SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dakim BrainFitness has been named a 2013 Award Finalist by the internationally renowned Edison Awards™. Dakim BrainFitness by Dakim, Inc. is a Finalist in the Personal Wellness category, one of twelve categories honored by the Edison Awards. The distinguished awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring creative minds to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. "More than any year, this year's slate of Finalists demonstrate the enormous value of teamwork, experimentation, consumer focus, market awareness and game-changing success," said Frank Bonafilia, Edison Awards' executive director. "It's exciting to see companies like Dakim continuing Thomas Edison's legacy of challenging conventional thinking." "Innovation is the key to solving the most difficult problems, and Dakim is addressing one of the most urgent and challenging healthcare issues facing our society today—how to help Boomers and seniors maintain brain health as they age, in the face of the looming threat of Alzheimer's, now the fastest growing disease in the developed world, with no cure. We are honored that the Edison Awards has recognized the innovation of Dakim BrainFitness," said Dan Michel, Founder and CEO of Dakim. The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards is judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists' success in meeting the award criteria of Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact. The Panel includes members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), the American Association Advertising Agencies (4As) the Chief Marketing Officer Council (CMO), the Design Management Institute (DMI), the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC) the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Association of Technology Management & Applied Engineering (ATMAE). Also on the Panel are hundreds of past Edison Award winners, marketing professionals, scientists, designers, engineers and academics. Award winners will be announced April 25, 2013 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the Grand Ballroom at historic Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The 2013 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science Channel, and USA Today. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com. About Dakim, Inc. Dakim, Inc. is the leading provider of brain fitness programs specially designed to help people over 50 sharpen and preserve brain function. Dakim BrainFitness is a clinically tested, comprehensive brain-training program featuring entertaining multimedia exercises and patented technology that customizes the program for each user, optimizing the therapeutic benefit of every session. To best serve the full range of users over 50, Dakim BrainFitness is available as a web-based subscription service; a turnkey hardware-based system that is #1 of its kind in senior living communities; and in a software edition used by healthcare professionals to help patients suffering from cognitive decline, stroke, or traumatic brain injury. Dakim BrainFitness is also the only brain fitness product approved as Evidence-Based by the U.S. Administration on Aging. The company is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA. For more information, visit www.dakim.com. SOURCE Dakim, Inc.