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This Challenge invites you to create an attachment or accessory for a prosthetic arm that will improve the user’s quality of life.

The vision of the VA Innovation Creation Series, is to foster an environment to accelerate development of personalized technologies to improve care and quality of life for Veterans. This Innovation Creation Series launched at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center on Friday, May 15th with a curated list of challenge areas facing Veterans.

Designers, engineers, and all other solvers can contribute by submitting initial concept design solutions based on the expressed needs. The VA Innovation Creation Series will then culminate in a “make-a-thon” event at the Richmond VA Medical Center on July 28-29th where the online designs will be built and tested to showcase how they meet the needs of veterans.

About this Challenge

Design an accessory, attachment or device that can improve the functionality of a prosthetic arm for veterans with upper extremity injuries.

Veterans with upper extremity amputations have a host of unique challenges that are difficult to manage with traditional healthcare strategies and resources. Upper limb amputees now account for 22% of all new amputees, and while scientists have greatly improved prosthetic legs during the past decade, improvements to artificial arms have not kept pace.

Given this, we challenge the GrabCAD Community to create an attachment or accessory to a prosthetic arm that will improve the user’s quality of life. It could help them with personal maintenance and grooming, household chores or the ability to participate in their favorite activity. This attachment could serve a single purpose, such as holding a screw driver allowing the user to turn the screw driver easily or it could be used for a more general purpose. Some examples include attachments to help amputees: use hand tools (ie. pliers, a screw driver etc.), take photographs with a camera, drive a car etc.

The attachment will connect to the end of the prosthetic arm via a threaded receptor (see pictures). In order to connect to the prosthetic arm properly, the attachment you design will need to have a threaded screw (see Technical Requirements for details).

The arm also includes a cable (see pictures) that can connect with your attachment and can harness movements elsewhere on the user's body to move your attachment. You may make use of this if you would like.

Requirements

  • YOU MUST INCLUDE:
    - STEP/IGES version
    - Renderings
    - Description of the problem solved

  • YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO INCLUDE:
    - Native CAD file in any format.
    - STL

  • THE WINNING DESIGNS WILL BE:
    - Simple
    - Easy to use
    - Suitable for veterans (safe, durable)
    - Visually pleasing design

  • TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:
    1. One end of the attachment/device needs to have a threaded stud with 1/2-20 Standard thread that is at least 3/4 of an inch long (OR M12-1.15 thread with a length of at least 20mm). This will allow it to screw into an upper extremity prosthetic socket.

Rules

  • ENTERING THE COMPETITION
    The Challenge is open to everyone except employees and families of GrabCAD. VA employees can participate, but the prize for an employee is limited to plaque, certificate or other presentation item with little intrinsic value. Multiple entries are welcome. Team entries are welcome.
     
    By entering the Challenge you:
    1. Accept the official GrabCAD Challenges Terms & Conditions.
    2. Agree to be bound by the decisions of the judges (Jury).
    3. Warrant that you are eligible to participate.
    4. Warrant that the submission is your original work.
    5. Warrant, to the best of your knowledge, your work is not, and has not been in production or otherwise previously published or exhibited.
    6. Warrant neither the work nor its use infringes the intellectual property rights (whether a patent, utility model, functional design right, aesthetic design right, trademark, copyright or any other intellectual property right) of any other person.
    7. Warrant participation shall not constitute employment, assignment or offer of employment or assignment.
    8. Are not entitled to any compensation or reimbursement for any costs.
    9. Agree the Sponsor and GrabCAD have the right to promote all entries.
     
    If you think an entry may infringe on existing copyrighted materials, please email challenges@grabcad.com

  • SUBMITTING AN ENTRY
    Only entries uploaded to GrabCAD through the "Submit entry" button on this Challenge page will be considered an entry. Only public entries are eligible.
     
    We encourage teams to use GrabCAD Workbench for developing their entries.
     
    Entries are automatically given the tag "innovationseries" when uploading to GrabCAD. Please do not edit or delete this tag. Only entries with valid tag will participate in the Challenge.
     
    By participating in the VA Innovation Creation Series, entrants agree that any designs and intellectual property (e.g. copyrights, patents, trade secrets) created under this project will be freely available as part of the open source network and shared with the greater community to promote innovation in this space.

  • AWARDING THE WINNERS
    The sum of the Awards is the total gross amount of the reward. The awarded participant is solely liable for the payment of all taxes, duties and other similar measures if imposed on the reward pursuant to the legislation of the country of his/her residence, domicile, citizenship, workplace, or any other criterion of similar nature. Only 1 award per person.
    All judging decisions are final.
     
    All winners will be contacted by the GrabCAD staff to get their contact information and any other information needed to get the prize to them. Payment of cash awards is made through PayPal. All team awards will be transferred to the member who entered the Challenge.
     
    We will release the finalists before the announcement of the winners to give the Community an opportunity to share their favorites in the comments, discuss concerns, and allow time for any testing or analysis by the Jury. The Jury will take the feedback into consideration when picking the winners.
     
    Winning designs will be chosen based on the Rules and Requirements.

    - Entry deadline is June 26, 2015 (11:59pm UTC).
    - The winners will be announced by July 28, 2015.

     
    Void where prohibited.

Prizes

A prize pool of $3,000 cash for TOP 6 places.

1st Place

$1,000 cash

2nd Place

$750 cash

3rd Place

$500 cash

4th - 6th Place

$250 cash

About VA Center for Innovation

The VA Center for Innovation identifies, tests, and evaluates new approaches to efficiently and effectively meet the current and future needs of Veterans and their supporters through innovations rooted in data, design-thinking, and agile development. As part of VA Center for Innovation’s new initiative called the VA Innovator’s Network, our aim is to curate innovation challenges to foster a networked web of innovators internal and external to the VA focused on creating a better experience for our nation’s Veterans and their supporters. These challenges will provide inspiration, guidance, sourcing opportunities, and solutions to specific need areas impacting the VA and our Veterans. In addition, we aim to help fuel development, testing, and deploying of innovations at local level at VA facilities.

These challenges will help build models for public-private sector partnerships between VA and external companies + organizations to propel innovations forward because we are committed to open-sourcing innovations developed through the platforms when appropriate.

For more information, visit the website at www.innovation.va.gov

52 comments

  • Ivan Tilev

    Ivan Tilev over 3 years ago

    Hi guys
    Take a look at the posting under first entry. Please comment

    Ivan Tilev has uploaded 11 CAD models & has left 37 comments.
  • tommy asadinawan

    tommy asadinawan over 3 years ago

    wow challenge again

    tommy asadinawan has uploaded 5 CAD models & has left 19 comments.
  • Fred Co

    Fred Co over 3 years ago

    With all the high tech prosthetics you see in the news, I was surprised to see this style featured in the challenge. Aesthetics can be a big factor - patients do not want to look like Edward Scissorhands or Merle from the Walking Dead. Look forward to seeing how engineering and design can address this challenge.

    Fred Co has uploaded 58 CAD models & has left 130 comments.
  • Pouriya

    Pouriya over 3 years ago

    It should be manually or it can be include a motor?

    Pouriya has uploaded 68 CAD models & has left 279 comments.
  • James Matthew

    James Matthew over 3 years ago

    To follow up on what Fred Co said - just two days after seeing this challenge, I read about this in a magazine: http://www.meduniwien.ac.at/hp/bionicreconstruction/. It's probably too costly for every person, but is amazing to see.

    James Matthew has uploaded 32 CAD models & has left 210 comments.
  • Sean Bryson

    Sean Bryson over 3 years ago

    Hello,

    Thank you for the opportunity of this challenge.

    I personally do not know anyone who has an upper extremity injury so I can only guess at their needs.

    I know time is limited and each injury is different, but would it be possible to get general feedback from target users on what they see as an attachment that would be the most useful for them? Or the lacking in current prosthetic attachments? Or a common situation that is always problematic?

