Precordior awarded as the Best Health Innovation in Health Awards 2019!


Precordior awarded as the Best Health Innovation in Health Awards 2019!

Smartphone application identifying atrial fibrillation by Precordior Oy was awarded the Best Health Innovation in Health Awards on January 24th 2019 in Tapahtumakeskus Telakka, Helsinki. You’ll find the video of the winning innovation here.

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder that affects about one in four people over 40 years of age in the Western population. The atrial fibrillation is often asymptomatic or very mild, and unlike many other arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation is also dangerous asymptomatic due to the risk of stroke, heart failure and death. The Precordior Smartphone app detects atrial fibrillation using its own sensors. With the application, the movement caused by cardiac contraction can be measured over the chest by means of a smartphone, which is a completely new way to measure heart function. As a mobile application, the product is easily accessible to virtually all Finns. The measurement itself does not require a doctor and can be carried out on a daily basis. The atrial fibrillation thus found can be treated by a physician to prevent serious illnesses. Innovation is the result of years of research at the University of Turku and Turku University Central Hospital. The inventions are protected by patents worldwide and the European medical device marketing authorization for the product is just about to be completed.

The prize of the Best Health Innovation is awarded to an organisation, academy or a person, who has produced a completely new health innovation in 2018 or significantly improved it last year. When judging the candidates, the jury considers what is the novelty of innovation or whether it is a new way of doing things. It is essential that health innovation benefits or could benefit the health and well-being of Finns in a completely new way? The prize is 5000 euros.

The Health Awards jury considered Precordior’s innovation to be unique and found its effectiveness to be “its own class”. Innovation for disease prevention can significantly reduce costs for society and, above all, save lives! Innovation has a lot of potential and offers great opportunities to export Finnish know-how to the world.

There were more than 20 nominees in the category of the Best Health Innovation, so making it to the finals is a notable achievement. The other two finalists in the Best Health Innovation category were Popit Sense -pill reminder by Popit Oy and Support Network in Your Pocket -application by Huoleti Oy.

The jury also awarded Liikuttavan hyvä koulu by Jyränkö School in Heinola the Best Health Act. The school will also receive a prize of 5000 euros to further their already impressive results in improving the health and wellbeing of young children.

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