We thoroughly verified things like the height of the washing machine and the depth that users’ hands could reach without effort to create a washing machine that makes unloading easier.
We also used a large white touch-LED screen with large print to make it easier to see the display.

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Product photo of vertical fully-automatic washing machine
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White touch-LED screen

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Even for just one or two servings, this rice cooker creates sweet, tasty rice down to the last grain.
We also used a large-print white-backlit LED screen to make it easier to see the display.

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Product photo of Odoridaki Rice Cooker small-capacity type (3 servings)

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The number of replacement blades is printed larger, as it varies by electric shaver model. This makes it easier to spot in crowded, confusing shop shelves.

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Revamped Japan-use shavers
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Product photo of package of replacement blades for Japan-use shavers

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Doorbell notifies people with hearing difficulties through sound and flashing light.

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Product photo of Doorbell with Light

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The display lights up to make it easy to locate the switch in the dark.

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Product photo of Advance Series: Contactless Switch
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Advance Series: Contactless Switch in use

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We reconsidered the materials used in the body and components to make them as lightweight as possible.
A 2kg* lightweight vacuum cleaner that even lightens your mood!
*Weight of main unit

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Product photo of J Concept bag-type vacuum cleaner

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An electronic blackboard supporting color UD.
Can be operated easily by children simply by touching the screen.

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Product photo of touch screen LCD display

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We wanted to create a manual that’ s easy to use even for the not-so-digital savvy carers.
By combining the carers’ manual that includes diagrams and simple wording with the manual for visually impaired people with only normal font size , we’ ve developed a layout that’ s easy to understand for both users at the same time. The positive feedback we’ ve received confirms this new layout enables the users to learn how to operate the device in a shorter time.
* Enables checking of written information included in PCs and smart phones using a function that converts text to speech.

photo:Operating manual for the visually impaired (IC recorder), Received the 'Consumer-orientated Activity Award' at The Second Consumer-orientated Activities Awards, Received the 'Electronic Manual Excellence Award' and the 'Planning Award' at the 2015 Japan Manual Contest

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For optimal legibility of letters, we not only researched size and contrast of the letters, but the fonts themselves. Through global research, validation by senior users, and expert interviews, we identified four elements that constitute a good font: visibility, recognizability, legibility, and good design. We collaborated with a type foundry, Iwata Co., Ltd., and developed the world's first Universal Design font in 2006. This font is used for all operation panels on Panasonic products. In 2008, the font was used as the brand logo for Panasonic Group.

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Example of Panasonic Universal Design Font

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In a collaboration with non-profit organization, CUDO (Color Universal Design Organization), we analyzed colors that can easily be distingueished by those with difficulties differentiating between red and green hues. The results are used on VIERA and DIGA’s remote control color buttons and on program guides. We acquired the CUDO’s Color Universal Design Certification, which is only given to products that have met their standards.
Color Universal Design was implemented in 2007.

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Remote Control Color Keys
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Electronic Program Guide with Color Coded Categories

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The rechargeable hearing aid is easy to use and care for, even for elderly people.It uses wireless charging technology with a built-in rechargeable battery.Simply place it on the charger.

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Product photo of Rechargeable Receiver-In-Canal Hearing Aid

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A voice readout feature to assist visually impaired TV viewers is available in models for the overseas as well as Japanese markets.
Multiple-language service is provided, varying by region, with up to 25 languages supported globally.

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Product photo of 4K TV

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This cooktop has safety features that include rings that glow when in use, notifies you when something is burning, and automatically switches off when an empty pot or pan is being heated. It can read menus aloud, and, in more detailed modes, can read out the heat settings, set temperature, and even timer settings.

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Product photo of IH Cooktop

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The voice announcement of a fire can quickly alert people during an emergency.

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Product photo of Home Fire Alarm

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We reduced the size of the home elevator for easier and simpler installation, while maintaining minimal size for wheelchairs.

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Product photo of Home Elevator

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By linking with home electronics that support IoT, other speaker-equipped home electronics such as televisions can be used to provide information such as when washing machines or cooking have finished, or when the room temperature rises, for example. They can also provide voice notifications of things that are easy to forget, like garbage disposal dates or when to take medication, if programmed in advance. This provides support for each person to live a comfortable life in their own way.

