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Edison Nation Medical is searching for innovative improvements to the patient gown.



Thursday, March 21, 2013
at 11:59PM Pacific Time.

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Patient gowns can usually be found among the top complaints of hospital patients. From the constant draft to the embarrassment of revealing a little too much to family and friends during your hospital stay, the design of the patient gown leaves much to be desired. Did you know the patient gown hasn’t changed much at all since the early 1900s? Edison Nation Medical is hoping to change that.

Edison Nation Medical is seeking innovations to the design of today’s hospital patient gown. In addition to discomfort, the current gown design can also lead to complications, such as surgical hypothermia. When submitting your ideas, please consider the needs of health care providers in addition to the patient. Make sure your gown is easy to clean (no Velcro!) and has a low production cost (keep in mind the average hospital gown retails for $2 – $3 per piece).


We ask for well-communicated ideas. This includes filling out our easy-to-use submission form to the best of your ability. Upload images, sketches and any other media that support your idea. Tell us your story. We even encourage you to create a video demonstrating your innovation. Don’t worry. We don’t expect you to break out your inner Spielberg. Please keep videos to less than 2 minutes.

Your submission should be unique and protectable (we love to see patented ideas but that isn’t required).

Each idea costs just $25 ($20 for Edison Nation Medical Insiders) to submit. Click here for more details on Innovation Searches.

The deadline for this search has passed.
Thank you to all who submitted ideas.


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If my idea is selected, what do I get?

If your idea is selected for licensing, we will remain in contact with you and our partner from the moment the deal is signed until it is ready for the marketplace. Our team negotiates competitive royalty structures and all licensing revenues are split 50/50 with you, the original inventor.

Why do I have to pay $25?

$25 is a nominal fee to help offset the costs Edison Nation takes on to review each idea that's submitted. It is a one-time cost. If your idea is selected for licensing, we will navigate the road to commercialization -- all at no cost to you. If you are an Edison Nation Insider, the submission fee is only $20!

What do I need to submit?

We'll review all ideas, whether it's a sketch on a napkin or a prototyped invention. You don't need a patent to submit an idea to Edison Nation.

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