ORLANDO, Fla. (October 2, 2013)—A committee of judges sorted through the latest products to find the best new retail items, all with the aim of helping providers bring in vital new revenue streams.

The following five winners of the 2013 Innovative HME Retail Product Awards were judged on functionality, quality/durability, aesthetics/style, environmental sustainability, and ease of retail set-up and pricing. The winners are (in no particular order):

The Royal-EZ from Comfor Tek Seating, Alberta, Canada.

Briefs and Underwear from Unique Wellness, Brooklyn, NY

Socks from Nufoot - Beyond Barefoot, Diablo, Calif 

iWalk2.0 Hands Free Crutch from iWalk Free, Long Beach, Calif

EVE from Joint Solutions Inc, Miami, Fla

These five products will be featured in a retail products roundtable conference session called The Best New HME Retail/Cash Opportunities, moderated by Jim Greatorex, owner of Black Bear Medical, on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, from 1:30-2:30 p.m. in W308 A/B. Winning manufacturers will be allotted five to seven minutes to discuss their product with the audience.

Winning products will be featured in a window display in the expanded Medtrade Retail Design Center on the show floor. “I, and many others, go to Medtrade looking for the next great cash opportunity,” says Greatorex. “This year providers will have a chance to expand their business, and in some situations, be one of the first to promote a product.” Get more information at medtrade.com.