EnterpriseWorks startup PSYONIC received the Fourth Revolution Awards’ Product of the Year honors during a virtual ceremony held Oct. 13.
PSYONIC was also a finalist in the Rising Star of the Year category along with former EnterpriseWorks startup, Cast21. Former EnterpriseWorks student startup, Mesh++ was awarded Rising Star of the Year.
The Fourth Revolution Awards celebrates regional manufacturing for its leadership and innovation as the industry stands on the brink of a new technological revolution. The ceremony culminates in the presentation of eight awards to deserving leaders, companies, and industrial initiatives that have made significant contributions to the Midwest region’s manufacturing ecosystem.
PSYONIC makes advanced bionic limbs that are accessible to all people with amputations. PSYONIC launched the Ability Hand (Patent Pending), its first product, in 2019 which was an advanced bionic hand that was the fastest on the market, easy to control, provided touch feedback, and was robust to impacts.
Cast21 is introducing a medical cast for treating broken bones to increase patient comfort and decrease medical complications. This product is completely waterproof, and its open design allows enables doctors to see the break site and dress accompanying wounds. Ashley S. H. Moy, CEO and Founder, received her BS in Bioengineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Mesh++ brings WiFi everywhere, regardless of preexisting infrastructure. Their efficient routing protocol allows for small, solar-powered routers to support high-speed access without the need for electrical, ethernet, or physical supports. They hope to bring online resources to outdoor spaces around the world. Danny Gardner, CEO and Founder, received his BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.