Self-Leveling Walker Receives Innovation in Healthcare Award

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Self-Leveling Walker Receives Innovation in Healthcare Award

Biomedical engineer Kevin Foglyano with the self-leveling walker and award

The self-leveling walker, designed for independent and safe stair climbing, received an Innovation in Healthcare Award at the Sixth Annual Igniting Innovation Conference and Awards hosted by the American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), the premier public-private partnership in the government IT community. The theme for the conference was Moving Innovation from Concept to Reality which focused on practical ways of creating and adopting innovations.

This award is for recognition of the importance of a healthcare innovation to the country. The walker, pictured right with APT Center biomedical engineer Kevin Foglyano, was one of 40 competitively selected, cutting-edge innovations from across the country and demonstrated to leaders in government, industry, and academia sectors. Igniting Innovation, the ACT-IAC Institute for Innovation's premier annual event, is designed to showcase the best solutions to important problems and help spread them to other federal, state, and local government organizations and industry. This year, there were 207 nominations - a record setting year for innovations by federal, state, and local government, and industry from across the country. 

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