PainChek Wins 2018 Good Design Award®

Australia’s Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, were held at the Sydney Opera House on 17 May.


PainChek™ received a prestigious Good Design Award® Gold Winner in the Social Impact category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

 

The Good Design Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the market, excellence in digital and communication design and reward emerging areas of design including business model innovation, social impact and design entrepreneurship.

The Good Design Awards Jury said the PainChek™’s app is a “great product and beautiful integration of technology that will make a big difference to people’s lives. This system has real applicability and could be an incredibly impactful piece moving forward. Genuine issue and super promising with human application of machine learning to ease one of the many challenges of living with dementia. The system has been tested and peer reviewed and from a design and impact perspective is just plain excellent.”

“Design to us is not just what a product looks like, but how it work” says PainChek CEO Philip Daffas. “Our vision was to create a simple, seamless and user-friendly app to make it easy to identify pain for those who don’t have a voice, particularly people living with dementia and alzheimers. It’s a proud moment for the team to receive this award, and great recognition of their innovative thinking, passion and hard work.”

The 60th Anniversary Good Design Awards attracted a record number of entries. From the 536 innovative designs, only 260 projects were selected to receive the coveted Good Design Award®.

The winners were presented with the new sustainably designed Good Design Award trophy in Sydney. Special guest, Jan Utzon (son of Jorn Utzon, who designed the Sydney Opera House) presented the Good Design Award® of the Year on stage and congratulated all of the 2018 Winners.

Winners of the Good Design Awards will be showcased to the general public during Vivid Sydney, the world’s biggest festival of light, music and ideas in Sydney from 25-27 May 2018 at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, Circular Quay.

PainChek™’s success highlights health-tech leadership at an international standard; driven by passion, innovation, and purpose.