Students' 'City Cart' a Finalist in Stanford Design Challenge

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
DIGITAL JOURNAL -- The Stanford Center on Longevity today announced the 12 finalists of its third annual design challenge. This year’s theme, “Using Happiness to Optimize Longevity,” invited university students everywhere to submit designs for new products which encourage everyone to live longer, fuller lives. Finalists come from as far away as Taiwan and Turkey to as close as University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco State University. Now, all 12 final projects will be given sponsored travel to Stanford University, so one representative from each team can pitch the designs to renowned industry leaders for final judging April 5. The two grand prize winners will receive entrepreneurial mentorship and over $10,000 each in cash prizes — seed money to turn their designs into real products. City Cart: A combination walker and cart designed to help users with mobility issues safely and easily take shopping trips. (Team lead: Brandon Lopez of San Francisco State University)