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Voice Push Notification | Works in conjunction with home electronics to provide voice notifications
photo:By linking with home electronics that support IoT, it can provide information such as when washing machines or cooking have finished, or when the room temperature rises, for example.
IoT-supporting home electronics that can be linked with useful daily information

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With design that accommodates all body shapes and AI technology that improves user safety with just the right amount of workload, this solution assists the elderly in regaining the ability and desire to walk.

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Walk-training robot concept
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Product photo of walk-training robot

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An “attendant” inside the smartphone provides hospitality to tourists. Verified to work through testing in Japan and overseas, now being commercialized. Your very own personal attendant will help you see the sights. A new technology used on smartphones and tablets. It can inform you by voice, video, text, or vibrations as your own personalized guidance.* Its appealing way of providing information makes travel that much more fun.
*Supported languages: English, Japanese, Chinese (traditional, simplified), Korean

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Smart Town Walker in use
Explanation diagram:Supporting users on walking tours Tours can even be set up as a “stamp rally,” in which users collect a stamp for each sightseeing spot they visit. Spots can be displayed using radar, so tourists can visit them all even without a route guide.
Illustration of how smartphone-based navigation works

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This translation device can be used while talking face-to-face with customers.
Nine languages are supported: English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Spanish, French and Brazilian Portuguese. It is loaded with useful support features for communication between foreign visitors and natives.

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Image of product in use
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Product photo of Encounter Translator

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People who have difficulty with complicated operations can perform basic TV operation and search TV programs and websites with natural speech.

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Product photo of TV/Blu-ray Disc Recorder

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Whether steaming rice or boiling stew, it controls the heat for you. With a single button, you can adjust the heat from simmer to high, making it easy to use.
The controls also have braille and tactile symbols.

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Using the Tabletop IH Cooktop (example)
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One-touch buttons for "simmer" and "high"

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Thoroughly cleans the bowl with bubbles and running water each time you flush.
A cushion of bubbles prevents dirt from flying up from the bowl.

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Product photo of Fully Self-cleaning Toilet Alauno

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A compact yet richly-functional washing machine. Always remains clean thanks to its “Quick Tub Rinsing” course and its three tub-cleaning courses.
A fully automatic washing machine with easy-to-use digital and Braille labels.

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Product photo of Fully Automatic Washing Machine
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Easy-to-use operation panel with digital display

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The main buttons have tactile symbols, making them easy to identify by touch. The display also uses large, easy-to-reach characters, and is backlit so it can be easily seen in the dark.

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Product photo of air conditioner remote control
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The backlit LED is easy to read even in the dark

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Tactile symbols are used for the power switch, channel button, and play button, and grouping and shape are modified to make them easy to understand.
The simple remote control is also pared down to just the functions needed for watching television, reducing the number of buttons to make it less confusing.

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Product photo of television remote control

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Easy to straddle, so easy to get and out of. The Smile Bathtub is a new shape of bathtub that allows you to immerse yourself to your shoulders.
The sides have been dropped by 5 cm, making it easier to get your legs over.
With less difference in level between the floor and the bottom of the tub, it's easier to remain stable when moving.

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Product photo of Smile Bathtub
The sides have been dropped by 5 cm, making it easier to get your legs over.  With less difference in level between the floor and the bottom of the tub, it's easier to remain stable when moving.
Smile Bathtub concept

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Just sit and wash to warm your whole body. A shower you can use in a relaxed position, avoiding stress on your body.

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The Shower in use

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Just pull it out from the Clean Dock and start cleaning. Being a separated style, it can clean things without feeling heavy.
Each time you charge it, the Clean Dock will automatically collect the waste from inside the vacuum. Simple, clean disposal of rubbish that only requires replacing a paper bag about once a month.

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Product photo of separate-style cordless stick vacuum cleaner
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The Clean Dock automatically collects waste

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We reconsidered the materials used in the body and components to make them as lightweight as possible.
A 2kg* lightweight vacuum cleaner that even lightens your mood!
*Weight of main unit

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Product photo of J Concept bag-type vacuum cleaner

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We reduced the size of the home elevator for easier and simpler installation, while maintaining minimal size for wheelchairs.

