The World vs. MS Initiative

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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.

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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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