment mapping.
Pictured left to right: Sadra Boutorabi, Christopher Michaelides, Armin Adeli.
Watch the video to learn more about WalkScan™.
Team WalkScan™ will be competing in the 2014 VT KnowledgeWorks Global Student Business Concept Challenge for the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Challenge Trophy and the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Washington Lecture Hall in the Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke, Virginia, on Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM. All are invited and those who would like to attend can register here.
The Fifth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 17 – 23, 2014.
The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week offers university students and faculty from all over the world a chance to collaborate, form partnerships, build their global networks, and congregate in Blacksburg and Roanoke, Virginia, USA. The Global Partnership is an ongoing cooperative association of regions building permanent social, academic, and commercial relationships with each other, for mutual long-term advantage. Members of the partnership gather annually during a week-long Global Partnership event hosted by VT KnowledgeWorks, Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Virginia Tech, and citizens and businesses of the Roanoke-Blacksburg region.
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- Here’s a first look at the schedule of events for the 2014 Global Partnership Week!
- Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 21, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM, to get a seat at the Global Student Challenge Presentations. Attendance is free on a first-come, first-served availability. Details here.
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- View the Global Partnership category on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks
- View the Global Student Business Concept Challenge category on Inside VT KnowledgeWorks
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