Instraspec contour® named “Red Dot Winner 2020” for excellence in product design

Instraspec contour® named “Red Dot Winner 2020” for excellence in product design

Posted On March 1st, 2020
Surgical Solutions

Robinson Healthcare Ltd, a Vernacare company, is delighted to have been awarded a prestigious “Red Dot” for its highly innovative Instraspec contour® single use vaginal speculum by the judging panel in one of the world’s most renowned international design competitions, the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2020.

Instraspec contour® is a highly innovative, safe, unbreakable plastic single use vaginal speculum with a unique ergonomic, contoured profile designed to reduce patient anxiety and discomfort, thereby potentially increasing clinic attendance for critical diagnostic examinations.

Key product features include:

· An ergonomic contoured profile for trauma free use.

· Unique gel pockets retain lubricant, further reducing patient discomfort during initial insertion

· Anti-pinch hinge and beak profile; prevents the vaginal tissue becoming trapped (pinched), especially during beak closure.

· A pivoting runner mechanism for enhanced, unobstructed visual and instrumentation access

· Ergonomic handles; profiled for maximum clinician control.

· Smooth, silent, rapid opening and closing mechanism reduces patient anxiety.

· Class IIa medical device, therefore also suitable for surgically invasive procedures as well as observational and examination procedures

· Safe, unbreakable in normal use, through advanced design and material selection.

· Available in 5 sizes to meet the anatomical needs of the patient.

Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec on the laureates

“The winners of the Red Dot Award have proved that they have created excellent products worthy of winning an award. The products won over the jury not only through their aesthetic, but also thanks to their incomparable functionality. With their designs, the award winners are setting new standards in their industry. I wish to congratulate them most sincerely on their success,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot.

Detailed evaluation of the products entered The Red Dot Award: Product Design offers designers and manufacturers from all over the world a platform for assessing their products. In 2020, designers and companies from 60 countries entered more than 6,500 products in the competition. The international jury comprises experienced experts from different disciplines and has been convening for around 65 years in order to select the year’s best designs. The adjudication process lasts several days and is based on essential criteria: The jurors test all of the entries in order to assess not just the aesthetic but also the materials selected, the level of craftsmanship, the surface structure, ergonomics and functionality. After intensive discussions, they make a decision on the design quality of the products. True to the motto “In search of good design and innovation”, only the best designs receive an award.

Instraspec contour® presented in exhibitions, online and in the yearbook

On 22 June 2020, Instraspec contour® will be added to the exhibition “Design on Stage” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, where all of the award-winning products will be on show. The museum will thus be a hot spot for best-in-class industrial design. From that date, the winning product from Robinson Healthcare Ltd will also be presented in the online exhibition on the Red Dot website. The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2020/2021 comes out in July 2020

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