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2019

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン金賞

Award-winning item
Sensory Device of Sound [Ontenna : A user interface that enables sound to be experienced through your body]
Business Owner
FUJITSU LIMITED
Category
01-01 Accessories and personal items
Company
FUJITSU LIMITED (Japan)
FUJITSU DESIGN LIMITED (Japan)
Award Number
19G050279
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2019

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Outline

Ontenna is a new kind of user interface you can clip to your hair, ear lobes, collar or sleeve of your shirt. Through vibrations and light, Ontenna conveys the unique features of sound to the user. We have jointly developed this product together with deaf people with the aim of designing a future in which everyone can enjoy the magic of sound.

Producer

Tatsuya Honda, FUJITSU LIMITED

Director

Tatsuya Honda, FUJITSU LIMITED + Ippei Takami, FUJITSU DESIGN LIMITED

Designer

Tatsuya Honda, FUJITSU LIMITED + Ippei Takami, FUJITSU DESIGN LIMITED + Yudai Senzaki, ALTEKNA Co., Ltd.

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More information

https://ontenna.jp/

Market release pending
2019/6

Evaluation

This is a tool with an entirely new concept in which the hearing impaired or anyone else with language difficulties could communicate through vibration and light. Transcending national borders, nationality, age and gender, the new type of communication tool deliver sounds through sensory messages, bringing a new way for people to connect. While simple and beautiful as a product, it is also well thought out in terms of storage and recharging. The fascinating concept and great potential for the future development also gained recognition.

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