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Product photo of Home Elevator

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This security gate manages entry and exit using facial recognition.
The system eliminates the need to open doors by using hands, making passage by wheelchair users easy and stress-free.

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Product photo of KPAS
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Illustration of KPAS in use

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The self-cleaning filter works when used in high places, making it easy to maintain.

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How the Air Conditioner with Filter Cleaning Robot works

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Thoroughly cleans the bowl with bubbles and running water each time you flush.
A cushion of bubbles prevents dirt from flying up from the bowl.

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Product photo of Fully Self-cleaning Toilet Alauno

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This product reduces the cleaning frequency to once every 10 years with a new design that shakes off oil with high-speed rotation.

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Product photo of Range Hood with Hydrophilic and Fluorine Coating

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Cleaning rooms in a triangular form from corner to corner. Lightens the chore of doing the cleaning.
By connecting it with a speaker containing Google Assistant (sold separately), you can operate it by voice as well.

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Product photo of Robot Vacuum Cleaner (RULO)

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Placed around one’s neck, the LED lights up a large area around your feet. When forcefully pulled, it unfastens for safety.

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Product photo of LED neck light

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Drastically reducing the time and effort to get in and out of a wheelchair.
Rise assisting robot that lessens the burden on carers.

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Product photo of ResyonePlus

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This cooktop has safety features that include rings that glow when in use, notifies you when something is burning, and automatically switches off when an empty pot or pan is being heated. It can read menus aloud, and, in more detailed modes, can read out the heat settings, set temperature, and even timer settings.

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Product photo of IH Cooktop

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Users can easily perform the child-lock settings for this washing machine by following the illustrations in the Operating Instructions or accessing an FAQ on the Panasonic website via QR code to view a step-by-step video. The child lock feature provides safety use by preventing small children from climbing into the drum.
Received the 'Consumer-orientated Activity Award' at The Sixth Consumer-orientated Activity Awards

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QR code link to show how to set the child lock

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Save time preparing meals, allowing you the peace of mind of watching over your children. Along with creating different meals as your children grow up, it helps you live a rich lifestyle by increasing the time you can spend together.
The operation button is switched on only as long as the lock release button is held down, preventing accidents if the lock release is accidentally pushed.

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Product photo of hand blender
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Illustration of recipe book for weaning infants

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By setting the “Prevent unwanted calls”* function, the telephone will respond before it actually starts ringing, playing a message that informs the other person that their call will be recorded.
When taking a call, the ring tone and warning announcement will be replayed one after the other, and if you pick up the phone, your conversation will be automatically recorded.

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Product photo of telephone
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Product photo of fax

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You can keep an eye on children and pets through your smartphone even when you are out, or cleaning or working in a different room.

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Product photo of Home Network System

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By adhering firmly to the 1V base, this stand prevents a 1V from toppling in an earthquake or when jostled by children playing, etc

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Product photo of anti-toppling mechanism

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Easy to straddle, so easy to get and out of. The Smile Bathtub is a new shape of bathtub that allows you to immerse yourself to your shoulders.
The sides have been dropped by 5 cm, making it easier to get your legs over.
With less difference in level between the floor and the bottom of the tub, it's easier to remain stable when moving.

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Product photo of Smile Bathtub
The sides have been dropped by 5 cm, making it easier to get your legs over. With less difference in level between the floor and the bottom of the tub, it's easier to remain stable when moving.
Smile Bathtub concept

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The plug is attached by a magnet, making it trip-proof.

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Product photo of magnet plug

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A cover on the door hinge moves in relation to the hinge, so that child’s finger does not enter the hinge.

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Product photo of closet foldable door

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The design focuses on safety, ensuring that the blades do not make direct contact with the skin. Maintenance is also simple.

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Product photo of Hair Trimmer for Kids

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We have created a pamphlet to spread the word about our Kids Design points, award-winning Kids Design products, and the household dangers than cannot be prevented with products alone. We provide this pamphlet at related events, workshops held outside the company, and so on.

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Panasonic's Kids Design Book cover illustration
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Kids Design Book cover and sample pages

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