ALS Association, Prize4Life announce ALS Assistive Technology Challenge winners
The winners of the award won because of the development of flexible, accessible technology that will enhance the communication of people who have ALS. The ceremony, as well as the final event, was held on Dec. 5 in Dublin, Ireland, as part of the ALS/MND International Alliance Meeting.
“It was an exciting day at the finale event,” Lucie Bruijn, the association's chief scientist, said. “I congratulate all five outstanding teams who presented unique assistive technology prototypes that will be important tools for people living with ALS. There was wonderful collaboration with people living with ALS who came out to test the different technologies. Our judges demonstrated commitment for over a year to make this successful event come to fruition.”
“We are very excited about the truly innovative technologies presented by the winning teams and look forward to seeing them translate the prize money into novel assistive communication solutions that will be available for ALS patients worldwide in the upcoming years and could have a transformative effect on their quality of life,” Prize4Life Scientific Officer Maya Bronfeld said.
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