Four Red Dot Awards for Siemens Healthineers Product Design
The judges of the prestigious Red Dot Award have bestowed a number of product design awards on Siemens Healthineers: This year, the MRI scanner MAGNETOM Vida, the mammography system MAMMOMAT Revelation, the mobile C-arm Cios Spin, and the SOMATOM go. platform of CT scanners have convinced the judges in terms of design concept, formal quality, and functionality.
The annually awarded Red Dot Award is one of the biggest design competitions in the world. In 2018, more than 6,300 products by designers and manufacturers from 59 countries were entered into the competition. A panel of 40 judges evaluated the products according to strict criteria such as degree of innovation, functionality, formal quality, ergonomics, and durability. The award ceremony will be held on July 9, 2018, in Essen, Germany. After the IF Design Award 2017 and the German Design Award 2018, this year’s Red Dot Awards are further testimony to the excellence behind the new Siemens Healthineers product design – a winning combination of ease of use, high manufacturing quality, and attractive overall design.
A combination of soft shapes and sharply defined technological elements
The Siemens Healthineers product design is based on soft shapes conveying an atmosphere of openness and easy access to patients combined with sharply defined technological elements. The products that won the Red Dot Award are prime examples of how intelligent hardware can support communication, user guidance, and automation.
The design of the mobile flat detector C-arm Cios Spin aims to improve user guidance in order to make surgical workflow more efficient, simpler, and safer. It is easy to move and has convinced the judges with an impressive design that conveys a sense of lightness: The color-coded axes, ergonomic design, as well as positioning of handles and user interfaces are instrumental in aiding workflows and communication among the surgical team. The detector and X-ray tube assembly are smaller in volume, allowing optimum access to the patient and giving surgeons enough space even for large surgical instruments. The system’s design also addresses hygiene aspects through integrated wiring and antimicrobial surfaces.
The 3-Tesla System MAGNETOM Vida featuring BioMatrix Technology is raising the bar for the future of personalized MRI scanning. The powerful and efficient scanner features an intuitive user interface that creates a natural symbiosis between hardware and software to enhance patient and user comfort. Its design seeks to give the voluminous system a compact look, while pleasant moodlight illuminates the front of the unit and the magnet opening, which helps to improve patient experience.
When developing the high-end mammography system MAMMOMAT Revelation , the main goal was to make breast cancer screening more comfortable and help patients overcome their fear of the process. The patient-oriented design of the MAMMOMAT Revelation adds to the overall positive response to the system, while the compression speed can be slowed down to help increase patient trust. The MoodLight feature can be set individually, creating a pleasant atmosphere to help put the patient at ease and improve the patient experience.
With the SOMATOM go. platform, Siemens Healthineers sought to make high-quality radiological care accessible to every patient. A unique approach in CT imaging is the mobile workflow. A new workplace design with short distances, tablet and remote control, integrated patient observation camera, adjustable injector arm, and automated features such as patient positioning and postprocessing – without the burden of routine tasks, the radiologist can focus fully on the patient.