AnthroTronix Wins Gold Edison Award™ for Mobile Medical Application
Brain health assessment tool DANA™ top winner in the medical testing & evaluation category
Silver Spring, Md. – AnthroTronix (www.atinc.com), an engineering research and development firm committed to optimizing the interaction between people and technology, announced today that it received the gold award in the medical testing & evaluation category at the 2015 Edison Awards™ for its development of DANA™, a mobile neurobehavioral tool that assesses cognitive impairment and provides baseline data on brain health.
The Edison Awards, named in honor of legendary inventor Thomas Alva Edison, has recognized innovations and innovators in the global market for more than 25 years. The 2015 Edison Award™ winners were announced last night at the Edison Awards Annual Gala in New York City.
“There are few tools that clinicians and other health providers can use to track changes or find impairments in cognitive functioning easily and quickly,” said Cori Lathan, founder and CEO of AnthroTronix. “By recognizing DANA™, the Edison Awards has brought this issue to light and acknowledged the value of technology that makes tracking brain health more attainable.”
DANA™, which recently received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is a phone and tablet-based application that works on both the Android and iOS operating systems. DANA™ allows medical professionals to quickly, easily, and effectively check the brain’s vital signs whenever concerns for changes in cognitive or psychological status are present. DANA™ is also currently being used as a research tool in studies about dementia, depression, acute concussion, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The Edison Awards nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation. This year’s other winners in the medical testing & evaluation category include Exact Sciences, Barco, and ImPACT Applications, Inc. Additional winners in other categories include PepsiCo, Gillette, LG Electronics, Lenovo, and Motorola Solutions.