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EMS World Innovation Awards 2017: Meet the Finalists

Innovation finalists

EMS World’s Top Innovation Awards recognize companies exhibiting at EMS World Expo that have produced innovative new products or products that have seen significant changes and were launched after August 2016.

Here are the candidates the EMS World judging panel selected as finalists for this year. The Top 20 Innovation Award winners will be profiled in the December 2017 issue of EMS World Magazine.

If you’re attending EMS World Expo in Las Vegas Oct. 16–20, visit the following exhibitors to see how their products, technologies and services will transform the delivery of prehospital care. For more information, visit

Adroit Surgical LLC—Voir Bougie 

  • Booth 853
  • Clearly marked depth brands make intubation safer, faster and more efficient.

Badger Medical Collar—DBA Bariatric Collar LLC 

  • Booth 555
  • This immobilization/extrication collar eliminates the difficulty of cervically immobilizing bariatric patients.

BEAR-iatrics Inc.—BEAR Stair Chair 

  • Booth 636
  • A safe and dependable transport solution for patients weighing 500–700 pounds.

Bound Tree Medical—GermAwayUV Mobile UV-C Sterilizer

  • Booth 1501
  • An adjustable arm provides air and surface disinfection where permanent fixtures aren’t practical.

Bound Tree Medical—UCapIt 

  • Booth 1501
  • Restock, control access and track inventory of medications and products.

Breakthrough Innovations LLC—Rehab Cooling Unit 

  • Booth 621
  • A pump system circulates ice-cold water to instantly begin reducing core body temperature.

CertaDose Inc.—Adult-Pediatric Epinephrine Kit

  • Booth 1225
  • Quickly verify milligram orders with milliliter volume of medication dosing.

CyberLock Inc.—CyberKey Blue 2 

  • Booth 1955
  • The access control device now features Android and iOS compatibility, expanded memory and the ability to update permissions on the go.


  • Booth 1661
  • The isolator’s new design focuses on safety, ergonomics, patient comfort and access to intensive care and emergency procedures.

ESO—Payer Insights 

  • Booth 1407
  • Automated workflows and integration with ESO Health Data Exchange for in-app access to insurance and demographic information.

FlightBridgeED LLC—Ventilator Management Course

  • Booth 629
  • Workshop and publication teaches mechanical ventilation through small lectures and hands-on application.


  • Booth 1334
  • The award-winning secure messaging and mobile telemedicine app now provides real-time ambulance ETA tracking.

Global Traffic Technologies LLC—Opticom Analytics

  • Booth 2107
  • GPS data and a web-based platform provide faster and safer emergency vehicle responses.

H&H Medical Corp.—H*VENT Vented Chest Seal

  • Booth 1444
  • A hex-channel venting system helps prevent occlusion from bodily fluids when used on an open chest injury.

I.M. Lab Inc.—cprCube

  • Booth 954
  • Hands-only CPR trainer lets anyone master chest compressions without a manikin.

ImageTrend—Health Information Hub

  • Booth 1443
  • Bidirectional automatic data exchange connects EMS with hospital EMRs, HIEs and billing information.

IndeeLift Inc.—Human Floor Lifts

  • Booth 848
  • Portable tool for EMS and lift-assist calls folds easily and features all-terrain wheels.


  • Booth 1201
  • Simulation ecosystem incorporates simulator and interactive video debriefing in a single platform.

Karl Storz Endoscopy—C-MAC Premium Pocket Monitor

  • Booth 1025
  • 3.5-inch LCD monitor fits on all C-MAC laryngoscope blades and records images and video on internal memory drive.

King County EMS—Check & Inject Training Program

  • Booth 1330
  • Small kits contain supplies to administer at least two epinephrine doses to an adult or child.

Laerdal Medical—CPRmeter 2

  • Booth 1049
  • Improved features on the CPR feedback device include ergonomic design, larger and brighter screen, longer battery life and Bluetooth technology.

Laerdal Medical—Little Anne QCPR

  • Booth 1049
  • Classic manikin now features Bluetooth technology for objective CPR training feedback to multiple students simultaneously.

Life/form by Nasco Healthcare—CHARLIE Neonatal Trainer

  • Booth 651
  • The resuscitation simulator features interactive ECG simulator and satisfies all NRP neonatal training requirements.

Life/form by Nasco Healthcare—CPR Metrix

  • Booth 651
  • Wireless CPR training program updates manikins with graphical interfaces and audio feedback.

LLC Crises Research Center—HybridLab

  • Booth 1458
  • Autonomous training environment enables centers to run standardized simulation systems anywhere without instructors.

Loli-Os—Pediatric Nebulizer

  • Booth 619
  • Sugar-free lollipop delivers nebulized breathing medications to children.

Lytx Inc.—DriveCam + GPS Fleet Tracking

  • Booth 628
  • Video safety program pairs telematics with tracking ability to increase productivity and protect assets and drivers.

MedAware Solutions—mViva

  • Booth 2104
  • All-in-one app lets providers send secure texts, conduct teleconferences and send medical records, photos and recorded messages.

Operative IQ—RFID Drug Safe 

  • Booth 1509
  • Real-time monitoring of tagged equipment and supplies through radio frequency identification.

PerSys Medical—Blizzard Transport

  • Booth 1650
  • Three-in-one device for evacuation, containment and warmth features Blizzard blanket atop rugged litter base.

Rescue Technology—Patient Handling Manikin

  • Booth 2109
  • Versatile training manikin for mobilization and transfers is now constructed of rugged and easy-to-clean polyester.

Safe Life Defense—First Response Body Armor

  • Booth 542
  • Multithreat vest protects against bullets, strikes, slashes, stabs and armor-piercing rounds.

Simulaids by Nasco Healthcare—SMART STAT VausSim

  • Booth 651
  • A network of sensors makes the skin of any high-fidelity simulator ultrasound-scannable.

Technimount Systems Inc.—Xtension Pro

  • Booth 2049
  • Stretcher mounting system allows safe transport of mechanical hearts, defibrillators, ventilators, perfusion and syringe pumps.

TecNiq Inc.—D21 Link Lights

  • Booth 1450
  • 4-inch LED strips join together to form desired length in areas not otherwise possible.

TOMAR Electronics—Revolution Series

  • Booth 833
  • Full-color warning light transforms into standard-footprint work light to ensure scene safety.

UE Medical Devices—UEscope Video Laryngoscope

  • Booth 1560
  • Affordable and portable laryngoscope features all-angle adjustable monitor, video recording, angulated blade and antifog mechanism.


  • Booth 1206
  • Operational HR platform includes staff onboarding-offboarding, performance monitoring, equipment tracking and digital document signing and routing.

Virtual Education Systems—VR Patients

  • Booth 1220
  • Immersive training module features authoring tool and is available on web, mobile and VR platforms.


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