Moving the HME Industry Forward


Award Winning Products at Medtrade 2017

October 29, 2017

ATLANTA – Eight finalists in the 2017 Innovative HME Retail Product Awards, sponsored by HomeCare Magazine, took 3.5 minutes each on day one of Medtrade to state their case as to why their product was the best to boost cash sales.

Finalists (Nine Entries from Eight Manufacturers)

  • Jazzy Zero Turn Scooter by Pride Mobility
  • Owlet Smart Sock 2 – device to track baby’s heart rate/oxygen levels
  • AirMini Portable CPAP Solution by ResMed
  • AirTouch F20 – disposable CPAP mask by ResMed
  • MyPainAway Sports Cream by Topricin
  • Mini-Tablet Holder and Smart Phone Holder by Delta
  • SoClean CPAP Cleaning Device by SoClean
  • STRONGBACK Wheelchair by STRONGBACK Mobility
  • Stability Gliders (a walker accessory) by Stabilized Steps

Judges Tim Rutti, Valley Medical Supplies; Rob Baumhover, director of Retail, VGM Group; and R.J. Poonawala, Spring Branch Medical Supply, asked pointed questions and cast their own votes. Moderator Jim Greatorex, vice president, VGM Live at Home, a division of the VGM Group, tabulated all the votes to come up with the top three.

  1. Owlet Smart Sock 2 – a device to track a baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels
  2. STRONGBACK 24 Wheelchair and STRONGBACK Excursion Wheelchair by STRONGBACK Mobility
  3. Stability Gliders (a walker accessory) by Stabilized Steps

“The awards are all about promoting and recognizing products that contribute to providers’ bottom lines though cash sales,” said Sarah Varner, marketing director. “All of these products embody what we like to call ‘caretailing,’ which is the unique place where the caring, customer service element that only HME retailers can provide, meets the traditional retail sale.”

New Product Pavilion Providers’ Choice Awards

ATLANTA – Medtrade attendees voted on their favorites and the votes have been tabulated. The New Product Pavilion Providers’ Choice Awards (sponsored by HomeCare Magazine). “Votes from New Product Pavilion attendees are collected and tabulated to get a true sense of what providers are looking for in a new product,” says Sarah Varner, marketing director, Medtrade.

Providers’ Choice Gold Award

Owlet Smart Sock 2 with Connected Care from Owlet Baby Care

Smart Sock 2 uses pulse oximetry to track babies’ heart rate and oxygen levels while they sleep, designed to notify caregivers if the levels fall outside of preset zones. Connected Care is a new app that allows parents/caregivers to analyze more detailed information.

Providers’ Choice Silver Award

Stability Gliders from Stabilized Steps

Patented Stability Gliders attach to the bottom of medical walkers allowing them to be stable on various terrains such as sand, gravel, grass, mud, snow, and indoors, increasing steadiness in everyday use.

Providers’ Choice Bronze Award

CAIREview™ powered by SynsorMed

CAIREview™ powered by SynsorMed is a new telehealth solution app from CAIRE Inc. It allows medical equipment providers to track the location of their assets, trouble shoot alarm codes, monitor oxygen flow rates, and avoid costly after-hours visits.