by wamda

Instabeat, the heart rate monitor for swimmers developed by Lebanese entrepreneur Hind Hobeika, is continuing to win accolades.

The Consumer Electronics Association, a standards and trade organization in the US, named Instabeat as one of its 2014 Best of Innovations Design and Engineering honorees last week.

The award, which is given to outstanding design and engineering advancements in 28 categories, awarded Instabeat in one of its newest divisions: Wearable Technologies, which features “electronic devices typically worn by consumers that use sensors for navigation, information-gathering, communicating information or other sensory enhancements,” the CES blogreports.

Instabeat and others were assessed for their overall engineering qualities, including their technical specs, design and aesthetic qualities, functionality, unique features, and innovation relative to the market.

“In the description we spent a great deal on the very complex engineering and manufacturing process. We really pushed boundaries,” says Hind Hobeika about the heart rate monitor for swimmers, which also won the MIT Arab Business Plan Competition last year.

Instabeat and the other Best of Innovations honorees will be featured in the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Showcase at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, on January 7-10, 2014.

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