    Something to get rid of that threaded stud and allow a quick swap of prosthetic attachements, such as a single handed quick release socket for the arm attachment itself seems a good thing from my point of view, but I'd really like to hear what the users want most.

    many thanks

    Sean Bryson has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Joe

    Joe over 3 years ago

    Hi,
    I am guessing the main market for these are ex-military personnel who are recovering from conflict induced injures so things like the "The Luke Arm" by DEKA are out of budget for the armed forces as well as the open hand project(http://www.openhandproject.org). I will try and put an entry in for this worthy cause with multi task usage in mind.

    Joe has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Frederik Vollbrecht

    Frederik Vollbrecht over 3 years ago

    Is it really a M12x1.15 Thread. Because standard would be M12x1.25.

    Thank you

    Frederik Vollbrecht has uploaded 79 CAD models & has left 324 comments.
  • Frederik Vollbrecht

    Frederik Vollbrecht over 3 years ago

    Frederik Vollbrecht has uploaded 79 CAD models & has left 324 comments.
  • #David

    #David over 3 years ago

    @ Frederick- I'm always skeptical when there's a 5 second animated gif purporting a new advancement in technology
    @ VA Medical Center, VA Assistive Technology Program, Toyota Motor North, Google, Grabcad, et al. - Thanks for this interesting opportunity. I personally know quite a few veterans of the wars of the the last few decades, but none whom have ever suffered any sort of personal casualty, much less a relative extreme one like losing a limb. Being someone who always feared losing the use of his hands from a very young age (I incredibly enjoy creating and building things and grew up on tons of legos and drawing all kinds of things) I can't even imagine what it would be like to lose the use of my hands. In any case I have a few ideas that I'm gonna put out based on what "I" personally would want to have in a prosthetic hand/arm device if I were ever to find myself in the position with that kind of a loss. This is a very inspiring challenge and I hope you get much interest with this and your subsequent ones, but just a tip - you may want to up the awards a bit. Alot of serious designing folk on here have work that pays pretty good which does take a bit of incentive to get away from...and there's naturally a finite amount of altruism that will pay the bills...If this had a top prize of $2000 you'd probably get a bit more serious interest rather than from folks like me who are doing it on pure principle for the disabled.

    #David has uploaded 32 CAD models & has left 338 comments.
  • Fred Co

    Fred Co over 3 years ago

    David,

    I volunteered at the SF VA many years ago, so I know that the patients definitely appreciate everyone's altruistic contributions. Look forward to seeing your proposals for these worthy challenges.

    Fred Co has uploaded 58 CAD models & has left 130 comments.
  • Ben Ewing

    Ben Ewing over 3 years ago

    Hi all,
    Thanks for your interest in this challenge. We are working with the VA to get all of your questions answered shortly. Thanks for being patient and for tackling such an important challenge! Cheers!

    Ben Ewing has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 310 comments.
  • Brian Burkhardt

    Brian Burkhardt over 3 years ago

    Fred Co,
    Great comment, the above pictured prosthetic arm and terminal device is used as an example because it is very popular (even though it is not a cutting edge device). The simplicity of the mechanism allows users to quickly and surprisingly effectively manipulate objects. I agree that aesthetics are very important. Balancing form and function is part of the "art" of design work and is important to this challenge. As an example, without haptic feedback using a myoelectric hand can be difficult as the bulk of the hand gets in the way of the user seeing what they are trying to manipulate. The small form factor of the hook terminal device allows the user to see what they are grasping. The hook may not look wonderful, but it gets the job done. Maybe there is something between a hook and a myoelectric hand that could work as well, but also be aesthetically pleasing.

    Brian Burkhardt has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 41 comments.
  • Brian Burkhardt

    Brian Burkhardt over 3 years ago

    Pouriya,
    The arm pictured is body-powered (the user essentially moves the shoulder which pulls on a cable that effects the terminal device), but we are open to electric, or any other method of movement in submitted designs. Basically, if your design works well to preform a given function and is aesthetically pleasing then we are open to it.

