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Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards 2015

The Bluetooth SIG is happy to announce the finalists for the 2015 Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards program - a program that highlights the most innovative products and applications available today, prototypes coming soon, and student-led projects in the making.

2015 Finalists

Breakthrough Products

BusAccess, smart public transport application and product (GeoMobile GmbH)
Microsoft Band, fitness tracker (Microsoft Corporation)
Nova, smartphone flash accessory and application (SneakySquid LLC)
SMART kapp, Bluetooth enabled whiteboard (SMART Technologies)
SwingTracker, motion monitor for softball/baseball bats (Diamond Kinetics)
Zuli Smartplug, smart plug/outlet adapter (Zuli)

Breakthrough Applications

Cub Connect™, lawn tractor and application (Cub Cadet)
Oral-B Application, electronic toothbrush and application (Procter & Gamble)
ReSound Smart™, hearing aid and application (GN ReSound)
Riccardo Application, in-store beacon system and retail application (AMP Media Group)

Breakthrough Prototypes

COBI, wireless hub and hands-free bicycle system (iCradle GmbH)
FITGuard, Bluetooth enabled mouth guard (Force Impact Technologies)
FreeWavz, wireless headphones with fitness tracking capabilities (hEar Gear, Inc)
Noke, Bluetooth enabled padlock (FŪZ Designs)
oort, home automation system and hub (Oort Technologies)
SmartMat, sensor-laden yoga mat (SmartMat)

Breakthrough Students

Santiago Ambit, WeOn Glasses
Christopher Morales, BlueFly
Olivia Siller, Bluetooth Diabetic Pump
Kenneth Shinozuka, Wearable Sensors for Healthcare Innovation
Jody Vankeuren, CAPD Bluetooth
Sarah White, Fitwell

Winners Announced in March

Finalists were announced on 5 January from the Bluetooth SIG's media event at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Category and overall winners will be announced in March 2015 from the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.

Finalists and winners will be promoted on Bluetooth SIG websites, press rel​eases, social media streams, and other SIG communications. In addition, all finalists will receive a developers kit from CSR and Nordic Semiconductor ASA. The Student category winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000 USD. The overall winner of the Bluetooth Breakthrough Awards program will receive two roundtrip tickets to Bluetooth World 2015 and booth space in the exhibition hall (valued at $12,500 USD).

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