“Every day, patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) face difficult and unique mobility challenges that can make regular activities such as walking, speaking, and living out comfortable lives extremely difficult,” said John Tsai, Head of Global Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer, Novartis. “Novartis is deeply invested in this community, and it is our hope that through this Innovation Prize, we can help reimagine care for people living with MS by encouraging new technologies addressing some of the challenges faced by those living with MS and their loved ones.”
“A primary fear of many people living with MS is the loss of their independence – from overall mobility and accessibility limitations to an impact on daily activities and employment,” said George Pepper, co-founder and CEO of Shift.ms. “We are excited to see how the Novartis Innovation Prize will stimulate new innovation and drive conversation around improving quality of life for those living with MS and other mobility-limiting conditions.”
About the Innovation Prize
The Novartis Innovation Prize: Assistive Tech for MS identifies and embraces technology that aims to improve the mobility, accessibility, and activities of daily life for these individuals and others living with mobility-limiting conditions. The Prize aims to spur investment and dialogue across the many needs of people living with MS, and other people living with mobility-limiting conditions. More information, including application requirements, judging criteria, and terms and conditions can be found on the application site, www.wired.com/msinnovationprize.