Welcome to the "INSPIRING MINDS" podcast, presented by the Edison Awards, the premier awards for innovations and innovators. We talk with todays most accomplished innovators & pioneers that are changing the world around us, modern-day Thomas Edison's. Learn how these amazing innovators have brought their products and solutions from concept to market, the challenges they faced, and their fascinating stories about how they accomplished their goal.
Ep. 7 Droplette was invented help treat a rare skin condition
A friendship that is so much more than "skin deep." We introduce you to two wicked smart ladies: Madhavi Gavini, a mathematician by training and Rathi Srinivas, a chemical engineer. They're based in Boston, and together, they're the co-founders of Droplette
They invented Droplette to help treat a rare skin condition and immediately realized the potential for cosmetic skincare
Listen to learn how these ladies are re-imagining skincare.
Ep. 5 KPS Global has reinvented the frozen ice pack to save money AND the environment
If you've ordered frozen food or medicine that has to be kept cold you've probably sliced open a brown cardboard box to find some kind of ice pack surrounding your purchase inside.
The ice pack we're talking about today is just like that, but the way it’s made is completely different
KPS Global's Arctic Express Pack reinvented the production process of gel packs.
The process helps businesses that ship temperature-sensitive products save thousands of dollars, eliminates up to 96% of waste and is better for the environment.
Rob Sorba, Chief Commercial Officer at KPS Global is here to explain why this is such a game changer and we discuss what else we can expect from the future of refrigeration.
Ep. 4 Tor Alden of HS Design talks innovation to help doctors with life saving heart procedures
Around the world, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death...most due to heart attack and stroke...and the main cause of that: cardiac arrhythmias...that's when there's improper beating of the heart. The heartbeat might be irregular, too fast, or too slow. This happens when electrical impulses in the heart don't work the way they should.
When doctors go in to fix cardiac arrhythmias...they’ve relied on two dimensional models and waveforms...until now. Senti AR developed an augmented reality hologram to use in surgery, giving doctors more information about how the electrical signal travels across the surface of the heart, so they can target the exact spot to stop the arrhythmias.
SentiAR is a three-dimensional model that gives doctors real-time information...floating in front of them a map of the heart and where the electrical signal is traveling, also how it changes as you make a legion...or destroy some of the tissue that's causing the problem.
While the *technology was there...its execution required some changes. That's where HS Design came in. Tor Alden, Global Vice President of Design & Development is here to help us understand this exciting technology..and what it means for patients.
Ep. 3 Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI) are advancing nanotechnology
On Inspiring Minds, we often talk about BIG ideas...on today's episode, we're going small. Smaller than you can even see with a microscope...as we dive into advancements in nanotechnology.
When you start to manipulate matter on this near-atomic scale...it creates the opportunity to produce new structures, materials and devices. This work is producing impacts in many sectors including medicine, consumer products, energy, materials and manufacturing.
In 2021, the Edison Awards recognized the work of the Nano and Advanced Materials Institute (NAMI) with two Silver Edison Awards.
Director of Operations Jenny Yiu and Director of Research and Development for Electronics Dr. Tracy Liu are here to uncover what's happening at the Hong Kong-based institute that will affect consumers around the globe.
Ep. 2 Garner Holt
STEAM education includes science, technology, engineering, the *arts*, and math. If you had to think of just one thing that brings all of these elements together...the *perfect topic to execute STEAM in the classroom with real-world applications...what would you come up with?
California-based Garner Holt has a pretty good answer, based on more than 45 years in the business of *animatronics. Yes, we're talking those sophisticated puppets...robots that bring characters to life in theme parks around the world.
Bill Tynan is the Director of Secondary and Post-Secondary Education and Workforce Development at Garner Holt Education through Imagination. In 2021, this team was honored with a *Gold Edison Award in the category of Steam Centered Creative Learning for their "AniMakerspace"...custom state-of-the-art hands-on learning environments that seamlessly blend science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Ep. 1: EBM Technologies
Preston Pan, R&D engineer for the US market of EBM Technologies, kick-off season 2 of Inspiring Minds, a podcast powered by the Edison Awards.
Preston talks about how EBM Technologies has evolved over the years and continues to innovate to give doctors and clinicians in the field tools that they need to make real-time diagnosis. EBM Technologies, provides medical imaging systems and specialize in picture archiving and communication system, also known as PACs.
The company was founded in 1988 in Taiwan with over 150 employees located in four offices. EBM Technologies has installed their PAC system in nearly 3,500 hospitals across regions of Asia, North America, and are planning to enter the Middle East market soon.
A 2021 Edison Award Winner, the UDE app turns an iPad into a medical image viewer and server used for diagnosis.
Listen as Preston dives deeper into what it means to win an Edison Award and what is next from EBM Technologies!