The Welch Allyn RetinaVue 700 Imager by Hillrom was designed to make retinal exams simple and affordable for primary healthcare providers. This easy-to-use smart camera automates retina imaging with auto-alignment, auto-focus, and auto-capture features. The device offers flexible workflow options, including connecting with electronic medical record systems and Wi-Fi, enabling efficient information transfer and seamless integration into a clinical workflow. The Imager can be incorporated in a RetinaVue care delivery model to help primary healthcare providers increase access to diabetic retinal exams to improve patient outcomes while lowering healthcare costs.
Designed by: Hillrom, Frontline Care R&D
AliveCor KardiaMobile 6L is a compact, noninvasive ECG machine that puts arrhythmia detection into the hands of physicians and patients anywhere. It delivers a six-axis view into the heart—impressive for a mobile ECG device. Its deep learning neural networks combined with an AI-enabled platform helps patients and clinicians detect atrial fibrillation, the most common arrhythmia that also has a highly elevated risk of stroke. Traditional multi-lead ECGs require in-clinic devices that are cumbersome. With the KardiaMobile 6L, operation is simple, requiring no stickers, no bulky devices, and no invasive procedures. Simply hold the device with your thumbs and left leg.
Designed by: Nichole Rouillac, IDSA, Jon Lau and Robin Hubbard of level design sf and Simon Prakash and Lauren Meleney of AliveCor for AliveCor
The REAL Immersive System is a simple, portable rehabilitation tool that can be used at a patient’s bedside, in a therapy gym, or a mobile health location. It’s an immersive virtual reality and display system that tracks upper extremity rehabilitation exercises for adults who have symptoms related to a stroke or a neurodegenerative disease. It is the first virtual reality system that is purpose-built from the ground up for rehabilitation in a healthcare environment. REAL uses multiple body sensors and a unique headset designed specifically for patients with limited strength and mobility. To make rehab fun, the immersive activities employ all the tricks of game design to engage the patient and keep them motivated. Because the system is wireless, the therapist can help with a patient’s movement and the patient will see their avatar moving like it is their own body, which encourages development of new neural pathways.
Designed by: Katie Broughton, Matt Bettman, Chris Strahm and Rachel Wallace of Delve and Real Immersive System Development Team for Penumbra
Access to eye care is taken for granted in the first world. But for over 2.5 billion people living in smaller communities in developing countries, little help is available. Many nonprofit organizations provide free or affordable glasses to developing countries, but among the population, there is little awareness about vision correction and, therefore, little demand for the glasses. Vision screening typically requires trained professionals that use expensive equipment. In contrast, ClickCheck is a self-screening solution that costs under $5 to produce (affordable for an NGO to provide for free) and is designed to be passed from person to person, thus propagating awareness as it goes. It needs no training to use. The ultra-simplicity and low cost of this solution has made it a success where other vision screening apps or kits have failed.
Designed by: Paul Hatch, FIDSA, Andreas Bell, Holly Howes, Ross Brinkman, and Eric Wiegman of TEAMS Design for Essilor
Around 40% of men and 24% of women suffer from snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Snoozeal treats one of the root causes of snoring: over-relaxation of the tongue. It uses low-intensity electrical pulses to train the tongue muscles. Snoozeal does not need to be worn at night, meaning treatment can be performed where and when convenient, greatly increasing compliance and efficacy. It only needs to be used daily for 20 minutes for six weeks to be effective. The device consists of a mouthpiece, a main unit, and an associated app. Snoozeal adjusts the treatment plan according to the speed of improvement.
Designed by: PDR for Signifier Medical Technologies Ltd.
The Portable Water Flosser F3 lets you floss wherever you are. It can be shrunk to the size of a mobile phone and carried with you. The F3 achieves this compact footprint by ingeniously integrating the water tank with the flosser. When it’s time to floss, simply slide the tank and the flosser components apart. Remove the nozzle from its storage spot and affix it atop the device. Fill the tank with water. The one-touch button on the side offers three cleaning modes. When not in use, the F3 is at home on the countertop, looking like an elegant bottle of perfume.
Designed by: Zhou Ying, Zheng Jinpeng, Qiao Hongtao and Liu Ying Xi of Wuxi Qinghe Xiaobei Technology Co., Ltd.
Cuddly Bird is a double-stimulating progressive vibrator that creates a closed-loop experience for women from foreplay to orgasm. It was designed for the sex-toy newbie. In Asian culture, women often play a passive role during sex. Most of them are too shy to discover their sexual preferences in order to feel sexual satisfaction. The intention of Cuddly Bird is to encourage Asian women, especially Chinese women, to discover and develop their sexual preferences and set them free from traditional bounds.
Designed by: Yujie Chen, Fengming Chen, Shaolong Chen, Ching-Lang Chen and Siting Lin of inDare Design Strategy Limited for Courage & Wisdom, Shenzhen Youxing Technology Co., Ltd.
The Ceribell Rapid Response EEG is a portable electroencephalogram for use in hospitals to quickly monitor brain activity and detect dangerous subconscious seizures. Traditional EEG machines are large, expensive, and difficult to use. Ceribell is compact and lightweight, comprised of a headband and controller. This portability means that Ceribell can be used within minutes of a patient's arrival at a hospital. In addition to its portability, Ceribell’s biggest benefit is that it turns electronic brain wave signals into sound patterns so that any nurse or caregiver can instantly hear when a seizure is happening, instead of waiting for a neurologist to decode signals.
Designed by: Dan Harden, IDSA, and Cole Derby of Whipsaw, Inc. for Ceribell