Mobilize Rescue Systems received the Bronze Medical Innovations Edison Award during the 2018 Edison Awards in New York City.
The awards, named after Thomas Alva Edison, recognizes and honors innovative new products, services and business leaders in the world.
“I am extremely humbled to accept this award on behalf of Mobilize Rescue Systems,” said Jason Gotham, president and co-founder. “Since our mission as a company is to empower bystanders to save lives, we are honored that our new technology has already been used to manage unthinkable medical emergencies across the country. That is the best reward of all.”
The Mobilize Rescue System unites knowledge and equipment to help an untrained bystander save a life while they wait for the ambulance to arrive. The system uses an interactive app to help users manage critical medical emergencies, such as severe bleeding, cardiac arrest, overdoses, seizures, choking and hypothermia. The system provides the medical supplies bystanders need to save lives in the form of a comprehensive, mobile, compact or public access rescue station.
“Our judges recognized the Mobilize Rescue System as a true innovation out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.
All nominations were reviewed by a steering committee. The final ballot was sent to an independent judging panel comprised of more than 3,000 professionals from the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, marketing and education, including professional organizations representing a wide variety of industries and disciplines.
“It would be impossible to empower an entire community overnight with traditional training methods,” said Seth Goldstein, director of training and education at Mobilize Rescue Systems. “The Mobilize Rescue app makes it possible for bystanders to deliver high quality care by following the ‘just-in-time’ training algorithm, even if they’ve never set foot in a bleeding control course.”
In response to recent tragic events and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Stop the Bleed and Until Help Arrives initiatives, there has been a renewed interest in training civilians to manage critical medical emergencies. Mobilize Rescue Systems’ new technology provides a cost-effective method to equip entire communities, organizations and individuals to stop massive bleeding until emergency medical services arrive.
“Most people want to help during an emergency,” said Joseph Bart, medical director at Mobilize Rescue Systems. “They want to do more, but they’re not necessarily sure how. The app makes it possible for them to act.”
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