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2020 National iAwards Winners and Merit Recipients

Winners


WA
Intelicare Holdings Limited
Intelicare Ageing In Place AI Platform
Not For Profit and Community - WA
A mobile app providing family members and carers a non-invasive, real time view of their loved ones'behavious and real time alerts if behaviours change.
VIC
Bryk Group
BrykID
Peoples Choice Award - VIC
"The ability to transact and prove your identity in an increasingly digital world is becoming progressively more important. Yet we must also do this in an age where cyber security, fraud, terrorism, money laundering, identity theft and the need to maintain social distances due to COVID-19 are very real challenges. This is where the BrykID platform comes in by providing digital Identity Proofing & Corroboration (IPC). BrykID conveniently allows you to verify your identity by combining 3D facial authentication against your government issued ID documents using a smartphone or webcam in real-time. This enables a 100-point identification check as well as eSignature, payments and other capabilities to happen via a quick and efficient user experience."
WA
Intelicare Holdings Limited
Intelicare Smart Home
Infrastructure and Platforms Innovation of the Year - WA
InteliCare Smart Home monitoring that uses AI to support seniors and people with disabilities to live safely and confidently in their homes.
WA
Intelicare Holdings Limited
Intelicare Smart Home
Victoria State Government Inspiration of the Year - WA
InteliCare Smart Home monitoring that uses AI to support seniors and people with disabilities to live safely and confidently in their homes.
QLD
The Hopkins Centre, Menzies Health Institute QLD, Griffith University
Imprint Tactile Acuity Device / iTAD
Business Service Markets - QLD
Persistent pain effects 1 in 5 people and is difficult to treat because its causes are usually invisible, and few reliable tests can diagnose contributing factors. This makes choosing the best treatment difficult and prone to error. The Imprint Tactile Acuity Device (iTAD) assists to identify one of the main causes of persistent pain; impairments in sensory processing in the nervous system. Further, the device is designed to be a sensory training tool in order to restore normal sensory processing. We believe the iTAD will assist to assess and treat persistent pain, and reduce its personal and economic burden. 3.2 million Australians have persistent pain, with similar prevalence world-wide. The majority of health professionals on the front lines now accept the modern science that adaptations in the nervous system are a principle contributor. However, clinical tools to aid clinical identification and treatment of nervous system adaptations are lacking. Professionals, including many of the 29,000 Australian physiotherapists are therefore eagerly waiting new tools like the iTAD, to enable better patient care. The prototype is currently adapted for people with neck pain, but the flexible design is easily adapted for other regions of the body.
NSW
Contactile
PapillArray Tactile Sensor
Startup of the Year - NSW
"""Contactile is a Sydney-based start-up company established in early 2019. We are an innovator in tactile sensors for robots and are enabling smart dexterous robotic gripping. Our tactile sensor provides robotic gripping systems with the sensory advantages of the human hand without the physical limitations related to size, strength, environment and fatigue. Our sensing technology was developed at UNSW Sydney with funding support from the Australian Research Council and US Office of Naval Research Global. Contactile was a participant of CSIRO’s ON Accelerator 5 program (2019). Contactile is a current participant of UNSW Sydney Founders 10x program (2020).
QLD
Emmanuel College
Auslan Gesture Translator
Senior Students - QLD
Around 1 in 6 Australians suffer from severe to total hearing loss; affecting the individual’s ability to communicate with the general community. Exclusion from normal day-to-day communication can have a significant impact on everyday life; causing feelings of loneliness, isolation, and frustration, particularly among older people. The solution that we have been working on as a team is a device in the form of a glove that translates Australian sign language (Auslan) to text. The opportunity that our solution enables is for hearing impaired Australians to easily communicate on-the-go with those who do not understand sign language, meaning that a human translator is not required in these situations.
