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2020

GOOD DESIGN|グッドデザイン・ベスト100

Award-winning item
WheezeScan [OMRON WheezeScan HWZ-1000T]
Business Owner
OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
Category
Medical equipment and facilities
Company
OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Award Number
20G100605
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2020

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Outline

WheeseScan supports child asthma management.Proper asthma treatment for children is difficult since children can't express their symptoms themselves.WheeseScan supports asthma management at home by detecting abnormal pulmonary sounds before asthma attacks occur.Using WheeseScan with Asthma Diary, an app that tracks symptoms and medication records, enables management data to be shared with doctors.

Producer

OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.

Director

Design Communication Department, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.

Designer

Design Communication Department, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.

Already on the market
2020/4

Evaluation

With pediatric asthma, not only is it difficult for the child to communicate their symptoms, but there are also cases in which inflammation is present in the body even in the absence of clear symptoms. The idea of treating asthma by creating a new habit of measuring wheezing at home is one that could only have come from a company that inspired the habit of home blood pressure measurement and evokes empathy with its consistent desire to facilitate sensing-based health care. The form and interface have been devised to promote accurate measurement, with an appearance that has just the right emphasis on visual charm, while the advanced technology lifts it into a higher dimension. This is an outstanding proposition that offers new value through home management of asthma.

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