    Brian Burkhardt has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 41 comments.
  • Brian Burkhardt

    Brian Burkhardt over 3 years ago

    David,
    Thanks for your input and efforts! Can't wait to see your submissions.

    Brian Burkhardt has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 41 comments.
  • Brian Burkhardt

    Brian Burkhardt over 3 years ago

    Sean,
    The “quick disconnect” wrist component exists in the prosthetic world but requires a terminal device with a threaded component at the end of it to attach to the wrist component. Also a simple slip off cable and reattachment is part of the system. To remove the entire arm would mean figuring out a way to detach the cable from the forearm or shoulder. See pictures: (http://upperlimbprosthetics.info/index.php?p=1_9_Body-Powered)

    This challenge is an extension from a patient we have that would like to use an DSLR camera, but mounted to his forearm (DSLRs can be heavy, mounting it to the wrist makes holding it difficult. Also, the ability to utilize hand tools for hobbies like model building where precise movement is required can be difficult as well.

    The body powered mechanism is fast and durable, myoelectric arms can be slow and more fragile. Bridging the gap between these technologies spread over 100 years of development is the trick for a successful new device. Interesting history: (http://openprosthetics.ning.com/profiles/blogs/prosthetic-history-the)

    Brian Burkhardt has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 41 comments.
  • Brian Burkhardt

    Brian Burkhardt over 3 years ago

    Joe,
    You are correct that prosthetic devices, especially new fancy ones, can be very expensive. However, the VA does a wonderful job in providing these devices to our Veterans. In fact the VA has been a part of the development and testing of systems like the DEKA arm. Its important to remember that these devices don't fit every situation or person. Sometimes simple can be better. It is all based on the person, their lifestyle, and their goals.

    Brian Burkhardt has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 41 comments.
  • Brad Poziembo

    Brad Poziembo over 3 years ago

    Is this just for upper extremity prosthetics? I received an email about this competition from America Makes and it noted upper and lower extremity prosthetics. Any clarification will be greatly appreciated.

    Brad Poziembo has uploaded 2 CAD models & has left 1 comments.
  • Trifon-Ioannis Lampropoulos (Τρύφων - Ιωάννης Λαμπρόπουλος)

    Trifon-Ioannis Lampropoulos (Τρύφων - Ιωάννης Λαμπρόπουλος) over 3 years ago

    MecHand ATLAS TL21 (under construction)

    I am waiting for your comments, advises, questions and objections!

  • Ben Ewing

    Ben Ewing over 3 years ago

    Hi Brad, my apologies for the delay in the response. I didn't notice the question until now. Yes, this challenge focuses on upper extremity prosthetics.

    Ben Ewing has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 310 comments.
  • Ridwan Sept

    Ridwan Sept over 3 years ago

    This is my all submission for this challenge :
    - Prothesthic Driving Arm Support
    - Flexible Fine Finger
    - Electro Magnet Prosthethic Arm

    Some feedback, comments, advises and likes are very appreciated to make it better and more functional.

    Best Regards,
    Ridwan S

    Ridwan Sept has uploaded 220 CAD models & has left 1723 comments.
  • Chris  Chapman

    Chris Chapman over 3 years ago

    I hope the dates of entry will be considered into the judging of this challenge. Seeming as two of my concepts where stolen and one even used the same name.

