Vital Motion™ won the 2018 Innovative Product of the Year Award for the Hummingbird™ from Frost & Sullivan for Fibromyalgia Therapy.
Dr. Hiester’s acceptance speech from the awards ceremony is below.
“I am honored to accept the 2018 New Product Innovation award on behalf of Vital Motion and would like to thank the Frost and Sullivan team for their recognition of our company’s development of new technologies dedicated to improving the lives of chronic disease sufferers. This milestone would not be possible without the hard work, dedication, and compassion of our whole and amazing Vital Motion team!
“The genesis of our company’s story begins with a collaboration, initiated 6 years ago, between an engineer, a physician, and an entrepreneur, applying their respective expertise to helping solve the challenge of symptom relief for a disabling condition, Fibromyalgia.
“The symptoms of widespread pain, fatigue, cognitive difficulty, and sleep disruption which characterize this syndrome have been typically treated with pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic methods, however, with Vital Motion’s unique team, bridging different specialties, an innovative, non-invasive device has been developed that significantly mitigates these life-disrupting symptoms using the patient’s own autonomic nervous system.
“Vital Motion’s portable and phone app controlled Hummingbird applies a gentle micro-mechanical vibration to the plantar (or front part) of the foot, activating the calf muscle pump, increasing blood flow and ultimately significantly improving the lives of fibromyalgia sufferers.
“We are poised to take the lead in fibromyalgia treatment standard of care, and most importantly to give the over two hundred millions of Fibromyalgia sufferers in the world their lives back.
“Thank you for again for this recognition of our mission, our team’s accomplishments, our research, and our adherence to best practices in order to make this potentially game changing contribution to medical treatment innovation.”
— Remarks delivered by Dr. Erik D. Hiester, M.S., D.O.
Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards Ceremony, October 3, 2018, San Diego, California