SA
Legal Services Commission of South Australia
amica
Public Sector and Government - SA
amica helps separating couples to make parenting arrangements if they have children, and divide their money and property simply. amica empowers people to resolve their own disputes, by providing them relevant information in a way that is easy to understand and guiding them through the process in a step by step manner. Parenting: amica provides users with a user-friendly way to work out parenting arrangements that work for the family, and record them. amica can help users make parenting arrangements for children under the age of 18 who are children of the relationship. This includes biological children and adopted children. Money and Property: amica uses artificial intelligence to make suggestions about dividing money and property based on the information that is entered. The artificial intelligence considers legal principles and applies them to the specific circumstances. If both partners agree with the division suggested by amica, there is flexibility to work out issues by the parties and not to involve lawyers. For example, will you sell the house? Will one of you buy out the other? amica will significantly reduce the pressure on the courts and reduce the stress and cost of separation, National Legal Aid believes amica is the future of online dispute resolution and could help thousands of Australians each year. amica has developed an artificial intelligence model and smart technology available to all users that analyse asset and income information as well as data on settlement outcomes in like situations to guide couples to agreements that can then be ratified bt the courts if they wish. amica was designed using a human centred design approach, with users at the heart of our process. Independent market research and user testing was used to ensure that amica meets the needs of the community, including regional areas.

Merit Recipients


SA
Menzies School of Health Research, IBM, KWP>TECH!, Bridging the Gap Foundation
HealthLAB Time Machine
Not For Profit and Community - SA
Chronic diseases account for 90 per cent of all deaths in Australia. The major contributors are smoking, poor nutrition, alcohol misuse and physical inactivity. These are all things we can change, especially if we can intervene early by encouraging youth to make healthy lifestyle choices; however youth are notoriously difficult to engage in health conversations so we need to educate by stealth. In addition to that challenge, we are working across vast distances in remote and regional Northern Territory, across a number of cultures and languages, and differing levels of English literacy. Plus we’re in a pandemic with restricted travel. Therefore our solution had to capture the attention of youth, it had to be primarily visual to overcome language barriers, and digitally transportable to overcome travel restrictions. Our solution was designed for use by the Menzies School of Health HealthLAB Program which delivers hands-on health education in a pop-up laboratory in schools and communities across the Northern Territory. Evaluation of our solution will measure its impact and its transferability to other health education groups working nationally and internationally.
NSW
Spatial Services and CSIRO Data61
NSW Spatial Digital Twin
Public Sector and Government - NSW
The NSW Spatial Digital Twin (SDT) marks a key advancement in delivering better customer service to the people of NSW. Improving customer service requires digital infrastructure and data, and the NSW SDT delivers this through an interactive, unified 3D and 4D digital model of our built and natural environments.
SA
Savin Dissanayake
Move2NewCity
Undergraduate Tertiary Students - SA
Move2NewCity is a web and mobile platform which co-creates settlement knowledge in a single place to enable a social dialogue. The opportunity that my solution enables is an innovative collaboration platform that ensures those who move to a new city are supported by locals to ensure a smooth settlement. It is a central knowledge base with digital content tailored for a city with structured information on education, employment, housing and recreational activities as well information from councils, educational institutes, businesses and other city organisations. Moving to a new city may create a lot of stress for anybody. Adding to this stress are the barriers involved in moving to a new city; fear of the unknown, unfamiliarity with the moving process, concerns of making new friends and familiarising with the new city. While positive thinking can help to overcome these barriers, researching on the new city and seeking out new experiences in the new city, learning from people who have been through the same experience in the new city can be of immense help. Therefore, it is important to provide a 'one stop‘ place for the new comers, let it be an immigrant, a student or a person moving inter-state. This 'one-stop‘ would provide a platform where collaborators can share lived experiences on real estate, work, study, transport, leisure, healthcare, food and many other interest areas in the new city. The solution also provides engagement partnerships for government entities, business services, universities and organisations. The solution overlays a data analytics platform where the platform data can be analysed to provide behavioural, trend and marketing analysis for the partner organisations. This solution can be used by anyone who moves to a new city around the world and by councils, universities and businesses to promote their services.
