DRAPER, Utah, Nov. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (FLXT) is proud to announce that partner – Bend Tech, LLC – and the Flexpoint Bend Sensor® powered Mettis Trainer® have been recognized as 2016 CES Innovation Award Honoree in the Fitness, Sports and Biotech category.
The award, presented to Bend Tech CEO, Mr. Jules Anthony "Tony" deGreef, on November 10, 2015 at a ceremony in New York recognizing the various category winners and honorees, comes at a great time in the company's history as it prepares to ship the first Mettis Trainers® to the public. In the face of very stiff competition, Mettis Trainer® stands out in bringing to market a next generation wearable biofeedback technology that can be adapted to a variety of sports and health applications, the first two of which are running and golf.
According to Paul Sexauer, Flexpoint Vice President of Sales & Marketing, "there are a number of things that make the Mettis Trainer® unique, and the Bend Sensor® is the differentiator. It provides for accurate, meaningful data capture, delivered in real-time that surpasses any other sensor technology anywhere."
Flexpoint and Bend Tech, long-time partners, have been collaborating since the early stages to make this unique vision a reality. Weaving together an exclusive product design, with wireless communications and robust application software, Mettis Trainer® is well positioned to be immediately and hugely successful.
The CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. Fitness, sports and biotech products are designed to test, monitor, or analyze the health, well-being, fitness and/or medical condition of an individual or provide therapeutic benefit. Products must have significant electronic functionality as a central part of the item's operation. Past winners in the fields of biotechnology, sports and fitness include Adidas Smart Ball, FitBit® Wireless Activity Tracker, Acoustic Sheep SleepPhones and RunPhones, InfoMotion 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball and Sonic Innovations Touch Hearing Aid.
Sexauer further commented, "This award goes to leading edge next generation companies. Typically, this award is a launching pad for major success for companies. Flexpoint prides itself not only on our patented technology, but the engineering expertise and capabilities to work closely with our rapidly growing ecosystem of partners to bring new Bend Sensor® driven technologies to market with success. As is the case with Mettis Trainer®, Flexpoint has taken the Bend Sensor® technology and process, and created a truly custom sensor design that has enabled this level of product success. I am so proud of the collective team. We are thrilled to be honored as a leading-edge company and to follow such prominent names and revolutionary products as former standouts in our category. With all of the interest this technology is generating, Flexpoint anticipates significant revenue contribution to come as the product becomes available in January."
Mettis Trainer® will be launched at CES, Las Vegas NV, Jan. 6-9, Booth No. 72961
About Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc.
Flexpoint Sensor Systems, Inc. (FLXT) is an innovative technology firm specializing in developing products that feature the Company's patented Bend Sensor® and related technology. The Bend Sensor® is a groundbreaking sensing solution that is revolutionizing applications in many industries such as sports/fitness, automotive, safety, medical and industrial; some of which can be further categorized in the rapidly growing "wearables" space. The Bend Sensor's single-layer, thin film construction cuts costs and mechanical bulk while introducing a range of functions and stylistic design possibilities that have never before been available in sensing technology. Flexpoint's technology and expertise have been recognized by the world's elite business and academic innovators for over 17 years. The company is setting a new standard for sensing solutions in the "smart" age of technology.
Bend Tech, LLC
Bend Tech, LLC develops next generation sensor driven technology designed to improve athletic performance. Based in Salt Lake City, Bend Tech was founded by Jules Anthony "Tony" deGreef, with over 30 years of entrepreneurial and executive experience. More information is available at mettistrainer.com, or by calling (801-897-8669).
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