And we had noooo idea… We have had a most excellent year at D-Rev – and I feel humbled, hopeful, challenged, thankful, and inspired from the past twelve months.
30 – Brilliance units made available to the market in September. All 30 units were sold immediately, requiring the next batch to move into production early.
4,250 – Above-knee amputees wearing our knee thanks to our partnership with the Jaipur Foot Clinic in India.
7 – New incredible hires on staff in 2012 – we’re building a solid team to deliver the best products to our customers.
2 – Patents granted for our technology development.
4 – New countries where we’ve conducted due diligence and expanded our reach.
100-1,000 – Amputees to be fitted during the ReMotion field trials starting in early 2013
23 – Times Bill Gates mentioned “innovation” or some derivative of the word in his 2012 annual letter for his foundation. I used that as a starting point for talking about designing for impact – and innovation in context – at TEDxStanford.
525 – Facebook “reach” of our most-read blog post: Thinking about a career in design and social impact? Here are some resources. We‘re thrilled there is so much interest in the sector!
22,000 – Rupees it costs to purchase a Brilliance (That’s $400!).
75 – New hospitals and clinics we hadn’t visited before.
250,000 – Dollars we were awarded through a Saving Lives at Birth seed grant for Comet, a phototherapy device for remote clinics. This allowed R&D to begin right away – and is our first federal grant.
4 – engagements and marriages of D-Rev-ers!
7 billion – People in the world and the topic of TEDxSanFrancisco, where D-Rev’s Design Engineer Sam Hamner spoke about the ReMotion Knee changing lives around the world.
2,284 – Steps an amputee takes in a day. Stay tuned in 2013 for a blog post on how we calculate these numbers, and insight into how we think and look at impact.
Infinite – Thank yous we owe to 6 amazing board members, 20 advisors, and countless donors, family members, supporters, team members, and partners like Eastwick, Wilson-Sonsini, Exponent, Zao Tech, and Smarter Good. We could not have achieved the success of this year without you and your encouragement and help.
Here’s to 2012 – and to an even better 2013!