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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