Podimetrics today announced that the Podimetrics Remote Temperature Monitoring (RTM) System has been selected as the Bronze Winner in the Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Products category of the 20th Annual Medical Design and Excellence Awards competition. The 2018 winning products were announced at the MDEA Ceremony held Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in conjunction with MD&M East at the Jacob K Javits Convention Center in New York.

The Podimetrics RTM System employs a “telemedicine mat” and an online portal for clinical decision support to monitor foot temperature for detecting signs of inflammation in the feet, which may lead to complications like diabetic foot ulcers. The system has a “great form factor and integration of electronics/algorithms,” noted juror Eric Richardson, associate teaching professor at Rice University.

The MDEA’s are the medical technology industry’s premier design competition committed to searching for the world’s highest caliber finished medical devices, products, systems, or packing available on the market. The awards program celebrates the achievements of the medical device manufacturers, their suppliers, and the many people behind the scenes – engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians – who are responsible for the cutting-edge products that are saving lives; improving patient healthcare; and transforming medtech – one innovation at a time. Other 2018 winners include Eli Lilly and Company, Ethicon US LLC, Medtronic Inc., and DePuy . Synthes Companies.

The 2018 MDEA Juror Panel selected 42 exceptional finalists in nine medical technology product categories. Products were judged based on design and engineering innovation; function and user-relation innovation; patient benefits; business benefits; and overall benefit to the healthcare system. Unlike other design competitions that are merely styling contests, the MDEA jury is comprised of a balance of practicing doctors, nurses, technicians, alongside industrial designers, engineers, manufacturers, and human factors experts. For more information about the Medical Design Excellence Awards – including additional details about the manufacturers and suppliers that created the 2017 MDEA-winning products – visit the MDEA website at www.MDEAwards.com or e-mail: mdea@ubm.com.