Last November 15th, at the beginning of the European week for the Employment of People with Disabilities, the 5th edition of the Handitech Trophy took place. 7 innovative and inclusive projects were rewarded, with the attendance of Sophie Cluzel, secretary of state responsible for Disabled Persons. Among them EchoSign, a project produced by students from ESIEE Paris.
Founded by JobinLive and CGI, in partnership with Bpifrance and ‘APF France Handicap’, the Handitech association aims to integrate, coordinate and promote all participants who innovate or support innovation in the service of people with disabilities or people with reduced autonomy.
The Handitech trophy is the first national competition that rewards start-ups, students, research laboratories or associations, that develop innovative solutions for the benefit of people with disabilities. This competition consisted of 4 major steps:
A project carried out by 5 students from ESIEE Paris, EchoSign is an audio transcription system for sign language through user motion detection using a pair of gloves and a smartphone camera. The first prize was awarded to them by Jacques Matillon, CEO of Veritas and Alain Asquin, Ministerial Delegate of Student Entrepreneurship.
Raphaël Canin, Melisa Kockan, Diamondra Razafy Soavinjanahary, Romain Savino, Rémy Xia also won the Innovation Award during the Projects Day 2021.