AnthroTronix Honored as 2005 Tech Museum Awards Laureate

Top Five Finalists to Share $250,000 Prize for Applying Technology to Improve Quality of Life Around the World SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (September 22, 2005) — Today, AnthroTronix, Inc., a human factors engineering and research and development company, was named a 2005 Tech Museum Awards Laureate. The Tech Museum of Innovation, located in San Jose, California, announced 25 Laureates for the prestigious awards program, which celebrates those who leverage new and existing technologies to benefit humanity. AnthroTronix has been named a Laureate for the Knight Ridder Equality Award. “This is a tremendous honor for the dedicated team at AnthroTronix,” explained Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Corinna Lathan.  “Our mission has been tirelessly focused on leveling the playing field for children with disabilities.  Conventional therapeutic and educational tools are low tech and emphasize the specific disability instead of treating the child from the perspective of his/her total environment.  We’ve created a product line that treats the whole child by using technology to motivate and entertain a child while simultaneously addressing developmental goals.  We are launching our first product line, Cosmo’s Learning Systems™ in November.” AnthroTronix developed its innovative learning system and robotic tool that motivates children with disabilities to engage in therapeutic and educational activities.  Approximately 13 percent of all school age children globally have a disability that requires assistance in one or more activities of daily living.  Children with disabilities face access issues that can be the difference between an inclusive and exclusive educational experience.  The AnthroTronix product line, featuring Cosmo’s Learning Systems™ and an interactive robot, CosmoBot™, introduces new technology that changes the future rehabilitation and educational landscape...