THERA-Trainer bemo wins Red Dot award for high design quality

THERA-Trainer bemo wins Red Dot award for high design quality

Hochdorf, April 2021: medica Medizintechnik GmbH has been awarded the “Red Dot” award for "Product Design 2021," in cooperation with the design studio Slogdesign. An international jury awarded the THERA-Trainer bemo the coveted "Red Dot" award, which stands for high design quality.

Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec on the laureates

“The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 were particularly impressive this year. The design of their products is excellent, in terms of both the aesthetic and the functionality. It’s not easy to prevail in such a strong field of competitors and to win over our jury. Consequently, I want to congratulate the laureates very sincerely on their success,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot.

Evaluation platform for good design

The Red Dot Award: Product Design dates back as far as 1955 and recognises the best products for a given year. Ca. 50 jurors were once again true to the motto “In search of good design and innovation” in the 2021 competition. The international panel of experts comprises specialists from a wide variety of sectors. They scrutinised the products entered in the competition in a process that spanned several days and were guided by assessment criteria such as the product’s formal quality, ergonomics and longevity. 

THERA-Trainer bemo in exhibitions, online and in the yearbook.

From June 21, 2021, the THERA-Trainer bemo can be seen in the online exhibition on the Red Dot website. On this day, the Red Dot Design Week will also begin, during which this year’s award winners and thus also THERA-Trainer and Slogdesign will be honoured digitally.

From June 22, 2021, the THERA-Trainer bemo will also be included in the exhibition "Design on Stage" at the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, where all of the award-winning products are showcased. Visitors to the museum can experience the quality of the designs in a space that features contemporary design solutions and historical industrial architecture. The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2021/2022 comes out in August. The publication provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art and trends in product design. 

New movement exerciser for intensive care units

medica Medizintechnik GmbH, located in Hochdorf, Upper Swabia, is known world-wide for professional products and robotic assisted solutions for movement therapy.

Since May 2020, many (Covid-19) patients in intensive care units or isolated bed-bound patients in rehabilitation clinics can benefit from daily training with the THERA-Trainer bemo. “Regular activity is very important, especially for the bed-bound patients. With the THERA-Trainer bemo, this can be easily accomplished. In addition to this, motivation and hope can be returned to these patients," Peter Kopf, CEO of medica Medizintechnik, is convinced. "We are very proud that in addition to the functionality, the design of the trainer is also convincing," says Kopf. 

 Optimal solutions through next-generation technologies and patents

THERA-Trainer has developed the new drive technology for the bemo. It is superior to previous drive solutions in terms of performance and smooth running and integrates the crank directly into the drive. The resulting closed surfaces guarantee the extra safety and hygiene. Essential for use in intensive care units. CTO Otto Höbel explains: "This intelligent drive technology, adapted to the needs of the user, the patented portal solution and the high-tech T.assist equipment, which complements the concept with distance sensors and audio-visual signals, make the THERA-Trainer bemo fundamentally different from all other devices on the market. Special thanks, in addition to all internal colleagues from R&D and product management, go to our long-term product design partner Slogdesign for this forward-looking, successful result."

Über die medica Medizintechnik GmbH

Under the THERA-Trainer® brand, medica Medizintechnik GmbH develops, produces and distributes device-based treatment concepts for lower extremities worldwide. In doing so, medica transfers the latest scientific findings for all phases of neurological and geriatric rehabilitation into everyday therapeutic practice. About 110 committed employees work passionately every day to set new standards and make “life in motion” a continuous reality.
The company was founded in 1990 and is based in Hochdorf, southern Germany.
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88454 Hochdorf
Telefon: +49 (7355) 9314-0
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