Rhythmlink International, LLC has announced that the FDA Cleared MR Conditional/CT Quick Connect product has been selected as a finalist in the Radiological, Imaging and Electromechanical Devices category of the 21st Annual Medical Design Excellence Awards competition.
The Quick Connect System is designed to allow EEG electrodes to remain applied when a patient also requires a CT or MRI. This design significantly improves bedside workflow while reducing the costs associated with the traditional or common process of removing and reapplying EEG electrodes by specialized neurology technologists.
Rhythmlink had previously received FDA Clearance and industry accolades for a MR Conditional EEG electrode design that featured single electrode leads. This design further improves upon that, by reducing the number of connection points for increased efficiency when time matters most.
The MDEA are the medtech industry’s premier design competition committed to recognizing significant achievements in medical product design and engineering that improve the quality of healthcare delivery and accessibility. The awards program celebrates the accomplishments of the medical device manufacturers, their suppliers, and the many people behind the scenes—engineers, scientists, designers, and clinicians—who are responsible for the cutting-edge products that are saving lives; improving patient healthcare; and transforming medtech—one innovation at a time.
The 2019 MDEA Juror Panel selected 46 exceptional finalists in nine medical technology product categories. Rhythmlink was honored in the Radiological, Imaging and Electromechanical Devices product category as one of six finalists. Products were judged based on design and engineering innovation; function and user-related innovation; patient benefits; business benefits; and overall benefit to the healthcare system. Unlike other design competitions that are merely styling contests, the MDEA jury is comprised of a balance of practicing doctors, nurses, and technicians alongside industrial designers, engineers, manufacturers, and human factors experts.
For more information, visit MDEAwards.com or Rhythmlink.com.