Israel in Youth for the Elderly prize

Seven start-ups from six countries competing for innovation awar

(ANSA) - Milan, October 27 - Start-ups from Italy, Israel, the United States, Romania, Montenegro and Macedonia were competing for the Youth for the Elderly Prize for innovative projects targeting elderly people to be awarded at the Israel pavilion at Expo on Tuesday. The projects to come before the jury included Optimizing Memory Management, a system for optimising memory function, presented by a team from the United States; the robotic hand Hand Hand created by a team from Italy; ChairWaze, an innovative wheelchair system; the new social network Hand N Hand, by two teams from Israel; communications aid SeniorApp designed by a team from Romania; Elder Watch, a technological watch for use in emergency situations created by a team from Macedonia; and the friendly robot Dan by a team from Montenegro. The winner of the prize launched by the Israel pavilion in partnership with Ernst&Young and Hype (Youth Startup Foundation) will be announced at 5pm local time.


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