The World vs. MS Initiative
The World vs. MS is an initiative where multiple sclerosis (MS) patients share some of the daily problems they encounter and ask the world to come up with practical solutions.
The program started in April and is a collaboration between Multiple Sclerosis Ireland, Entrepreneurial Spark, and Sanofi-Genzyme. It’s now in its final stage where members of the MS community are being asked to vote for what they consider to be the best of the three short-listed ideas.
A panel of representatives from the three organizations narrowed down a list of 40 ideas to three: a belt that offers visual cues to help MS patients walk without tripping or falling; an app to help MS patients address their bladder issues; and a pair of fitness tights that help to reduce foot drop.
The winner will be announced on February 1, 2017, and will receive a cash prize of up to €100,000 to develop and bring their idea to life and hopefully make a real difference in the MS world. Read more about this story on Wired.
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