October 30, 2015 – On October 14, 2015 The CEA Foundation announced the winners of its first ‘Technology That Improves Lives’ video contest. WHILL along with four other companies was selected from more than 20 entries by companies that create technology that has a positive impact on older adults and others who use assistive technology. As a winner, WHILL will receive $2,500 and a booth in Eureka Park during CES 2016.
The CEA Foundation is reaching out to the more than 47 million people age 65 or older, and more than 56 million people that report having some form of disability by supporting nonprofits that use innovative technology to enhance their lifestyles.
Chair of the CEA Foundation, Larry Richenstein, said of the winners, “There is a strong need for technology to help augment current services to enable us to all live longer, healthier and more independent lives. We are excited to recognize just a few of the companies that are innovating to meet this demand.”
To view the winning videos click here.
The CEA Foundation is a public, national foundation affiliated with the Consumer Electronics Association. It was established with the mission to link seniors and people with disabilities with technologies to enhance their lives. The Foundation is focused on strategic support of programs to impact these communities and has launched its first series of grants in 2012. It also serves to facilitate dialog between industry, consumers, government, advocacy groups and other key stakeholders around important issues. For more information on the CEA Foundation please visit CEAFoundation.org.
About WHILL, Inc.
Based in Silicon Valley, California, and with offices in Japan, we are redefining personal mobility devices. We aim to reimagine sidewalk transportation. Getting from one place to another should be comfortable, practical, smooth and even fun; and the device you use to do so should complement your personal style without overwhelming it. We strive to anticipate people’s mobility needs and aspirations with patented innovation and designs that are minimalistic, highly functional and chic. Technology is most relevant and effective when it harmonizes with the user’s lifestyle.
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