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Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards 2015 Finalists Announced

Bluetooth SIG Announces Finalists For The 2015 Bluetooth® Breakthrough Awards

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) have announced the finalists for the 2015 Bluetooth® Breakthrough Awards. Congratulations to all the finalists (as listed below). An overall winner, along with four category winners, will be announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona, Spain on the 2nd March.

“The submissions for this year’s Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards really run the gamut, from fun and novel to life-improving,” said Mark Powell, executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. “Our finalists this year touch on practically every market, including smart home, health and wellness, retail, accessories, consumer electronics, and even public transport. Bluetooth wireless technology is the common thread that brings all these devices, and the broader Internet of Things, together.”

Finalists by Category:

Breakthrough Products

  • BusAccess®, smart public transport application and product (GeoMobile GmbH)
  • Microsoft Band, fitness tracker (Microsoft Corporation)
  • Nova, smartphone flash accessory and application (SneakySquid LLC)
  • SMART kapp, Bluetooth® enabled whiteboard (SMART Technologies)
  • SwingTracker, motion monitor for softball/baseball bats (Diamond Kinetics)
  • Zuli Smartplug, smart plug/outlet adapter (Zuli)

Breakthrough Applications

  • Cub Connect™, lawn tractor and application (Cub Cadet)
  • Oral-B Application, electronic toothbrush and application (Procter & Gamble)
  • ReSound Smart™, hearing aid and application (ReSound)
  • Riccardo Application, in-store beacon system and retail application (AMP Media Group)

Breakthrough Prototypes

  • COBI​, wireless hub and hands-free bicycle system (iCradle GmbH)
  • FITGuard, Bluetooth® enabled mouth guard (Force Impact Technologies)
  • FreeWavz, wireless headphones with fitness tracking capabilities (hEar Gear, Inc)
  • Noke, Bluetooth enabled padlock (FŪZ Designs)
  • oort, home automation system and hub (Oort Technologies)
  • SmartMat, sensor-laden yoga mat (SmartMat)

Breakthrough Student

  • Santiago Ambit, WeOn Glasses
  • Christopher Morales, BlueFly
  • Olivia Siller, Bluetooth® Diabetic Pump
  • Kenneth Shinozuka, Wearable Sensors for Healthcare Innovation
  • Jody Vankeuren, CAPD Bluetooth
  • Sarah White, Fitwell