And the winner is…

After our Judging Panel had whittled the

40 brilliant and innovative ideas

we received down to a shortlist of just three, we then asked the world to vote for the winner. We are now pleased to announce that the winning idea of The World vs.MS 2016 is

Team TEM’s

BladdeRunner

An innovative and inclusive app, BladdeRunner addresses the needs of those suffering from bladder control, giving users more independence and enhanced self-esteem.

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The runners-up

The winning idea had some tough competition. Take a look at the two runners-up below and their great ideas.

Ellis’ idea
Afleek
Walking with MS

Afleek fitness tights incorporate innovative technology into the material itself, helping to improve foot drop and restore balance.

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João’s idea
Paadje
Walking with MS

Paadje is a unique belt that improves gait by providing interactive visual cues while guiding the user on a continuous path.

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Our Judging Panel

Our judges – a panel of industry leaders and experts from within the MS and innovation communities – have lent their combined knowledge and expertise to shortlist all of the ideas we’ve received down to the final three. Once the world has chosen their winner, our Judging panel will continue to share their experience in helping to develop the winning idea.

  • Entrepreneurial Spark
  • MS Ireland
  • Sanofi Genzyme
  • Wired

Jeremey Ambrose

Entrepreneurial Spark

Excellence
Engineer

Harriet Doig

MS Ireland

Advocacy and
Research Officer

Suzanna van Straaten

MS Europe at
Sanofi Genzyme

Commercial Director

Dan Smith

WIRED

Commercial
Editor

Meet our judges

The Briefs

From 103 challenges down to just three, below are the challenges briefs that have inspired each and every one of the 40 ideas we’ve received.

Fernando’s challenge

Bladder control

Diagnosed with MS 12 years ago, Fernando was forced to take early retirement due the daily struggles he faces with bladder control.

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Paula’s challenge

Temperature

Paula suffers from extreme cold sensitivity in her feet and no matter what she does, she can’t get them to stay warm. With this, her whole body constantly feels cold and it’s beginning to affect every aspect of her life.

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Giacomo’s challenge

Walking with MS

Giacomo and his wife Silien love to travel, but her MS has a direct impact on her ability to get around, imposing limits on the life they live together.

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A big thank you for casting your vote and for playing a part in potentially changing the lives of thousands of people living with MS.

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The winner will be announced

Early 2017,

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