    Chris Chapman has uploaded 10 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • Eugene Dmitriev

    Eugene Dmitriev over 3 years ago

    It would be interesting to consider this concept. Prosthetic charger for charging mobile devices. Use the internal volume of the prosthesis to fill, for example, with lithium-ion batteries. Ability to connect to the battery through the various ports, charge from the power supply and the solar energy. The weight of the prosthetic with the battery should not exceed the original limb. This can be achieved by using a light plastics as body, for example (Nylon), thus optimizing the weight of the prosthesis and for releasing the maximum capacity of the battery.
    I'm sorry that I try to guess with a swoop, maybe it will be useful to someone

    Eugene Dmitriev has uploaded 10 CAD models & has left 27 comments.
  • Ridwan Sept

    Ridwan Sept over 3 years ago

    Chris Chapman, why you feel your idea is stolen? Do you think that's your idea is the ones in the world ? And The God only gives that's idea just for you? Honestly I did not steal it, I swear if I stole your idea God would punish me, but if not steal how? That's idea is result of my brainstorming about the some activity that's need more time to do and as the daily activity.

    Please don't accuse carelessly.

    Best Regards,
    Ridwan S

    Ridwan Sept has uploaded 220 CAD models & has left 1723 comments.
  • Orlando  Moreno

    Orlando Moreno over 3 years ago

    Hi Chris, How can you accuse of someone stealing your idea when in the challenge specifications it says "Some examples include attachments to help amputees: use hand tools (ie. pliers, a screw driver etc.), take photographs with a camera, drive a car etc." BTW Ridwan's model is completely different. You can't own an idea that was actually a suggestion by the ones that made the contest rules. That is my humble opinion.

    Orlando Moreno has uploaded 15 CAD models & has left 179 comments.
  • Ridwan Sept

    Ridwan Sept over 3 years ago

    Thanks for your advise and support me Sir Orlando Moreno.
    I agree with you Sir, I can't understands that's Chris thinking.

    Sorry if I disturb anyone here, I'll give some words for us.
    If we want to make our idea not stolen, just submit it when injury time of the deadline. But don't feel like a pitty cat, when some body upload similiar idea with we first.
    I think this is the basically concept for open challenges. So don't think about other entries, just think how we can make our submission are more better. That's is my principe.

    Best and Kind Regards,
    Ridwan S

    Ridwan Sept has uploaded 220 CAD models & has left 1723 comments.
  • Ridwan Sept

    Ridwan Sept over 3 years ago

    I believe the judges are smart and can see the best result and fair in give the decision. I just follow them for any decision that's they take, I think that's the best for them, because they know more than us about their needed.

    Ridwan Sept has uploaded 220 CAD models & has left 1723 comments.
  • Chris  Chapman

    Chris Chapman over 3 years ago

    Okay guys here's what's it boils down to . I'm not trying to start crap with anyone or anything of that nature especially over the Internet. But here's my point or my side if you will . I'm the type of person that feels that this is more of a concept challenge , meaning they are looking for the idea or concept of the attachment. If I can help it I'm not gonna submit something that is the same concept or idea as someone else because as you all have stated a cup is a cup a wheel is a wheel yes they are the same they just look different. That's not the designer or person I want to be. Just as in this challenge I had a cup holder designed for this but I saw someone else uploaded a cup holder so I didn't upload it . It looked different but it's still a cup holder . Like I said I don't want to make trouble and this is the last comment I will make in the challenge. I'm not trying to ruffle feathers just showing you where I'm coming from

    Chris Chapman has uploaded 10 CAD models & has left 9 comments.
  • Ayushman talwar

    Ayushman talwar over 3 years ago

    Hey Guys! quite a lot entries. Everyone has his own perspective. This was my first attempt to any competition. Link to my work

    Multi-Function attachment for a prosthetic arm

    Your comments will be of value to me.
    Cheers

    Ayushman talwar has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Bret Spangler

    Bret Spangler over 3 years ago

    Is it OK to still update some of my designs ? I wanted to give each design a ball joint option if it's applicable, I forgot... or better just missed the fact I needed step files, so I did that today, luckily the system time stamps updates, so if needed Ill go back and delete what I need to. Thanks for the opportunity, this really lit a fire for me on this subject and now I am considering, if possible to start a non-profit to help vets and others with special needs prosthetic addons.