NSW
Munday Homeschool
Talk to the Hand - Learn AUSLAN
Junior Students - NSW
"How can we assist all Australians to learn one of their Native languages - AUSLAN, to elimanate the barriers to communication for the deaf and hard of hearing community? The 2011 Census showed that 99.95% of the Australian population don't know one of our nationally recognized native languages – AUSLAN. Auslan is short for Australian sign language, a language developed by, and for, Australians who are deaf or hearingimpaired. It’s a visual form of communication that uses hand, arm and body movements to convey meaning. AUSLAN is the preferred and tradional language of the Australian deaf community. It is a common belief throughout the deaf community that deafness is not a disability but rather simply a language barrier. If all Australians knew AUSLAN then there would be no barriers to communication and all that that affects Our solution, the app Talk to the Hand – Learn AUSLAN aims to increase the number of AUSLAN users and therefore reduce or remove the communication barrier. Our solution can impact essentially the entire Australian population, as it provides an opportunity to learn one of our native languages. More directly it will impact the Australian deaf community including family and friends of indiviudals that identify as deaf or hard of hearing. In the 2016 Australian census it was noted that there were 20000 AUSLAN users however this converts to less than 8% of the Australian population. Predominantly this app will appeal to children and families wanting to learn AUSLAN due to either personal interest or the motivation of wanting to communicate with a signing deaf family member or friend. The app uses tutorials including pictures and videos as well as songs, games and quizzes to teach users AUSLAN. In the intiial edition users will learn from six main categories; greetiings, alphabet, family, people, colours and farm animals."
ACT
Castlepoint Systems
Castlepoint
Business Service Markets - ACT
We have developed a new technology that can read every word in every document, email, or database for example in a whole network, and automatically apply rules from laws and policies. For the first time, we can show you where all of your information is, and who is doing what to it. We can flag high-risk and high-value information, and show you when you are in breach of security, privacy, or recordkeeping rules. Our customers have had no way to really understand their information holdings before now. Regulated organisations, of which there are over 200M in the world, have dozens or hundreds of different systems, used by hundreds or thousands of staff to capture millions of pieces of information, and it changes minute to minute. But they all have to comply with laws and policies, related to how long they keep information, who can see it, and how it is stored. The struggle to get compliant control over all the data is costing organisations around $438B a year globally, and they are still being fined $487B a year, so we know that traditional approaches are not effective. We knew we had to design our solution to cover all data in all systems (not just Word documents and emails), because there is risk and value in all sorts of data. We also knew it had to be completely invisible to users - they have jobs to do, and cannot be disrupted for the sake of compliance. And it had to have no IT systems impact from customisations or connectors. We have achieved this, and our government clients are seeing up to 98.5% savings in effort costs for their compliance processes, with better accuracy, more coverage, and no disruption to their staff or systems. They have also seen better business outcomes, beyond compliance.
WA
SpaceDraft
SpaceDraft
Startup of the Year - WA
SpaceDraft for their cloud based web application designed to help anyone create & share a common 'mind's eye'understanding of how any space (virtual or physical) can change over time.
NSW
Cogniss
Cogniss
Infrastructure and Platforms Innovation of the Year - NSW
Cogniss is a revolutionary no-code Application Platform as a Service (APaaS) for creating Human Transformation Technology (HTT) solutions. HTT is any technological solution that applies cognitive and psychological research to its product design in order to achieve sustained behaviour change.
VIC
Bryk Group
BrykID
Infrastructure and Platforms Innovation of the Year - VIC
"The ability to transact and prove your identity in an increasingly digital world is becoming progressively more important. Yet we must also do this in an age where cyber security, fraud, terrorism, money laundering, identity theft and the need to maintain social distances due to COVID-19 are very real challenges. This is where the BrykID platform comes in by providing digital Identity Proofing & Corroboration (IPC). BrykID conveniently allows you to verify your identity by combining 3D facial authentication against your government issued ID documents using a smartphone or webcam in real-time. This enables a 100-point identification check as well as eSignature, payments and other capabilities to happen via a quick and efficient user experience."
SA
Annette McClelland & Michael Griffim - TEKUMA PTY LTD
Tekuma control orb
Infrastructure and Platforms Innovation of the Year - SA
Devices have become increasingly complex yet the joysticks we use date back to WWI, this mental load on users takes months of training and expertise. Our first customers have been in the underwater rover space, enabling divers and pilots to manouvre underwater rovers from land with greater accuracy and less training. These repeat customers use our technology for martime maintenance, research & entertainment. We have also found applications in control of drones, forklifts, cranes, virtual reality, data manipulation, land rovers, accessibility, robotic surgery, and robotic arms. We've had school students go from taking a whole term to learn to drive their multi-directional wheeled robots to just a single afternoon with our technology. We have tested our controller with people with neurological disabilities giving them the ability to manipulate six-degrees-of-freedom with just two fingers, enabiling them to control drones or other devices they previously did not have access to.