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Ctrl M Health Migraine App Honored by Fast Company for Innovation by Design
Celebrating 10 years of Innovation by Design, other 2021 honorees include Nike, Verizon, and Microsoft
Philadelphia, PA, September 21, 2021 – The Ctrl M Health migraine app was honored in Fast Company’s Innovation by Design Awards for 2021 in the Wellness category.
The 10th anniversary of the awards, which can be found in the October 2021 issue of Fast Company, recognize people, teams, and companies that transform businesses, organizations, and society through design. One of the most sought-after design awards in the industry, Innovation by Design is the only competition to honor creative work at the intersection of design, business, and innovation, recognizing the people, companies, and trends that have steadily advanced design to the forefront of the business conversation.
Ctrl M Health was honored for its multi-faceted digital health platform for migraine management, created in partnership with Arcweb Technologies. Its approach combines web, mobile, and e-commerce to help more people effectively manage migraine in a way that fits into their daily lives. Using a combination of rapid prototyping, user-testing, and software engineering, Ctrl M Health was able to design and deliver an integrated digital wellness platform that gives users a personalized migraine management plan based on proprietary Jefferson Headache Center methodology, as well as a mobile experience that incorporates relief activities, lifestyle changes, and educational resources – all designed specifically for people who experience migraine.
“We had big goals in developing our platforms,” said Ctrl M Health CEO and Co-Founder Will Gadsden. “We were intent on folding an expansive migraine wellness program into app form, personalized for each user, so they can reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life. At the same time, we were also determined to make our program easy to use, with a migraine-friendly interface that put our users’ needs first. Arcweb Technologies made that lofty vision a reality. We’re honored to have our innovative migraine app and website recognized with this prestigious award.”
“Design is not just a beauty contest,” said Stephanie Mehta, editor-in-chief of Fast Company. “It’s something that can change the world and create solutions in a time when we face pressing global issues such as systemic racism, climate change, and a global pandemic. Many of these entries showcase these challenges while providing hope for the future through their steadfast commitment to elevate design.”
Honorees for the 2021 awards were selected in the following categories: Apps and Games; Cities; Data Design; Design Company of the Year; Experimental; Fashion and Beauty; Finance; General Excellence; Graphic Design; Health; Home; Learning; Mobility; Packaging; Products; Retail Innovation; Social Good; Spaces and Places; Sports and Recreation; Students; Sustainability; User Experience; Wellness; Workplace; Best Design Asia-Pacific; Best Design Europe, Best Design Middle East, and Best Design Africa; Best Design Latin America; and Best Design North America. New categories included Advertising, Branding, Impact, Materials, Pandemic Response, Real Estate, and Years in Business.
The judges include renowned designers from a variety of disciplines, business leaders from some of the most innovative companies in the world, and Fast Company’s own writers and editors. Entries are judged on the key ingredients of innovation: functionality, originality, beauty, sustainability, user insight, cultural impact, and business impact.
Winners, finalists, and honorable mentions are featured online and in the October issue of Fast Company magazine, on newsstands September 28, 2021.
ABOUT CTRL M HEALTH
Ctrl M Health’s migraine relief solutions launched in September 2020 to help the 40 million Americans with migraine. In a unique partnership with the Jefferson Headache Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital – recognized among the top headache centers – Ctrl M Health seeks to democratize access to high-quality migraine care. Ctrl M Health’s comprehensive program has three components:
- a free, doctor-vetted digital migraine resource library, the Knowledge Portal
- a line of migraine dietary supplements designed by neurologists
- a migraine app that acts as a migraine coach, containing a personalized plan, the Ctrl M Power System, guiding users through lifestyle changes to decrease migraine and improve quality of life.
ABOUT ARCWEB TECHNOLOGIES
Arcweb Technologies is a premier digital transformation partner that creates custom enterprise software and impactful, engaging digital products and experiences. It partners with growth-focused leaders and innovators to build custom digital products that solve the toughest business and technical challenges and create business value.
ABOUT FAST COMPANY
Fast Company is the only media brand fully dedicated to the vital intersection of business, innovation, and design, engaging the most influential leaders, companies, and thinkers on the future of business. The editor-in-chief is Stephanie Mehta. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, along with their sister publication, Inc., and can be found online at fastcompany.com.