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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Consumer products geared towards health and well-being, including apps, medical devices, fitness trackers, and athletic equipment.
Winners 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. Finalists 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.
A wearable device that restores sight to the legally blind and those with low vision.
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.
A bottle and an app designed to help people manage prescription medications.
A period and birth control-tracking app powered by Planned Parenthood.
Universal Baby Box Program
The Baby Box Co. provides baby products packaged in boxes that double as sleeping spaces for babies.
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.
Woobi Play is an anti-pollution mask for children ages 6 and older. It filters at least 95% of dangerous airborne particulate matter.
Honorable Mentions BrightMatter
The BrightMatter anastomosis kit by Synaptive Medical is an educational training kit for neurosurgeons, designed to simulate brain surgery tasks.
An internal admin service platform that allows for personalized and efficient interactions between consumers and health insurance providers.
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.
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.
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's digital health services for patients and providers.
Redivus Health's mobile app is designed to prevent medical errors by guiding health-care providers through treatment protocols in critical, time-sensitive situations.
Eli Lilly and IDEO collaborated on these easy-to-use, self-injection devices.
Virtual Behavioral Health
Carolinas HealthCare System's novel platform for virtually screening and delivering psychiatric care to patients, using human-centered design thinking.
Zocdoc Patient-Powered Search
A mobile and desktop search tool for patients.