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Arthritis Ideator Awards 2022

Arthritis Ideator Program

Congratulations to the four ideators who were selected as winners of the Arthritis Society Canada’s inaugural Arthritis Ideator Awards on April 21, 2022! Each will receive $50,000 to help bring their ideas to life.

2022 Olga Munari Arthritis Ideator Award Winner

The idea: OPERAS
The ideator: Dr. Linda Li
The solution: An app-based program to empower active self-care, capturing information on the go, and providing trends ...
The idea: OPERAS
The ideator: Dr. Linda Li
The solution: An app-based program to empower active self-care, capturing information on the go, and providing trends on symptoms, disease activity and treatments for people with arthritis.
Meet Ideator Linda Li →

2022 Arthritis Ideator Award Winner

The idea: WithinStride®, by PROVA Innovations
The ideator: Matthew Rosato
The solution: ‘Smart’ in-soles that aid in gait rehabilitation for people with early- a...
The idea: WithinStride®, by PROVA Innovations
The ideator: Matthew Rosato
The solution: ‘Smart’ in-soles that aid in gait rehabilitation for people with early- and mid-stage knee and hip osteoarthritis.
Meet Ideator Matthew Rosato →

2022 Arthritis Ideator Award Winner

The idea: KneeKG, by Emovi
The ideators: Michelle LaFlamme and Alex Fuentes
The solution: A dynamic tool for diagnosing knee osteoarthritis by examining biomech...
The idea: KneeKG, by Emovi
The ideators: Michelle LaFlamme and Alex Fuentes
The solution: A dynamic tool for diagnosing knee osteoarthritis by examining biomechanical markers while the knee is in motion, enabling custom treatment plans.
Meet Ideators Michelle LaFlamme and Alex Fuentes →

2022 People's Choice Award Winner

The idea: Guided Hands, by Imaginable Solutions
The ideator: Lianna Genovese
The solution: An assistive device that guides hand movements to enable people with ...
The idea: Guided Hands, by Imaginable Solutions
The ideator: Lianna Genovese
The solution: An assistive device that guides hand movements to enable people with limited hand mobility to write, paint, draw and access technology through a touch-screen device.
Meet Ideator Lianna Genovese →

 
We are grateful for each of the impressive 21 submissions that were received.

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Thank you judges


Thank you to the VIP panel of judges who embraced this competition with enthusiasm.

  • Mohamad Fakih, Award-winning restauranteur, business leader and philanthropist
  • Ronald Reuben, Founder, CEO and Chair, Medicom Group
  • Vikram Vij, Chef and owner of Vij’s restaurants, author and former Dragons’ Den investor
  • Nick Yardley, MD, FRCSC, Orthopedic surgeon and Board member, HaloHealth
  • Trish Barbato, President and CEO, Arthritis Society
 

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