eKare, Inc., a spin-off company out of the Sheikh Zayed Institute for Pediatric Surgical Innovation at Children’s National, was selected as a Washington Business Journal 2016 Innovation Award honoree for their 3D wound assessment technology.
eKare’s inSight is a cost efficient solution that enables healthcare providers to take accurate and reliable measurements of wounds using a technology that is built on top of an iPad. The co-founder, Kyle Wu, M.D., a former Joseph E. Robert Jr. Fellow, worked with engineers and clinicians from the Sheikh Zayed Institute to develop the technology because he was frustrated with the primitive and subjective nature of standard wound measurement practices, which involve using a disposable ruler to measure the wound length/width and a Q-tip inserted in the wound to determine its depth.
In 2014, eKare spun off from the Sheikh Zayed Institute and, by November 2015, launched its product.
The Washington Business Journal Innovation Awards honor the most innovative people, places, and products in Greater Washington. eKare was one of the 15 honorees in the inaugural Innovation Awards.