These innovative projects are changing the health industry

See the full list of honorees of Fast Company’s 2022 World Changing Ideas Awards in the health category.

These innovative projects are changing the health industry

The health category of Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards honors medical innovations that save lives, extend longevity, or increase access to care. See the finalists and honorable mentions below, and read about the winner, the pill that could make routine injections for millions of patients obsolete.



AI-Powered Pulmonary Embolism and Aortic Disease Modules,
BrainBridge, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research
Brain Implants for Stroke Disability, Jefferson Health
Child cancer genetic material mapping
, Technical University of Denmark
The Curious Eye, Klick Health
Engaging Research to Achieve Cancer Care Equity, ConcertAI
Global Health Initiative, AMBOSS
Mosquito Shield and Mosquito Mesh, SC Johnson
Prescription Drug Misuse and Addiction Prevention System, Addinex Technologies
Primary Promise, Intermountain Healthcare
Project COVID-19 Training, IntelyCare
The SHOW Initiative, DocGo and NYC Health + Hospitals

Honorable mentions

Acuvue Theravision with Ketotifen, Johnson & Johnson Vision
AeroChamber2go, Trudell Medical International
Bose SoundControl Hearing Aids, Bose
CARIN UX Guide, CARIN Alliance
Childhood Malnutrition Campaign, Abbott and Real Madrid Foundation
Clinical Laboratory Innovation Axcellerator, 20/20 GeneSystems
Complex Populations, Galileo
Digital Metabolic Health Program
, Calibrate
Digital MSK Program for Hand & Wrist Conditions, Sword Health
Draw the Line Against Malaria
, Dentsu Achtung
Evvy Vaginal Health Test
, Evvy
ExciteOSA, Signifier Medical Technologies
Gel Embolic Material (GEM), Obsidio
GI Genius
, Medtronic
GPR75 Gene Mutation discovery, RGC
Graphite Health, Graphite Health
GraphWear, GraphWear
Hum by Colgate Smart Rhythm Toothbrush, Colgate-Palmolive
i-STAT Alinity TBI Plasma Test, Abbott
Innovo, Atlantic Therapeutics
Judi, Capital Rx
Littmann CORE Digital Stethoscope, 3M and Eko
LVivo Toolbox, DiA Imaging Analysis
Piana mattress topper powered by M/SMART technology, Piana Technology
MediGO, JSP Ventures Company
MedWise Risk Level, Tabula Rasa HealthCare
ML & AI algorithms for neural implant insertion, Intetics
mRNA Analyzing Technology and AI Platform, Viome Life Sciences
Neura Health, Neura Health
Nursphere, GKPI
Obstetric Hemorrhage Virtual Reality Simulation, Health Scholars
Oncobiota, Micronoma
The Oova Kit
, Oova
, Paceline
Pandemic response, ParaDocs Worldwide
PE and Stroke Care Coordination Suites, Aidoc
Qventus Perioperative Solution, Qventus
Philips Behavioral Health Experience, Philips and Recornect
Precision Indications for Approved Therapies (Strata PATH), Strata Oncology
Proteome Analysis Platform, Nautilus Biotechnology
ReSound ONE Hearing Aids, GN Hearing
Rethinking plastic waste in NHS hospitals, PA Consulting, Axion, the Alliance to End Plastic Waste, Renolit, Cambridge University Hospitals, and NHS Foundation Trust
Seeus95, Seeus95
Skin Microbiome Discovery Kit and Targeted Formulations, Parallel Health
Sonodynamic therapy
, SonALAsense
Sparrow Therapy System, Spark Biomedical and Velentium
STAT3 degrader, Kymera Therapeutics
The Subset Seekers
, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Template to Support Regulatory Compliance, Ansys
, Truveta
Vaccine Sentiment Tracker, Verywell
Vibrant Gastro, Vibrant
Virtual eating disorder treatment, Equip
Virtual Health Platform
, Cue
Wave Neuroscience, Wave Neuroscience