The Itanium Solutions Alliance announced their selection for the 2009 Innovation Award Winner in the Humanitarian Impact category. The winner was Sweden’s Kiwok Nordic AB for its work in developing the BodyKom Series remote ECG monitor. The BodyKom unit allows heart patients to live independently while their heart is monitored through a wireless network powered by Itanium-based hardware.
We are delighted to have received so many worthy entries to our Innovations Awards program this year and would like to thank all the companies from across the world who submitted their Itanium-based projects,” said Joan Jacobs, president and executive director of the Itanium Solutions Alliance. “With so many outstanding deployments to choose from, the judges had the difficult task of selecting the Humanitarian Impact winner and category finalists. The organizations recognized this year are to be congratulated for their innovative work, and for demonstrating the power of Itanium-based platforms to tackle intricate business problems and drive singular solutions to global challenges.”
As a spokesman for the whole Kiwok team, I am most honored to receive this prestigious award,” said Bjorn Soderberg, sales and marketing director, Kiwok. “But it wouldn’t have been possible to create this solution without our core partners, the Karolinska University Hospital, HP, Fair Isaac and Wireless Independent Provider. This award we also see as the start for our international launch, with the goal to have the BodyKom solution up and running in new markets within the coming 12 months.”
For more info on the Humanitarian category award as well as the other finalists, read the full release here.