Dräger receives double design award for medical devices
12 March 2009
Two Dräger products have received the iF product design award in
2009: the Ponta beam system and the Infinity C700 for IT workstation.
The iF product design award is one of the most important design
competitions worldwide. The committee’s criteria include: quality of
composition, workmanship, material selection, degree of innovation,
environmental sustainability, functionality, ergonomics and safety.
Features such as these reflect the fundamental requirements of today's
hospital sector for medical devices.
A total of 2,808 products from 39 countries were submitted. The
international selection committee awarded 802 labels for superior
product design. These two medical devices were among the first Dräger
products developed according to the company’s current design guidelines.
The iF Industrie Forum Design e.V. in Hannover recognized the Dräger
Ponta and Infinity C700 for IT for their innovative product design in
the category 'Medicine/Health + Care'.
The ceiling-mounted supply unit Ponta integrates not only extraction
points for gas, electricity and IT connections, but also dimmable light
sources. Based upon different requirements; monitors, infusion pumps and
consoles at intensive care workstations can be attached in various ways
and moved around on trolleys.
The Infinity C700, the cornerstone of Dräger's Omega widescreen
solution, is a medical-grade workstation that combines an
industry-standard CPU with a 20" wide touchscreen colour display that
makes information easy to see, even from a distance. The fan-free design
lowers noise and dust levels, and the optional rotary knob provides
navigation in addition to the touchscreen.
Design in focus
Introduced in 2006, the Dräger Industrial Design Manual played a
decisive role in the development of these two products. Among other
things, it establishes rules for characteristics such as colour, shape,
labelling and choice of materials used for Dräger medical products. The
goal is to achieve a distinct company-specific shape common to all
Dräger products at a medical workplace.
In addition to the manual, teamwork and international co-ordination
were key factors in the design and realization of the Ponta beam system
and the Infinity C700 for IT. The development of the Infinity C700 for
IT was the result of a close collaboration between Dräger development
teams in Lübeck and Andover, Massachusetts (USA) and the design agency
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