Freedom Innovations, Irvine, California, announced that its Plié® 2.0 MPC Knee has won the Health & Medical Technologies category for the TechAmerica Foundation’s American Technology Awards. The awards, nicknamed the “Termans” after Frederick Terman, who is widely credited as being the father of Silicon Valley, were presented at a gala dinner in Washington DC, on June 13.
“We are very pleased to have our technology recognized with such a distinguished award,” said Maynard Carkhuff, president and CEO of Freedom Innovations. “The Plié 2.0 knee represents the culmination of years of work and investment into the technology. This recognition is a testament to our commitment to improving the standard of care for wounded warriors and civilian amputees.”
Nominations for the American Technology Award-the only national “Best Of” awards that recognize products and services across the technology industry-were vetted by industry experts and technology companies, according to the TechAmerica website.
“The quality of nominees for this year’s Termans is a clear indication of the vibrancy of the American technology industry and we are thrilled to be able to recognize Freedom Innovations for their contribution to the industry and their outstanding achievement,” said Jennifer Kerber, president of the TechAmerica Foundation.