How do I find occupational therapists to discuss an idea/are you one?
January 3, 2017 7:39 AM   Subscribe

I recently stumbled an awesome research project that I'm thinking could be a great breakthrough for treatment of pain and weakness due to conditions such as stroke, chronic pain, etc. I want to talk to people who could give me some context as to whether it makes sense, but have zero real business/marketing/whatever this is experience. Can you help direct me?

Of course, if you ARE an OT/PT/rehabilitation specialist, I'd LOVE to talk to you, but Mefi is not a market research firm obviously, etc etc. So PLEASE reach out if you are and feel like sharing expertise - it would be so highly appreciated! But the official question is, how do I go about this?

I'm not going to talk about the specific idea here for now, though it may be open source some time soon.

Thank you Mefi!
posted by namesarehard to Work & Money (2 answers total)
Perhaps you can contact a graduate student in a PT program at a university near you, and talk about using his/her resources to research your idea's effectiveness, side-effects, opportunity cost, etc. This would come well before marketing, and would underpin a marketing campaign, is my interpretation of what you're saying.
posted by Capri at 9:15 AM on January 3, 2017

Are you interested in doing scientific research or are you interested in starting a business to sell a product? These are different things and your post seems to confuse the two.
posted by demiurge at 9:27 AM on January 3, 2017

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