"Shimmer also provides drivers for integration with leading-edge industry tools, such as LabVIEW, MATLAB, and Android OS, in an effort to ensure that users can leverage the latest industry features, tools, and technologies in its application development," observed Seshagiri. "The company has successfully built strong connections with industry thought leaders as well as experts across various related domains through its relationships with the research community."Frost & Sullivan research shows that the Shimmer platform speeds up the time-to-market and reliable deployment for end users, thus reducing both risk and cost associated with new product launches. Further, the company uses the industry standard for wireless communication to ensure that its products can readily interact and integrate with state-of-the-art technologies during the development of products, solutions, and systems. The Shimmer platform's high quality is manifested through the CE mark, which indicates that it conforms to the consumer health and safety requirements stipulated by the European Union. "The Shimmer platform is already being referred to as the 'de facto standard' hardware for mobile health applications in the research and academic space, which denotes potential for high uptake," noted Seshagiri. "In the enterprise and OEM market, Shimmer is in a strong position to partner with companies for the development of application-specific solutions, and it has already delivered solutions to the European market in healthcare, sports, market research, and rehabilitation." Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents its Product Leadership Awards to companies that are outstanding within their industries — leading their industries based upon our criteria of excellence. The recipient has distinguished itself through its proactive strategies that position it as an industry leader. Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.