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Innovation By Design Awards 2017

Innovation By Design Awards 2017

Fast Company’s sixth annual Innovation By Design Awards drew more than 2,500 submissions. The 299 honorees, chosen by expert judges in 13 categories, represent the best products, services, interfaces, and ideas of 2017. Read on and get inspired.

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Innovation By Design 2017 Categories

Health

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Consumer products geared towards health and well-being, including apps, medical devices, fitness trackers, and athletic equipment.

Winners

The Willow Pump

The Willow Pump

An all-in-one smart breast pump that works inside a bra, collects milk in an internal bag, and tracks volume through an app, without any dangling cords or bottles.

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Finalists

Capsule

Capsule

A digital platform that allows consumers, doctors, hospitals, insurers, and pharmaceutical companies to communicate in real time, streamlining the process of delivering and refilling prescriptions.

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eSight 3

eSight 3

A wearable device that restores sight to the legally blind and those with low vision.

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Rise Sleep Coaching System

Rise Sleep Coaching System

A sleep coaching program for athletes that includes the Rise Coaching App; sleep plans tailored to a player’s needs; and hardware such as UV glasses, sleep mask, and bed sensors.

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Round Health

Round Health

A bottle and an app designed to help people manage prescription medications.

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Spot On

Spot On

A period and birth control-tracking app powered by Planned Parenthood.

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Universal Baby Box Program

Universal Baby Box Program

The Baby Box Co. provides baby products packaged in boxes that double as sleeping spaces for babies.

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What3words

What3words

What3words is a global addressing system that allows NGOs to locate patients and provide care in countries where millions of people live in informal settlements.

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Woobi Play

Woobi Play

Woobi Play is an anti-pollution mask for children ages 6 and older. It filters at least 95% of dangerous airborne particulate matter. 

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Honorable Mentions

BrightMatter

BrightMatter

The BrightMatter anastomosis kit by Synaptive Medical is an educational training kit for neurosurgeons, designed to simulate brain surgery tasks.

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Collective Health

Collective Health

An internal admin service platform that allows for personalized and efficient interactions between consumers and health insurance providers.

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Habit

Habit

An at-home biological testing kit that lets users collect their own genomic and other biological data, which can then be used to create personalized nutrition plans.

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Novartis-Penn Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics

Novartis-Penn Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics

The new facilities of the Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics, a cancer treatment research center at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia, designed by CannonDesign.

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NYP OnDemand

NYP OnDemand

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's digital health services for patients and providers.

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Redivus App

Redivus App

Redivus Health's mobile app is designed to prevent medical errors by guiding health-care providers through treatment protocols in critical, time-sensitive situations.

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Taltz Injections

Taltz Injections

Eli Lilly and IDEO collaborated on these easy-to-use, self-injection devices.

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Virtual Behavioral Health

Virtual Behavioral Health

Carolinas HealthCare System's novel platform for virtually screening and delivering psychiatric care to patients, using human-centered design thinking.

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Zocdoc Patient-Powered Search

Zocdoc Patient-Powered Search

A mobile and desktop search tool for patients.

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