Garmin Announces 2022 Health Awards Winners, Recognizing Solutions Using Its Tech
The tech company granted three awards in the Engagement, Health Care, and Insurance categories
Garmin International has announced the winners of the 2022 Garmin Health Awards. The 4th annual Garmin Health Summit by Garmin International, held on the 29th and 30th of September in Rome, recognized innovative health care and wellness solutions that utilize Garmin technology.
Three awards for Most Innovative Solutions were given in the categories of Engagement, Health Care, and Insurance. Finalists had to present a three minute pitch video during the Garmin Health Summit and answer questions from an expert panel that included a Garmin Health representative.
The 2022 Garmin Health Awards recipients were chosen based on their solutions, scalability, uniqueness, and integration of Garmin products such as smartwatches, fitness trackers, and smart scales. The winners received up to 50 Garmin wearables worth $10,000.
“Garmin Health is proud to again recognize some of the world’s most promising health and wellness solutions,” said Jörn Watzke, Garmin Health senior director of global B2B sales. “The innovation and creativity shown by this year’s applicants is truly inspiring, and we congratulate our winners for creating innovative and meaningful solutions that successfully leverage physiological data to provide long-term benefits.”
Here are the 2022 Garmin Health Awards winners in each category and finalists:
Winner: Wild AI (Great Britain), an app that assists women at all stages of life in training, eating, and recovery.
- NudgeLabs (Sweden), which provides biometric and tech-enabled live coaching to improve employee performance.
- Wondercise Technology Corporation (Taiwan), a fitness app with a training system, personal wellness monitor, and a social media community.
Category: Health Care
Winner: Kyushu Institute of Technology (Japan)
The Shibata & Sozo Lab conducted a study using Garmin vívosmart 4 wearables. The study, Predicting and Forecasting Parkinson’s Disease Patients’ Wearing-Off, assists researchers in predicting and forecasting wearing-off periods in Parkinson’s disease patients.
- Defense Innovation Unit (US)
An infection disease awareness algorithm, Rapid Analysis of Threat Exposure (RATE), uses biometric data from commercial wearables and utilizes machine learning to generate a score indicating how likely someone is to be infected with an illness.
- Aparito (Great Britain)
Atom5, an iOS and Android-compatible platform for collecting patient data for hybrid and decentralized clinical trials in order to streamline the drug development process.
Winner: Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
Creator of an app, Digital Health Keeper BAM, which provides a comprehensive health management application based on biological age.
- YuLife (Great Britain)
Finalist YuLife provides financial products that improve lives and reward well-being, such as group life insurance, group income protection, and critical illness coverage.
- Income Insurance Limited (Singapore)
SNACK By Income – SNACKFIT, a lifestyle-based insurance offering that provides additional insurance coverage based on biological age
Garmin is expected to hold its third quarter 2022 earnings conference call on October 26. The tech company recently launched its inReach Messenger, a communication device that includes two-way texting, location sharing, and an SOS feature. The 4 ounce messenger enables communication even when the user is outside of cellular coverage zones.
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