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guideWELD™ LIVE Real Welding Guidance System Named 2015 Edison Award Finalist

EAU CLAIRE, Wis., February 12, 2015 – Realityworks’ RealCareer Welding Solution, the guideWELD™ LIVE real welding guidance system, has been named a 2015 Award Finalist by the internationally recognized Edison Awards™. These distinguished awards, inspired by Thomas Edison’s persistence and inventiveness, recognize innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

guideWELD™ LIVE is real-time, heads-up corrective feedback display for use during live welding. Guidance occurs inside the helmet, allowing users to make immediate corrections on core aspects of welding technique. Created to provide individual instruction for users learning the skill of welding, this system includes a 30-hour curriculum and is the only in-helmet display tool on the market.

The Edison Awards continue Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking; they recognize game-changing products and services, and the teams that bring such products to consumers. Edison Award nominees are judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation, whose votes acknowledge finalists’ success in meeting the award’s stringent criteria. Award winners will be announced April 23, 2015 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, which will be held in New York’s historic Capitale ballroom.

“Being named an Edison Award winner for our innovative product, guideWELD LIVE, is a great reward for our company and all of our employees,” said Timm Boettcher, Realityworks CEO. “guideWELD LIVE was created, engineered and built by our employees. This nomination really shows what our team is capable of accomplishing.”

Realityworks is an experiential learning technology company whose educational tools aid students in making healthy life decisions and prepare them to be productive members of the workforce. The RealCareer Welding Solutions line includes the guideWELD™ VR welding simulator and guideWELD LIVE. For more information on Realityworks, visit or call 800-262-3806.

The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit

For more information on Realityworks visit or call 800-262-3806.

About Realityworks, Inc.
Established 19 years ago to better address teen pregnancy prevention, parenting skills, child abuse and neglect through educational products, Realityworks, Inc. is dedicated to creating experiential learning tools that engage students while improving the human condition. Most famous for their RealCare Baby infant simulator (formerly known as Baby Think it Over or BTIO), Realityworks has developed several other programs over the last decade that address career preparation areas like business management, finance and entrepreneurship, and welding with guideWELD, a live welding guidance system. With simulators in 62 percent of U.S. school districts and programs in more than 90 countries around the world, Realityworks has made a worldwide impact. For more information, visit, or call toll-free 800-830-1416.

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