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Osteoarthritis Gloves.

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Transcript of Osteoarthritis Gloves.

The Osteoarthritis Glove
Purpose Statement:
Osteoarthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States and over 27 million adults alone suffer the symptoms of osteoarthritis everyday. (CDC, 2010) of these people almost none have easy treatment, except for medication. The purpose of this project is to create a glove to combat the symptoms and/or be able to be used before one has osteoarthritis in the hands.

The Project Overview
A real solution for one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S.
Prevention in a non-chemical package.
Mobility and leniency on those who have it.

In short, a mobile solution for those who have Osteoarthritis in the hands or for those who are worried about attaining osteoarthritis.
Problem Statement
Osteoarthritis still remains prevalent among people of all gender,race, and age.
Graph taken from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention
Due to hand osteoarthritis, the quality of life for these people have decreased significantly.
Those with hand osteoarthritis make sacrifices in order to cope with the pain, such as braces, that limit their movement and work quality.
The solution we propose is a glove that relieves the pain if not completely remove the pain.
Project Methodology
Our goal is to localize the development of osteoarthritis gloves to prevent osteoarthritis.
With the osteoarthritis gloves, we plan to prevent the development of osteoarthritis in eighty percent of all people that show signs of development.
Our first step is to get the osteoarthritis gloves mass produced; we are looking for a minimum of fifty gloves.
Osteoarthritis can develop when the hands are in constant use, for example a class which requires a lot of writing; this can lead to the development of osteoarthritis.
Our solution to this problem, Osteoarthritis gloves.
Project Methodology Cont.
The gloves need to be light and not a bother.
In order for our gloves to feel normal, we would need to use light massagers and remove any excess materials.
That way, the gloves both feel and look normal and wouldn't cause harm. (Safety hazards and info included)
Project Methodology Cont.
Once mass produced, we can focus on our goal of preventing osteoarthritis.
We will convince the school board to allow us to distribute our gloves among a class that has high writing assignments.

Assignments that do a lot of writing stress the hands and lead to the development of osteoarthritis.
Project Methodology Cont.
The gloves not only prevent osteoarthritis but they also ease the people that developed osteoarthritis pain.
We will find one of our local hospitals and demonstrate our gloves and ask to prescribe our gloves to their patients.
The gloves will ease their pain and relieve them of their symptoms.
Available Resources
Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI)
A multi-center, longitudinal, prospective observational study of knee osteoarthritis, and is the largest of its kind.
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Disease (NIAMS) and the National Institute on Aging (NIA) coordinate Osteoarthritis Initiative.
Their interest in our glove would be because it targets the patients of the disease and markets for them. (UCSF - Dept of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics, 2013)
Available Resources
Arthritis Research Institute of America (ARIA)
Formed in 1988, and ever since spent 100% of its efforts towards osteoarthritis research.
The research consists of identifying the risk factors of that increase the chances of having osteoarthritis.
They will be able to be a source of support in our idea of a possible osteoarthritis reliever and help us find target patients in need of pretreatment.
Image taken from Sentinel Square
Image taken from National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
Available Resources
Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)
OARSI studies and specializes in osteoarthritis; their goals are to research possible treatments for osteoarthritis.
Both of these goals coincide with ours in developing our glove.
Image taken from Washington University, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Available Resources
Arthritis Foundation (AF)
AF has provided relief for arthritis patients for the past six decades
Image taken from Arthritis Foundation
AF has funded multiple projects that work towards new treatment for arthritis and they aim to improve mobility in people with osteoarthritis.
Since our glove deals with osteoarthritis; it will allow us to get funding for our project.
Available Resources
Osteo Relief Institute
The institute works to lessen the pain levels and increase motion, using the least invasive techniques.
They could also be our starting point for our base mass production for distribution for our gloves. (Osteo Relief Institute, 2012)
Image taken from Osteo Relief Institute
Available Resources
American Arthritis Society (AAS)
The AAS promotes permanent relief research for Americans with osteoarthritis.
The AAS is in a partnership with Orthopedics Research and Education Foundation which funds arthritis research projects in leading hospitals.
Available Resources
They could also fund our project into development.
European Society of Clinical and Economics Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO)
ESCEO is a non-profit organization dedicated to a variety of activities such as interactions with regulators and health policy makers, who are responsible for the registration of drugs that manage osteoporosis and osteoarthritis and provide practitioners with the latest clinical and economic information so they can have a cost-conscious perspective.
Image taken from Yolande Piette Communication

-Phone Number: 1-888-554-2742
-Website: PreventArthritis.org
-Address: 300 South Duncan Avenue Suite 188

Email: Oarsi@oarsi.org
Website: Oarsi.org
Address: 15000 Commerce Parkway, Mt. Caurel, NT 08054, USA
Phone Number: 856-439-1385
Fax: 856-439-0525

Website: Arthritis.org
Address: 1330 W. Peachtree Street; Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30309
Phone Number: 404-872-7100
Address: 115 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ
Phone Number: 1-201-840-1980
Website: Osteoreliefinstitute.com
Email: Service@americanarthritis.org
Website: Americanarthitis.org
Address: American Arthritis Society P. O. Box 271010 Minneapolis, MN 55427
Website: ESCEO.org
Email: ESCEOasbl@skynet.be
Address: Godefroid Kurth 4 4020, LIEGE Belgium
Project Summary
Osteoarthritis affects millions of people, and our solution is the osteoarthritis gloves.
The glove not only will prevent any future cases of osteoarthritis but also ease the patients already with osteoarthritis.
The glove vibrates to relax the muscles and doesn't impair movement or cause side effects like drugs.
Once mass-produced, we can appeal to the school board, then distribute the gloves to hand straining classes for the students and prevent any future cases of osteoarthritis.
The alternative is to go to one of our local hospitals and recommend our glove to their patients and ease the pains of the osteoarthritis.
We will prevent and solve the problem of hand osteoarthritis with these steps.
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- WebMD (2005-2013) retrieved from http://www.webmd.com

- Osteoarthritis: Diagnosis and Theraputic Considerations (2013). Retrieved from http://aafp.org

- AAS(2013) retrieved from http://Arthoinfro.aaas.org/topic.cfm?=A00224

- UCSF- Dept of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics. (2013). Study Overview and Objectives. Retrieved from http://oai.epi-ucsf.org/datarelease/StudyOverview.asp
- Arthritis Research Institute of America. (2012). Arthritis Research. Retrieved from http://preventarthritis.org/about-us/arthritis-research/

- Osteoarthritis Research Society International. (2013). About OARSI. Retrieved from http://www.oarsi.org/index2.cfm?
- Osteo Relief Institute. (2012). What is Osteo Relief Institute?. Retreived from http://www.osteoreliefarthritisinstitute.com/about.html
· American Arthritis Society. (2010). Research. Retrieved from http://www.americanarthritis.org/portal/loader.php?navigation=8984&seite=we_can_help__research

· European Society For Clinical And Economic Aspects Of Osteoporosis And Osteoarthritis. (2009). ABOUT ESCEO. Retrieved from http://esceo.org/about_ESCEO

- Arthritis Foundation. (2011). What We Do. Retrieved from http://www.arthritis.org/about-us/what-we-do/

- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(2013)
Retrieved from http://cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/osteoarthritis.htm

-Rumble pads, etc.
-Target Sites: proximal phalangeal joint. &
proximal metacarpular joint

Picture taken from the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary
-Rechargeable battery operated

-Internally heated
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