iF Design Award presents the 2021 Health and Fitness winners

Dezeen promotion: an anti-snoring pillow and a healthcare bracelet that helps people regulate their bodies are among the winning Health and Fitness designs at this year's iF Design Award.

The iF Design Award evaluates designs across product design, communication, service design, packaging, architecture, interior design and user experience.

This year's winners in the Health and Fitness category, include design solutions that aim to improve health and wellbeing.

Below are the award-winning projects. Explore all of the winning designs on the iF Design Award's website.


iF Design Awards winning project

GlucoStick 

GlucoStick is a reusable glucose monitor designed to transform how people with diabetes manage and track their glucose levels.

Standard glucose monitors require 14 days of continuous blood and sugar monitoring and are often expensive.

GlucoStick reuses a sterilisable lancing stick where users twist on new replacement lancets before each use. This reduces waste and the system's cost.

Project: GlucoStick
Manufacturer:
Compal Electronics
Designer:
Compal Electronics
Category: 
Medicine / Health


iF Design Awards winning project

Canyon Speedmax

According to the iF Design Award, the enthusiasm for cycling has increased during the pandemic.

Canyon Speedmax is a triathlon bike that includes storage spaces and has optimised aerodynamics, to give triathlete athletes competitive advantages.

Project: Canyon Speedmax
Manufacturer: Canyon Bicycles
Designer: 
ARTEFAKT design
Category:
Sports / Outdoor / Bicycles


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Lumitester Smart

The Lumitester Smart is a hygiene monitoring system that can be used to assess whether an object is contaminated.

It uses long-term tracking technology that can be shared via a smartphone app, enabling users to manage their hygiene, "at a time when cleanliness has never been more important".

Project: Lumitester Smart
Manufacturer:
Kikkoman Biochemifa company
Designer:
OPTEX Co
Category:
Medicine / Health


A photograph of Motion Pillow

Motion Pillow

Motion Pillow is an anti-snoring pillow designed to improve the user's quality of sleep.

It is ergonomically designed with airbags within the pillow that change the position of a user's head without disturbing their sleep.

It has an ergonomic C-curve design to support the user's cervical spine.

Project: Motion Pillow
Manufacturer: 10minds Co
Designer: 10minds Co
Category: Medicine and health


DNA band

DnaBand

DnaNudge's DnaBand is a product that enables users to make food choices that are personalised to their own DNA profile.

Users scan food packaging's barcodes, and the technology tells them whether the product is recommended based on their DNA.

Project: DnaBand
Manufacturer: DnaNudge
Designer:
DnaNudge
Category:
Medicine / Health


A photograph of a winning iF Design Award product

OMRON Compressor Nebulizer

OMRON Compressor Nebulizer is a therapeutic medical machine that can be used as a treatment for asthma.

The bottle is designed for both children and adults, and the rounded mask is meant to be worn while sleeping.

Project: OMRON Compressor Nebulizer
Manufacturer: OMRON Healthcare Co
Designer:
OMRON Healthcare Co
Category: 
Medicine / Health


JOINFIT Fast Adjustable Dumbbell

JOINFIT Fast Adjustable Dumbbell is a dumbbell that users can adjust the weight of to vary their training intensity.

The product aims to halt the inefficient disassembly process of standard adjustable dumbbells and result in an efficient fitness regime.

Project: JOINFIT Fast Adjustable Dumbbell
Manufacturer: Suzhou SIP Joinfit Sports&Leisure Products Co
Designer:
Suzhou SIP Joinfit Sports&Leisure Products Co
Category: 
Sports / Outdoor / Bicycles


Embr Wave 2

Embr Wave 2 is a healthcare bracelet that was designed to help people thermally regulate their bodies.

When worn, Wave 2 delivers a cool sensation on the wrists and is designed to relieve the symptoms of menopause, migraines, and insomnia that often cause the body to overheat.

The system allows users to manage their comfort via personalised control.

Project: Embr Wave 2
Manufacturer:
Embr Labs
Designer:
Loft Design
Category:
Medicine / Health


Neck Cooler

Neck Cooler is a device that can be worn around the necks to reduce the risk of heatstroke in hot environments.

