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Innovation prize of $250K awarded to company to develop MS app

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  • Innovation prize of $250K awarded to company to develop MS app

    In order to fund development of pioneering innovation that could advance assistive tech for MS, Novartis awarded $250,000 to the 1st place winner and $50,000 to the runner up. Both projects look pretty cool. That app could be a game changer if done right! -D


    Winner $250,000 award


    AccessNow is a mobile app and website that focuses on sharing information about the accessibility status of places around the world. Designed to empower people with disabilities, the platform crowdsources reviews on businesses with features like accessible parking and washrooms, elevators, ramps, scent-free and quiet spaces, and much more.

    Runner Up $50,000 award


    Parrots is a socially assistive robot that empowers people with mobility and communication challenges with the ability to control, communicate and connect with the world. Parrots is a plug-and-play intelligent device, controlled by all kinds of abilities switches such as eye-tracking, with an inclusive user-friendly app. Parrots is designed to provide users with safe navigation, 360 computer vision, AI/ML smart communication with intuitive prediction and smart home connectivity.
    Dave Bexfield