There were over 70 submissions to the RESNA Student Design Competition, and over 40 colleges and universities participated. First prize was awarded to tÜthbrush (University of Central Florida). As described by the students, tÜthbrush “has been created to eliminate the wrist and arm movement necessary with a standard toothbrush in order to provide a better way to maintain an acceptable level of oral hygiene”. tÜthbrush also was awarded the TREAT prize for “Technology Most Likely to Become Commercially Available”.
Second prize was awarded to ChairStairs: An assistive technology device for independent wheelchair-to-ground transfers (University of British Columbia).