Toronto’s Bionym continues to make news with its password replacement wearable Nymi.
Last night, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) at the Mobile World Congress announced the overall winner plus the four category winners in its annual Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards program.
The category winners epitomizing the best Bluetooth enabled products and applications on the market today, as well as innovative prototypes and concepts are: Automatic Labs in the Application Category; Nonin Medical in the Product Category; and Bionym in the Prototype Category.
From the category winners, Bionym’s Bluetooth Smart enabled authentication wristband, the Nymi, was selected as the Overall Winner by the expert judging panel of SIG staff, media and industry influencers.
“We were blown away at the quantity and quality of submissions in just the second year of our Breakthrough Awards program. Our winners capture how we continue to see Bluetooth Smart empower the Internet of My Things as well as make bigger possibilities with wireless connectivity a reality in the Internet of Everything,” said Suke Jawanda, Bluetooth SIG CMO. “Bionym, our overall winner, is an excellent example of how the power-efficient, intelligent connectivity of Bluetooth Smart makes it possible for developers and OEMs to reimagine their products in a way that makes the consumers’ lives more convenient, smarter and better.”
As the overall winner, the Bluetooth SIG awards Bionym with two round trip tickets to attend Bluetooth World 2014 in April, along with entry into the event and free exhibition space valued at $12,500.