BioDigital, developer of the virtual human body platform, the BioDigital Human, announced today that the company won a Webby Award for the category of Website: Health at the 19th Annual Webby Awards. The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), awards the most deserving Internet-based companies with "Webbys," which are hailed as the "Internet's highest honor," as per The New York Times. Webbys are considered the leading international awards honoring excellence on the Internet.
Home to more than 1.7 million users across mobile, tablet, and web, the BioDigital Human is the world's first 3D human visualization platform. Likened to Google Earth for the human body, this interactive product uses innovative 3D technology to explain medical conditions and concepts. The BioDigital Human is accessible to more than 90 percent of devices worldwide with product offerings for the pharmaceutical, medical device, publishing, provider, and academic marketplace.
"BioDigital Human has set the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," said David-Michel Davies, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "This award is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators."
"The BioDigital Human is changing the way we understand complex health topics and has proven to be an essential tool to engage both consumers and professionals," said Frank Sculli, Cofounder and CEO of BioDigital. "We are honored to be recognized among the top innovators and digital platforms around today."
BioDigital is set to be honored at the Webby Awards ceremony on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, during which winners will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches. Notable 5-Word Speeches include: Steve Wilhites "It's Pronounced 'Jif' not 'Gif'"; Bjork's "A.E.I.O.U"; and Kevin Spacey & Dana Brunetti for House of Cards, "The Oscars should do this." The show will be hosted by acclaimed stand-up comedian, writer and actor, Hannibal Buress. On Tuesday, May 19, 2015, fans can watch the show highlights on The Webby Awards YouTube channel. A full list of both The Webby Awards and Webby People's Voice Winners can be found at webbyawards.com/winners.
Founded in 2002, BioDigital is a biomedical visualization company that pioneered the use of 3D technology to improve the way people understand health and the human body. BioDigital's mission is to make health and wellness understandable to everyone using the first-ever cloud based virtual body platform, the BioDigital Human. Available on the web or as an Android, iPhone or iPad app, this engaging, interactive and visual format for understanding anatomy, disease and treatments is used in classrooms and in businesses around the world.
ABOUT THE WEBBY AWARDS:
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Advertising & Media, Online Film & Video, Mobile Sites & Apps, and Social. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Grey Goose, Vitamin T, Shocase, Engine Yard, Funny or Die, Code and Theory, Happy Fun Corp, Advertising Age, Internet Week New York and Guardian News and Media.