In summer, it cools the blood flowing through the neck to lower the core body temperature, minimising the decline in brain function and maintaining a user's concentration.

In winter, it warms the neck and improves blood flow to eliminate body chilling.

Project: Neck Cooler
Manufacturer:
Fujitsu
Designer:
Fujitsu
Category:
Medicine / Health


LUISA

LUISA is a ventilator designed to be used at home. It has a compact, mobile, and lightweight design, which has a battery run time of up to 18 hours.

It works in either a vertical or horizontal position and can be attached to a bed or a wheelchair. The design is intended to give users security and "expands the user's radius of action supported also by easy operation via the ten-inch display".

Project: LUISA
Manufacturer:
Löwenstein Medical Group
Designer:
Löwenstein Medical Group
Category:
Medicine / Health


Multifunctional home fitness equipment

This multifunctional home fitness equipment is designed to meet the fitness needs of diverse groups of people and includes barbells, kettlebells, dumbbells.

The equipment range is designed to be stylish and can be stored within a small space at home.

Project: Multifunctional home fitness equipment
Manufacturer:
Hangzhou Feier Industrial Design Co
Designer:
Hangzhou Feier Industrial Design Co
Category: 
Health / Medicine


Mobifitness Smart Elliptical Trainer

Mobifitness Smart Elliptical Trainer is a range of professional fitness equipment designed to blend into the home.

The equipment has 24 adjustable levels of resistance that can be controlled by a smartphone app.

Project: Mobifitness Smart Elliptical Trainer
Manufacturer:
Mobifitness
Designer:
 Mobifitness
Category:
Sports / Outdoor / Bicycles


iF Design Awards

Novo GO

Novo GO is a wearable safety device designed to connect older adults with a service centre when needed. The device can make calls via a mobile network, ensure user safety and allow them freedom of movement.

The design is created for user comfort and is equipped with a simple interface.

Project: Novo GO
Manufacturer:
Legrand
Designer:
Bticino
Category:
Health / Medicine


Modular highly-integrated home fitness system

G-wall is a modular home fitness system with weight lifting devices, an anaerobic exercise module and a weight module with dumbbells, barbells and dumbbells.

The equipment and cabinets come in a range of materials and colours.

Project: Modular highly-integrated home fitness system
Manufacturer:
Piano Customized Furniture Co
Designer:
Piano Customized Furniture Co
Category: 
Sports / Outdoor / Bicycles


Moon kettlebell

The Moon Kettlebell is made for home exercise.

The non-slip design has a compact volume and is designed to have an architectural quality, ensuring it doesn't appear like traditional gym equipment.

Project: Moon kettlebell
Manufacturer:
Hangzhou Feier Industrial Design Co
Designer:
Hangzhou Feier Industrial Design Co
Category: 
Sports / Outdoor / Bicycles


Smart Blood Pressure Monitor

The Smart Blood Pressure Monitor is designed to solve the inaccurate results of traditional blood pressure monitors and provide a new user experience.

The design's "hand pillow" is added for comfort and positions the user's hand to ensure an accurate measurement. Its forest green colour intends to relieve user tension.

The project aims to solve the problem of inaccurate results caused by measurement posture or psychological factors.

Project: Smart Blood Pressure Monitor
Manufacturer:
Shenzhen Apeman Innovations Technology Co
Designer:
Shenzhen La Chang Laboratory
Category: Medicine / Health


MOBI TM 01

MOBI TM 01 is a folding treadmill with a minimalist design that ensures users forget about the machine and focus on their exercise.

Its surface is designed to absorb impact and reduce injuries. It is available in five back designs and comes with a "mobifitness app", which allows users to plan their exercise sessions.

Project: MOBI TM 01
Manufacturer:
mobifitness
Designer:
aolab
Category:
Sports / Outdoor / Bicycles


Island

Island is an all-in-one preventative health device that can alert an issue with a patient before mishaps.

It is designed to detect and track vitals, which it sends to the cloud for AI analysis.

The design monitors and records heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure, respiratory rate, cholesterol, glucose, and uric acid.

Project: Island
Manufacturer:
Compal Electronics
Designer:
Compal Electronics
Category:
Medicine / Health


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