Kenzen Named a Finalist for Fast Company’s World Changing Ideas Awards

Smart wearables innovator continues strong momentum

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Kenzen, a pioneer in the next generation of personal health monitoring, today announced it has been included on the prestigious list of Finalists in the Health category for the Fast Company 2017 World Changing Ideas Awards. Kenzen is being recognized by Fast Company for its mission to improve personal health through sweat analysis that is enabled through its smart wearable devices and customized big data platform.

“Fast Company has always insisted that being a force for good has to be a key element for any business.”

The revolutionary Kenzen ECHO™ Smart Patch provides real-time sweat analysis that continuously measures hydration, vital signs and biometric markers. By combining the depth of lab-based diagnostics with the convenience of real-time information from a wearable patch, consumers, competitive athletes and employees can improve their health and performance. TechCrunch named Kenzen its Best Startup in the Future Athlete category in 2016.

“We are proud to be a Finalist for the World Changing Ideas Awards, where Kenzen was selected from 1,200 overall companies that submitted their innovative ideas," said Dr. Sonia Sousa, co-founder and CEO for Kenzen. “Sweat analysis is emerging as the gold standard for disease detection and measuring human performance. By replacing costly and painful lab-based blood tests with non-invasive sweat analysis, our platform can bring endless benefits to precision medicine and personal health.”

“These World Changing Idea awards are designed to showcase how organizations around the world are embracing the ideals of creativity and innovation to create enormous impact,” said Fast Company editor and managing director Robert Safian. “Fast Company has always insisted that being a force for good has to be a key element for any business.”

About the World Changing Ideas Awards

World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company’s major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners and finalists based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With a goal of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start work on solving the problems that affect us all.

About Kenzen

Kenzen is pioneering the next generation of personal health monitors and analytics designed to empower its users in the field of health and safety. The revolutionary Kenzen ECHO™ Smart Patch wearable provides real-time sweat analysis that continuously measures hydration, vital signs and a key set of biometrics. ECHO helps people to better understand their physiology and to receive personalized health insights and notifications that help improve performance, recovery and prevent injuries. Learn more at


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Kenzen honored by Fast Company magazine as a finalist in the health category for the 2017 World Changing Ideas awards.