    Bret Spangler has uploaded 136 CAD models & has left 201 comments.
  • #David

    #David over 3 years ago

    I added a video demonstration of my entry that can be found on youtube here: https://youtu.be/-quo3pAg7Js or accessed from the link on my entry page...if anyone is interested that is.

    #David has uploaded 32 CAD models & has left 338 comments.
  • Trifon-Ioannis Lampropoulos (Τρύφων - Ιωάννης Λαμπρόπουλος)

    Trifon-Ioannis Lampropoulos (Τρύφων - Ιωάννης Λαμπρόπουλος) over 3 years ago

    Good morning sirs & ladies. Tonight I will upload the files of MecHand ATLAS TL21 (under construction). Sorry for the delay but the political and economical crisis here in Greece shocked us all. I was not in the mood of logging in GrabCAD. Best regards

  • Trifon-Ioannis Lampropoulos (Τρύφων - Ιωάννης Λαμπρόπουλος)

    Trifon-Ioannis Lampropoulos (Τρύφων - Ιωάννης Λαμπρόπουλος) over 3 years ago

    :(

  • Ben Ewing

    Ben Ewing over 3 years ago

    Thank you for your entries, everyone! I am always a little in awe by the amazing designs that we receive for challenges, especially when these designs could improve the lives of millions of people. Cheers!

    Ben Ewing has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 310 comments.
  • Andrea Ippolito

    Andrea Ippolito over 3 years ago

    Greetings!
    Thank you all so much for your incredible entries! The VA would be honored to have you participate in a makeathon event to support the development of prosthetics + assistive technologies for our nation’s Veterans on July 28th and 29th! The VA Innovation Creation Series is culminating in a 2-day makeathon at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia! At this makeathon event, we will highlight specific challenges facing our Veterans surrounding prosthetics + assistive technologies. Participants will then have the opportunity to pitch or present different problems or painpoints impacting differently-abled Veterans. Based on the pitches, teams will form and we will provide prototyping equipment (including dozens of 3D printers) along with mentorship support from Veterans and technical experts to help you co-design and develop your ideas to ultimately demo on the afternoon of July 29th. Participants will have the opportunity to win up to $30,000 in cash prizes from Google.org at the event! We highly encourage VA employees to participate, but unfortunately you cannot officially win prize money. You will be recognized as part of the winning team.

    You can sign up for the event here: https://vainnovationcreation.eventbrite.com

    Andrea Ippolito has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 3 comments.
  • Ben Ewing

    Ben Ewing over 3 years ago

    I'm happy to announce the finalists for VA Innovation Prosthetic Attachment Challenge: https://grabcad.com/challenges/va-innovation-creation-series-challenge-1/results! We're really excited by the originality that all of these great designs offer and are really excited to see how they will impact the world. Next the judges will be taking an in-depth look at how each finalist stacked up in terms of the Judging Criteria outlined above. Which one is your favorite? Did we leave anything amazing off the list? See something we should know about? Let us know in the comments! As always, we will also be announcing a selection of honorable mentions along with the winners on July 28th. Cheers!

    Ben Ewing has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 310 comments.
  • Ayushman talwar

    Ayushman talwar over 3 years ago

    Hey,
    Shouldn't the best design be which is not complicated and easy to use. If you could give an insight on why my entry wasn't good enough. This will help me think better next time and come up with a better solution.

    Thank You

    Ayushman talwar has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 2 comments.
  • Sergey Taranets

    Sergey Taranets over 3 years ago

    I congratulate all of the finalists of this challenge.
    All of these projects are worthy to be a winner.
    I take off my hat, gentlemen.
    Thank you for examples of really good work!

    Sergey Taranets has uploaded 167 CAD models & has left 239 comments.
  • Fred Co

    Fred Co over 3 years ago

    Great work finalists. We should also thank Brian from the VA for providing early feedback to get us all thinking more about this challenge.

