International design competition honoring projects encouraging thought leadership in design, focusing on "Where Innovation Meets Social Responsibility"
SAN FRANCISCO - (BUSINESS WIRE) -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. The award recognizes the project team for their dedication, as well as the solution to the groundbreaking design and commitment to creating a positive future for society.
"We took every aspect of the patient experience into account when redesigning the Smart Board for Home Next Gen," said Scott Kim, co-founder and CEO of NEOFECT USA. "For example, stroke patients' grip is often weak, so we reengineered the handle to be more secure. We have developed more interactive virtual reality games, like tennis, so we can have more variety, and also created a dual-player option. "
The SFDW Awards is an international design competition seeking to encourage thought leadership by supporting designers whose works contribute toward a positive future for society. As the premier gathering of the world's most active design community, SFDW's theme, “Where Innovation Meets Social Responsibility,” was met by award winners from leading design firms, in-house teams, and creative individuals who were honored at Pier 27 in San Francisco on June 20.
“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,” continued Kim.
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 distinguished professionals, including executives from Lyft, Google, and Fitbit — who reviewed submissions from an exceptionally competitive 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.
"We are extremely excited about the San Francisco Design Week Awards returned this year," said SFDW Executive Director Dawn Zidonis. "As with last year, the quality of many entries exceeded our expectations. Congratulations to this year's outstanding and different winners, including NEOFECT. "
For more information about the winning Smart Board for Home NextGen, visit https://home.neofect.com/smart-board.
About San Francisco Design Week
Launched in 2006, San Francisco Design Week (SFDW) is an essential week-long regional festival that shows the unique intersection of ideas, design, business and entrepreneurship that makes the Bay the birthplace of the future. For more information, visit www.sfdesignweek.org or the SFDW blog.
Med-tech company NEOFECT helps stroke survivors and people with spinal cord injuries, musculoskeletal disorders, neurological conditions regain independence and live fuller, more active lives. Its main function is to create more artificial movement to improve hand mobility. http://home.neofect.com
Gregory FCA for NEOFECT