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SWITCH-IT Vigo Head Drive named Scandinavian Health & Rehab Messe's 2023 New Product of the Year

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Sunrise Medical Group is thrilled to announce that the Switch-It Vigo Head Drive has been awarded the prestigious title of "New Product of the Year" at the Scandinavian Health & Rehab Messe 2023 in Denmark. Out of 26 nominated products from 25 companies, we emerged as the winner in this highly competitive category.

The selection process involved an impartial committee of judges comprising representatives from various fields, including healthcare, municipalities, design, innovation, education, and user groups. These experts evaluated the registered products on the first day of the fair. The criteria for winning the "New Product of the Year" award included novelty value, useful features, enhanced quality of life for individual users, and positive impact on the daily lives of users,  caregivers, and therapists.

The Vigo Head Drive stood out among the entries, impressing the judges with its innovative design and functionality.

In the notes from the nomination, they said:

“The Vigo Head Drive presents a sleek and discreet design, resembling a standard headset. This design destigmatizes the device, making it appear just like any other headset. Not only does it offer practical functionality, such as the ability to listen to music, but it also transforms the user's head into an intuitive joystick. Furthermore, there is a potential for further development, including the option to calibrate it with other welfare technology devices”.

We are immensely proud of this achievement and grateful for the recognition that the new Switch-It Vigo product has received.

Health and Rehab

Health & Rehab is Denmark and Scandinavia's most important and largest meeting place and forum for professional development, inspiration, and knowledge sharing. Around 6000 professionals within the health care field and around 200 exhibitors from more than 6 countries participate. Here, all employees within the social, health care, disability, and elderly fields can update themselves professionally through workshops, presentations, and debates, and meet producers, players, and organizations that characterize the fields.

At the exhibition, the latest and best solutions in health and welfare technology, rehabilitation, aids, services and care, and hospital equipment are presented.

About Sunrise Medical: Committed to improving people’s lives, Sunrise Medical is a world leader in the innovation, manufacture, and distribution of advanced assistive mobility devices and solutions. Distributed in more than 130 countries under its own 17 proprietary brands, the key products include manual and power wheelchairs, scooters, power assist products, paediatric mobility and therapeutical devices, seating & positioning systems, and daily living aids. Operating in 19 countries, Sunrise Medical Group is headquartered in Malsch, Germany, and employs over 2,600 associates worldwide.

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