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Itanium Solutions Alliance Selects Sweden's Kiwok as the 2009 Innovation Awards Winner for Humanitarian Impact
Date:7/27/2009

dependent Provider. This award we also see as the start for our international launch, with the goal to have the BodyKom solution up and running in new markets within the coming 12 months."

The Itanium Solutions Alliance Innovation Awards recognizes and rewards end users and developers for outstanding use of Intel(R) Itanium-based servers in their organizations or applications. Panels of distinguished judges evaluated submissions from 14 countries spanning five continents based on a number of criteria, such as difficulty of challenge, results produced, and originality, and their scores were tabulated to select the finalists and winners in each category.

Humanitarian Impact

The Humanitarian Impact category awards the innovative use of Itanium-based systems to deliver results that benefit humanity through research, social improvements or other humanitarian efforts. The winner in this category receives a $50,000 cash award to support their important work.

Humanitarian Impact winner Kiwok's BodyKom collects ECG data from patients whose heart conditions do not require hospitalization, yet require periodic or frequent monitoring. Utilizing an HP Integrity NonStop server to ensure the heart monitoring information is reliable, secure and highly available at all times, the BodyKom technology saves significant resources by freeing up hospital beds and providing immediate feedback on the effects of ongoing treatments.

The following entries were category finalists and earned honorable mentions for their Humanitarian Impact:

  • XDelta Limited's "Pulse Renewal" project created a disaster-tolerant system for the National Health Service Blood & Transplant organization that manages the entire supply chain of blood products from donation, through testing and bl
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