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2018

Good Design Award

Award-winning item
An eye shade for goal ball [SWANS GB-161]
Business Owner
YAMAMOTO KOGAKU CO.,LTD.
Category
Sporting goods
Company
yamamoto kogaku co,ltd (Japan)
Award Number
18G020094
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2018

Outline* The shown information is the one as of the awarded date and might has been changed.

Outline

The eyeshade is the blind goggle which is designed for the goalball players in order for them to equalize their each visibility. The goalball is the sport for the visually impaired persons and played by 2 teams with 3 players in one. Both teams compete scores to aim the goal by rolling a 1.25 kg weight ball which has a bell inside. The players rely on the sound of the bell during the game but they sometime get physical contacts with others due to the blind. Therefore, the protection of the face has been the first priority during the design development as well as the fitting to the face so that the players can concentrate on the game. The black is common for the goggle color, but we have considered other colors and designs to have players capture the audience as Paralympic athletes.

Producer

Naoyuki Yamamoto, COO & PRESIDENT, YAMAMOTO KOGAKU Co.,Ltd.

Director

Kimio Matsumoto, Keishi Yoshikawa, Product Planning Dept, YAMAMOTO KOGAKU Co.,Ltd.

Designer

Yuka Ueda, Product Planning Dept,/ Masataka Asada, Digital Products Dept, YAMAMOTO KOGAKU Co.,Ltd.

左:デザイナー、右:設計者

Market release pending
2018/8/1
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