MiracleFeet Celebrates at The Tech Awards Gala
“The Oscars of Silicon Valley”
The Tech Awards, a signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation, honors individuals, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies who are using technology to significantly improve human conditions in five award categories. The technology used can be either a new invention or an innovative use of an existing technology.
MiracleFeet is beyond thrilled to be named a 2015 Laureate in the same category of social innovators such as DayOne Response, OPENPediatrics, and NexLeaf Analytics – organizations whose work combines the best of technology with a social change vision.
Winning in the Katherine M. Swanson Young Innovator category is a recognition of the contributions that both Lucy Topaloff and Ian Connolly have made to the brace project, helping to steward the engineering, design, and production of this game-changing tool.
Four thousand braces are now being piloted in partnering clinics worldwide. From July 2015 to June 2016, MiracleFeet will test the braces in India, Ecuador and the Philippines by distributing braces to 50 children along with the current standard of treatment, the Steenbeek brace. Every three months, miraclefeet will measure the degree of correction of clubfoot for the two types of braces.
The Tech Awards will provide an enormous boost to this critical project, helping MiracleFeet to extend effective and affordable braces to more children with clubfoot.