Best New Products of 2010: The 17 Edison 2010 Gold Awards

There were more gold, silver, and bronze honors awarded at the Edison Best New Product Awards than ever before.  It must have been tough for the judges, who included Thomas A's own grand niece, Sarah Miller Caldicot, to decide on which new products would receive the Gold Awards, but they did - in 15 product categories. In addition, the committee awarded two Golds in a 16th category: The Green Awards.  

Here are the 17 Edison 2010 Gold Awards For Best New Products.

 

Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Science and Medical Gold Award

Harmonic Blade For Orthopedic Surgery, from Ethicon Endosurgery

This multifunctional blade vibrates at nearly supersonic speed, but the blade never gets hot.  The Harmonic Blade is for soft tissue surgery and is designed to reduce bleeding.

 

Harmonic Blade for soft tissue surgery, Ethicon EndosurgeryHarmonic Blade for soft tissue surgery, Ethicon Endosurgery

 

 

Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Science and Medical Game Changer Gold Award

MicroCHIPS’ Illume™ Continuous Glucose Management System, from MicroCHIPS

MicroCHIPS implantMicroCHIPS implantThis is a new category for the Edison Awards, acknowledging technologies that are revolutionary and have major impact on science and/or medicine.  In this case MicroCHIPS, implanted intelligent devices originally developed by MIT, has been awarded for its first product in development, a continuous glucose monitoring system for diabetics that will wirelessly deliver constant information about glucose levels to a diabetic patient and/or his caregiver, including alerts if the condition requires immediate intervention.

 

Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Electronics and Computers Gold Award

3M™ Littmann® Electronic Stethoscope Model 3200 with Zargis Cardioscan™ Heart Sound Analysis Software: 3M and Zargis3M™ Littmann® Electronic Stethoscope Model 3200 with Zargis Cardioscan™ Heart Sound Analysis Software: 3M and Zargis 3M™ Littmann® Electronic Stethoscope Model 3200 with Zargis Cardioscan™ Heart Sound Analysis Software, from 3M and Zargis.

• Zargis Cardioscan software pairs with the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope Model 3200 to guide the clinician through four main cardiac sites, then after approximately one minute, indicates whether or not the patient possesses a suspected diastolic or systolic murmur, and whether or not the murmur is suspected to be a class I indication for echocardiography referral.

• Zargis StethAssist software, included with the Littmann Electronic Stethoscope Model 3200, allows clinicians to visualize heart, lung and other body sounds, play recordings at slow speeds to hear more clearly, and save recordings for comparison to future auscultations.

• StethAssist and Cardioscan recordings and related patient notes are stored electronically and can also be sent to colleagues for a second opinion.

 


Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Media & Visual Communications Gold Award

Kindle 2 Digital Reader, AmazonKindle 2 Digital Reader, AmazonKindle 2 Digital Reader, from Amazon.com

The Kindle, but better.  The newest Kindle comes with 3G wireless that works in 100 countries, and even works wirelessly in your home - with no setup and no monthly bills. A few other new gizmos too! (See Kindle here)

 

 

 

 

 

Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Energy and Sustainability: Sustainability Gold Award

Prima Recyclable Bottles, Prima Bottled WaterPrima Recyclable Bottles, Prima Bottled Water

Prima Bottled Water Packaging, from Prima Bottled Water

 

Plant-based plastic water bottles biodegrades in only 30 days. (See Prima Water)

 

 






Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Energy and Sustainability: Energy Gold Award

Honeywell Wind Turbine, from Windtronics

When there's no wind to be had, the Honeywell Wind Turbine makes hay - I mean wind.  It can make energy with as little as 2 mph wind speeds due to its Blade Tip Power System that can generate energy through the tips of the blades rather than a mechanical center blade.  The Honeywell claims to be 'the highest output, lowest cost per kWh installed turbine ever made in class and size.  It's made for home as well as commercial use.

 

Honeywell Wind Turbine, WindtronicsHoneywell Wind Turbine, Windtronics

 


Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Technology Gold Award


3M Mobile Projection Technology, from 3M

 

Download a presentation from your computer, cell phone, iPod, iPhone, or PDA onto a micro SD card, pop it into this bably, and make your presentation anywhere. You can even integrate your speakers. (See MPro 150)

 

3M™ MPro1503M™ MPro150

 


Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Transportation Gold Award

Tata Nano, Tata MotorsTata Nano, Tata MotorsTata Nano Automobile, from Tata Motors

What a car! And for less than $3000!













Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Industrial Design Gold Award

Sole Power Roof Tiles, from SRS Energy

Cool solar tiles that can be integrated seamlessly into your own clay tiles. Our story about the Sole Power Roof Tiles is here.

 

Sole Power Roof Tiles, SRS EnergySole Power Roof Tiles, SRS Energy

 

 

Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Lifestyle and Social Impact Gold Award

GE Hybrid Water Heater, General ElectricGE Hybrid Water Heater, General ElectricGE Hybrid Water Heater, from GE Consumer & Industrial Appliances


The Hybrid's new technology draws in ambient heat from the surrounding air using two variable speed fans.  There are also two electric heating modes in the lower tank coiled around the tank.  Refrigerant, heated by the compressor, circulates through the coils to heat water in the tank.  The Hybrid has various settings accessible from an LCD push-button display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Living, Working & Learning Environments, Gold Award

Affordable Housing, from The Phoenix Commotion

This company builds homes from the scrap material left by builders and artisans.  It also trains unskilled people to participate in the building.  Here is a whole page of videos about the work this company has done.

 

Phoenix Commotion Home by Dan Phillips: via treespacestudio.comPhoenix Commotion Home by Dan Phillips: via treespacestudio.com

 

 

Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Consumer Packaged Goods - Personal Care Segment Gold Award

Always® Infinity Feminine Protection Pads, from Procter & Gamble

"Feminine protection combining breakthrough comfort and protection in a flexible, non-cellulose pad." (See Infinity Pads)

 

 Always Infinity Feminine Protection Pads, Proctor & GambleAlways Infinity Feminine Protection Pads, Proctor & Gamble

 

 

 

Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Consumer Packaged Goods - Food Segment Gold Award

Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Mixes, from General Mills

"First line of mass marketed gluten-free mixes offers high taste appeal and reasonable prices." (See BC Gluten Free)

 

Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Mixes, General MillsBetty Crocker Gluten-Free Mixes, General Mills

 


Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Consumer Packaged Goods - Household Segment Gold Award

Purex Complete 3-In-1 Laundry Sheets, by Henkel

When Henkel says 3-In-1, that's what it means.  One sheet will handle the washing, drying, and static removal of your clothes.  Start by dropping the sheet into your washer with your clothes - no other detergent is required. (See Purex Complete)

 

Purex Complete 3-In-1 Laundry Sheets, HenkelPurex Complete 3-In-1 Laundry Sheets, Henkel

 

 

Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Consumer Packaged Goods - Consumer Drug Segment Gold Award

Aligh Probiotic Food Supplement, Proctor & GambleAligh Probiotic Food Supplement, Proctor & GambleAlign® Probiotic Food Supplement, from Procter & Gamble

 

 "A daily probiotic food supplement that helps build and maintain a healthy, balanced digestive system." (See Align Probiotic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edison Best New Product Awards 2010:
Green Awards, Gold Winners

Greesburg Kansas destroyed by tornadoes in 2007: via gliving.comGreesburg Kansas destroyed by tornadoes in 2007: via gliving.comRebuilding The City Of Greensburg, Greensburg, Kansas

Greensburgs was flattened in 2007 by tornadoes.  But it's back on its feet now, rebuilding with all green practices and living up to the name of Greensburg.

 

 


Kohl's Department Stores

Solar electricity on Kohl's Department StoresSolar electricity on Kohl's Department Stores You may not have known this but Kohl's is "the largest host of solar electricity in the world."  Indeed Kohl's has a major commitment to becoming green in many areas of its business, including recycling, waste reduction, new building designs, reduction of miles by trucks, bio-diesel fuel, and green incentives for customers.

 

 

 

 

 

Great accomplishments, aren't they?  If you would like to see the winners of the silver, bronze and finalist awards, visit the Edison 2010 Award Winners Page.

Sources: In addition to Edison Awards, information and images were obtained from the winners' websites, unless otherwise noted.  To check out last year's Edison winners, visit our entry here.

 

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