The Fast Company World Changing Ideas Awards recognize trailblazing companies aiming to tackle immense world issues such as climate change or population health, with past winners including a startup with an electric airplane and the Netflix documentary Chasing Coral.
Out of a field of over 2,000 entries, Fast Company editors, writers, and outside judges selected Corindus Vascular Robotics as a finalist in the Developing World Technology and Health and Wellness categories. Our “world changing idea” is redefining telemedicine from strictly a diagnostic tool to a means to treat patients remotely via “tele-treatment.” Corindus is paving the way for large-scale, long-distance telerobotic intervention platforms across the globe.
Dr. Tejas Patel’s landmark remote percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs), performed with 20 miles between the physician and the patient last year, served as the foundation of our submission for this recognition. The world’s first remote PCI procedures, performed using CorPath GRX with developmental remote technology, demonstrated the system’s ability to deliver timely, specialized treatment to underserved patient populations regardless of geographic location or socioeconomic status. The technology also allows all physicians to perform highly precise interventional procedures to optimize patient outcomes.
Patients suffering from highly emergent and time sensitive events, like heart attack and stroke, stand to benefit tremendously from remote vascular robotic technology. These time critical procedures led Corindus to pursue a new indication for neurovascular treatment that is currently in review with the FDA. If you would like to learn more about CorPath GRX’s pending indication in neurovascular intervention, Dr. Aquilla Turk, CMO for neuro-endovascular treatment, spoke recently to Health Data Management about it here.
See the list below for companies that won in each category in 2019:
General Excellence: Aira, Aira
Advertising: Uncensored Playlist, DDB Group Germany
AI and Data: Flood Concern, One Concern
Apps: Aira, Aira
Consumer Products: Roo, Planned Parenthood and Work & Co
Creativity: Outrider Bomb Blast, Blue Cadet and Outrider
Developing World Technology: Banqu, Banqu
Energy: Energy Vault, Energy Vault
Experimental: Spinnova, Spinnova
Food: Apeel, Apeel Sciences
Health and Wellness: Butterfly iQ, Butterfly iQ
Social Justice: Upsolve, Upsolve
Spaces, Places, and Cities: Ryse Commons, Ryse
Transportation: EPIC Chassis, Motiv
World Changing Company of the Year: IBM
Pick up the print edition of Fast Company when it hits newsstands on April 16 to see the full rundown of winners, finalists and honorable mentions for the World Changing Ideas Awards. You can also follow @FastCompany on social media and search the hashtag #FCWorldChangingIdeas to get even more insights.