Design for Rehabilitation Contest for 2023

The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers is hosting a design contest at its annual meeting that encourages engineering programs with design/fabrication classes/programs to collaborate with nearby multiple sclerosis centers to create an assistive device that improves quality-of-life in disabled individuals.

The CMSC is a member-driven organization of clinicians and scientists dedicated to defining and advancing the standard of care of MS patients. With a professional network of over 13,500 healthcare professionals worldwide, the work of the CMSC directly influences the quality of care for hundreds of thousands of people living with MS.

CMSC provides leadership in clinical research and education; develops vehicles to share information and knowledge among members; disseminates information to the healthcare community and to persons affected by multiple sclerosis; and develops and implements mechanisms to influence health care delivery. The CMSC is an approved provider of continuing education for physicians, PAs, nursing professionals, pharmacists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, and dietitians and its accredited activities have educated thousands of healthcare professionals about the spectrum of needs in MS.

The purpose of this competition is to:

  • Connect MS clinics, engineering schools, and patients
  • Fabricate a device that improves quality of life
  • Education and creating rapid solutions that work for patients
  • Expose young engineers to real-world challenges

Deadline for letter of intent: April 1, 2023

Contest Rules