Five of Doro's Care Electronics products have won bronze in the “Communications products” category of IDEA, the American design award. Together with the other winners, Doro was presented in this week's issue of the American business magazine Business Week.
“We are unbelievably proud of the award for our products in Care Electronics. This is proof that our extensive investment in design for the elderly has attracted international attention. It shows that products for senior citizens can also be inventive and good-looking,” says Jérôme Arnaud, Doro's CEO.
The Doro Care Electronics products awarded bronze in the IDEA® competition are the HearPlus 317c, MemoryPlus 319ph and HearPlus 318w telephones, the HandleEasy 326gsm mobile phone and the HandleEasy 321rc remote control. All five products have been developed in cooperation with the internationally noted Swedish design agency, Ergonomidesign. Ergonomidesign is one of the world's leading design firms in Inclusive Design, or Design for All, ie designing and developing products so that they suit people with special needs.
In total there were 1,517 contributions to the competition of which 205 received an award. Earlier this year Doro also won the French design prize, the Janus Award, with its Doro MemoryPlus 319ph phone for senior citizens, which has now won two awards.