On April 4th, 2019 Edison Awards recognized and awarded ClipDifferent with the top honors, Gold, for their “game-changing” innovative fingernail clipper. “ClipDifferent is taking an everyday task that can be impossible for many and making it easier. This embodies the type of innovation that Thomas Edison strove for,” wrote Edison Universe.
The standard fingernail clipper hasn’t changed much since its invention a century ago. It’s been a valuable tool that does exactly what it was designed to do. The unfortunate kicker: it’s nearly impossible to use if you are one of the 50+ million people who has lost strength or dexterity in your hands due to arthritis, neurological issues, accident, injury or disease, vision loss, sensory issues, or upper limb loss/difference.
It was this exact problem that ClipDifferent set out to address. And now, thanks to the Edison Awards, this vision was just awarded one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of product innovation.
— Edison Awards (@EdisonAwards) April 4, 2019
The Edison Awards is an annual awards program dedicated to recognizing, honoring and fostering product innovation. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison whose inventions, new product development methods, and innovative achievements changed the world. The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science, and medicine.
The compact ClipDifferent Pro offers a uniquely innovative approach that gives users and caregivers a way to operate and trim nails with a simple touch of a button…safely and gently. The carefully engineered safety slot prevents skin from coming into contact with the trimming mechanism. Nail clippings are caught in a drawer, eliminating any mess. It also contains a permanent, high-capacity rechargeable battery that lasts months between charges, and its precise surgical-grade blades will last a lifetime.