Cat's Iron Will ALS
THE VISIONEERS 2016 SUMMIT HAS CONCLUDED. WE APPLAUD ALL OF THE 2016 VISIONEERS TEAMS FOR PRESENTING VIABLE, POTENTIAL XPRIZE CONCEPTS.
Removing ALS patients from death row
“Right now, ALS patients rapidly lose the ability to walk, speak, and breathe. They can't lift up a fork. They can't hug their children. Daily tasks become difficult and then impossible. We want to change this. We want to challenge the world to find a solution.”
- CAT'S ALS TEAM
For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. As the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, Caterpillar and its global employees are committed to innovation around iron – making its machines and engines more productive, enhancing safety and improving sustainability. As part of Caterpillar’s focus on enhancing its innovation culture, the company is encouraging teams to Think Big. Act Fast. Start Small. They are also a partner of Singularity University.
Caterpillar hopes to remove the barriers to progress to finding a cure for ALS, which currently has no known cure. Former Caterpillar group president, Ed Rapp, who served for more than 36 years, is currently battling the disease. He has been a model of what an innovative leader should strive to be, and is much beloved by Caterpillar employees around the world.