Care technology platform Birdie has been selected for an ‘honourable mention’ in the 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards.
Organised by American business magazine Fast Company, the awards honour products, concepts, companies, policies and designs that are pursuing innovation for the good of society and the planet.
In its fifth year the 2021 World Changing Ideas Awards showcased 33 winners, more than 400 finalists, and over 800 honourable mentions—with Birdie receiving an honourable mention in the Health category.
Max Parmentier, CEO and Founder of Birdie, said: “We’re really proud to have received an Honourable Mention in the Health category of the World Changing Ideas Awards. We’re on a mission to radically improve the lives of 1 million older adults and this award recognises the great steps we’re taking in innovating and tackling the ageing crisis.
“In the age of AI and driverless cars, we can absolutely improve the experience and change the concluding chapters of a typical older person’s life using simple technology. No longer will older people who might have falls at home during a bathroom visit be left to languish on the floor unnoticed for up to 48 hours before anyone notices and raises a concern. Technology exists now to prevent this from ever happening again.”
The 2021 awards feature entries from across the globe, from Brazil to Denmark to Vietnam, showcasing some of the world’s most inventive entrepreneurs and companies tackling exigent global challenges.
Fast Company’s Summer 2021 issue highlights, among others, a lifesaving bassinet; the world’s largest carbon sink; 3D-printed schools; an at-home COVID-19 testing kit; a mobile voting app; and the world’s cleanest milk.