Hearing instrument remote control ePen receives “red dot” product design award 2010
Siemens Audiology has been awarded the “red dot award: product design” for its hearing instrument remote control ePen. The international prize is awarded annually by a prestigious jury to products with exceptional design quality. This year, more than 1600 participants from 57 countries took part with more than 4000 entries. The award-winning ePen is a remote control for Siemens hearing systems shaped like a fountain pen. It allows hearing instrument wearers to discreetly adjust the volume and listening programs.
The “red dot award: product design” is the second design prize Siemens Audiology has received for its remote control ePen. Shaped like an elegant fountain pen, it allows users to discreetly make volume control and program changes to their hearing instruments. Simply pull it open and make a few small turns is all that is needed to set the hearing instrument as desired.
The ePen works with Siemens Pure, Life, and Motion hearing instruments. Depending on the degree of the hearing impairment, design preferences, and personal requirements, these hearing instruments offer optimal care for almost every type of hearing impairment. The “red dot” is awarded to products that have outstanding design quality. As well as the formal quality, the independent jury also evaluates criteria such as the degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics, symbolic and emotional content, and the self-explanatory quality of a product. The award will be presented on 5 July in Essen, Germany, as part of a gala event.
The Siemens Healthcare Sector is one of the world’s largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a trendsetter in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, medical information technology and hearing aids. Siemens offers its customers products and solutions for the entire range of patient care from a single source – from prevention and early detection to diagnosis, and on to treatment and aftercare. By optimizing clinical workflows for the most common diseases, Siemens also makes healthcare faster, better and more cost-effective. Siemens Healthcare employs some 48,000 employees worldwide and operates around the world. In fiscal year 2009 (to September 30), the Sector posted revenue of 11.9 billion euros and profit of around 1.5 billion euros. For further information please visit: