NEOFECT was once again honored at the San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) Awards, winning the VirtualTech award for its new Smart Board for Home NextGen, a gamified rehabilitation device for stroke survivors to use at home.
This marks the second consecutive year that the company has received the VirtualTech award, according to a company announcement.
“The Smart Board for Home NextGen is the epitome of the 2019 SFDW Awards theme, and we’re humbled to have won this year after receiving Honorable Mention in the VirtualTech category last year for our Smart Glove for Home,” says Scott Kim, co-founder and CEO of NEOFECT USA, in the release.
“We took every aspect of the patient experience into account when redesigning the Smart Board for Home NextGen,” Kim adds.
“For example, stroke patients’ grip is often weak, so we re-engineered the handle to be more secure. We developed more interactive virtual reality games, like tennis, so patients can have more variety, and also created a dual-player option.”
SFDW is an international design competition that honors projects encouraging thought leadership in design, focusing on “Where Innovation Meets Social Responsibility.”
The awards celebrate and recognize exemplary work in all fields of design, including architecture, interior design, industrial design, communication design, and user experience design.
Twenty-four winning projects and 11 honorable mentions were selected by a jury comprised of professionals—including executives from Lyft, Google, Microsoft, and Fitbit—who reviewed submissions from a pool of applicants from the USA and Europe. Each winning project was judged based on impact, singularity, inclusiveness, social responsibility, ease of use, visual appeal, and feasibility.
Award winners from leading design firms, in-house teams, and creative individuals were honored recently during a ceremony that took place at Pier 27 in San Francisco, the release explains.
“We are extremely excited the San Francisco Design Week Awards returned this year,” states SFDW Executive Director Dawn Zidonis.
“As with last year, the quality of the many entries exceeded our expectations. Congratulations to this year’s outstanding and diverse winners, including NEOFECT.”
[Source(s): NEOFECT, Business Wire]