The panel members are all BC residents. There is always at least one Technology for Living member on the panel. All other judges have a technical background and can be from a company, non-profit etc.
Judges need to be familiar with the assistive technology field and are advocates and/or users of technology and home automation. Occasionally we will have sponsor judges.
I am passionate about Robotics, IoT devices, Virtual Reality/Augment Reality/Mixed Reality/Interactive gaming in a rehab setting focused on the population of kids that our clinicians see and access, 3D printing (rapid prototyping), Hand/Eye-tracking gesture control wearables, and Home automation. Apart from my profession, I love being outdoors with my family doing hiking and running. During my downtime time (which I still struggle to find to the date), I love practicing Mindfulness and try to reflect on myself each day!
Wayne Pogue is the Team Lead of Biomedical Engineering at Technology for Living (TFL).
In his 14 years at Technology for Living, Wayne and his fellow biomedical engineering technologists at TFL have created many innovative devices for people with disabilities that utilize TFL programs. Wayne is also an active member of the BCIT Biomedical Engineering Technology Program Advisory Committee, sharing his experience with, and the importance of assistive technology and home health care within the program.
Ean Price is TIL’s Innovation Strategist and owns ICAN Resource Group in Kelowna BC. A tech company specializing in independence through technology and accessible travel. Ean volunteers with non-profit organizations including the Tetra, Neil Squire, Muscular Dystrophy, and Adaptive Sailing Kelowna.
Marco Pasqua is an award-winning Entrepreneur, Accessibility Consultant and Inspirational Speaker with Cerebral Palsy.
Throughout his life, Marco has been involved with a number of organizations as a spokesperson, helping to spread advocacy for persons with disabilities across Canada. As an Accessibility and Inclusion Consultant, he has worked with some of BC’s biggest change-driven business leaders who are champions for more accessible, inclusive workplaces. It’s through these experiences that he is helping to pave the way for all Canadians to have universal access to the programs, services and places that they live, work and play.