    Fred Co has uploaded 58 CAD models & has left 130 comments.
  • Brian Burkhardt

    Brian Burkhardt over 3 years ago

    Wonderful submissions everyone! It was really hard to narrow down the challenge results. Thank you everyone for coming up with such amazing designs. It was really fun to see all the great ideas and collaborative spirit coming from this community.

    Brian Burkhardt has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 41 comments.
  • Milton

    Milton over 3 years ago

    Judges, tell me what percentage of amputee veterans are diabetic and/or paint on canvas? Now tell me what percentage of amputee veterans would like to have their good hand free while they navigate adult content on the internet...

    Milton has uploaded 7 CAD models & has left 10 comments.
  • Brian Burkhardt

    Brian Burkhardt over 3 years ago

    Ayushman, with so many great submissions, it was hard to narrow down the results. The entries were selected not only based on simplicity, but also on the other 3 judging criteria: Ease of Use, Suitability for Veterans, and Visual Appeal. Also, the presentation of a submission is important to communicate these criteria. I really appreciated your explanation of your design's inspiration, but was unclear on the practical implementation. If you would like more feedback to refine your design I am happy to talk in more detail. Honorable mentions will be announced along with the winners on July 28th, so stay tuned!

    Brian Burkhardt has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 41 comments.
  • 5c99fd6a

    5c99fd6a over 3 years ago

    Congratulations to all the winners.

    5c99fd6a has uploaded 0 CAD models & has left 13 comments.
  • Pierre Cerveau

    Pierre Cerveau over 3 years ago

    Thank you for including my design in your selection. Good luck to all the finalists, there some truly brillant designs out there.

    Pierre Cerveau has uploaded 7 CAD models & has left 17 comments.
  • Ridwan Sept

    Ridwan Sept over 3 years ago

    congrats to all finalist,,,,, I hope get feedback about my submissions so I can more better in the next challenges :)

    Ridwan Sept has uploaded 220 CAD models & has left 1723 comments.
  • manish shah

    manish shah over 3 years ago

    thankful to judges and va innovation creation for selecting my model.
    and congratulations to all other finalists

    manish shah has uploaded 26 CAD models & has left 58 comments.
  • Ben Ewing

    Ben Ewing over 3 years ago

    The winners have been announced: https://grabcad.com/challenges/va-innovation-creation-series-challenge-1/results. Congratulations to the winners! There were so many unique solutions for this amazing challenge. To pick the winners, the judges took an in-depth look at how each finalist stacked up in terms of Simplicity, Ease of Use, Suitability for Veterans, and Visual Appeal, and rated them from 1 to 10 in each category (10 being criteria fulfilled, 1 being unfulfilled). Thank you to everyone who participated in this exciting challenge!

    Ben Ewing has uploaded 1 CAD models & has left 310 comments.
  • Ridwan Sept

    Ridwan Sept over 3 years ago

    congratulations to all winners

    Ridwan Sept has uploaded 220 CAD models & has left 1723 comments.
  • marcus

    marcus over 3 years ago

    Congratulations to all the winners and thanks for the opportunity to take part in something extra meaningful.

    marcus has uploaded 6 CAD models & has left 11 comments.
  • Ali ZAHI

    Ali ZAHI over 3 years ago

    Congrats to all winners, and good luck for the others in the future challenges!

    Ali ZAHI has uploaded 135 CAD models & has left 1635 comments.
  • John

    John over 3 years ago

    Thanks so much for the opportunity!

    John has uploaded 3 CAD models & has left 11 comments.
  • #David

    #David over 3 years ago

    Wow, thanks guys and congratulations to all the winners! It was a pleasure to work on something that ultimately could help increase the quality of life for the brave men and women who often give so much just to protect and serve this wonderful country. It is also an incredible honor to have my design selected for first place by such a distinguished panel. There were a great many very good ideas and it must have been difficult to choose among them all, so thank you again! That being said, I hope you guys had a enjoyable experience here and will hopefully come back soon to sponsor additional creative challenges like these to help our courageous brothers and sisters even more.

    #David has uploaded 32 CAD models & has left 338 comments.
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