1990
1994
1996

1996

Sit-down Shower

Achieved the effectiveness of a bath from a shower, with less burden on the body.

  • Universal Design Prize from Good Design Award
  • IAUD Gold Award
photo:Sit-down Shower

1996

IH Cooktop

"Cooktop rings illuminate for safety when turned on."

  • Kids Design Award
photo:IH Cooktop
1997
2003

2003

Tilted Drum Washer/Dryer

"Tilted Drum Washer/Dryer Load & remove laundry in a comfortable position. Saves water."

  • Good Design Gold Award
  • iiF Product Design Award
photo:Tilted Drum Washer/Dryer

2004

Personal Fax

Voice and light guidance for faxing and other operations.

photo:Personal Fax

2004

Air Conditioner with Filter Cleaning Robot

"Automatic filter cleaning reduces the need for cleaning the filter on air conditioners that are usually installed near the ceiling."

photo:Air Conditioner with Filter Cleaning Robot

2006

Refrigerator

The "low waist line" feature and "fully open drawers" makes it easy to use for the entire family.

photo:Refrigerator

2006

VIERA Link

Easy connect with one cable.
"record", "watch" and "listen" with one remote.

photo:VIERA Link
2008

2008

LED Neck Light

The flashlight is worn around the neck, freeing both hands.
When forcefully pulled, it unfastens for safety.

  • Kids Design Excellence Award
  • iF Product Design Gold Award
  • Universal Design Prize
  • IDEA Gold Award
photo:LED Neck Light

2008

Closet Doors

Prevents children's fingers from getting caught.

  • Kids Design Award
photo:Closet Doors

2009

Automatic Cleaning Toilet

A new material that repels dirt, and bubble washing feature for easier cleaning. The arm rests offer support for the user

  • Universal Design Prize
  • IAUD Silver Award
photo:Automatic Cleaning Toilet
2010

2010

Cordless Steam Iron

The multi-directional soleplate helps eliminate creases and wrinkles. The centrally balanced design reduces burden on the user's arms and shoulders.

  • IAUD Silver Award
photo:Cordless Steam Iron

2010

Voice Guidance System for TV

Voice Guidance System calls out the station, title of the show, etc.
when selecting a channel or using the TV program guide.

  • Inclusive Design Award The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
  • IAUD Silver Award
photo:Voice Guidance System for TV

2011

LED Clear Light Bulb

The bulb facilitates switching to LED's because it has the same familiar shape and color as conventional bulbs that many people are accustomed to.

  • iF Product Design Gold Award
  • Universal Design Prize
  • International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) Gold Award
  • Good Design Gold Award
photo:LED Clear Light Bulb

2013

Any-battery light

LED light compatible with any battery size from AAA to D, featuring a compact body and large handle for ease of use.

  • Kids Design Award ‒ Special Award
  • GOOD DESIGN BEST 100
  • IAUD Silver Award
photo:Any-battery light

2014

J-Concept Series

This new appliance series is developed around a unifying concept: Easy-to-use features and fastidious attention to design.

  • IAUD Gold Award
photo:J-Concept Series

2014

Voice Control

Users can easily and quickly switch channels and carry out other basic operations, search for TV programs, surf the Internet, and program recordings by speaking into the remote controller.

  • Universal Design Prize
  • IAUD Award
photo:Voice Control

2016

High-Definition Wide Display System for Vehicles

Wide display and mirrorless camera assist people to drive safely.

  • Good Design Special Award [Design for the Future]
  • IAUD Gold Award
photo:High-Definition Wide Display System for Vehicles

2016

Let's remocon

Simple, 6-button remote control designed for the elderly and people with restricted hand movement.

  • GOOD DESIGN BEST 100
  • IAUD Gold Award
photo:Let's remocon

2017

ResyonePlus

Rise assisting robot that lessens the burden on carers.

  • 2017 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards for Excellence
  • Kaigo Robot Introduction Case Study Excellence Award in Manufacturer Division
photo:ResyonePlus

2017

Rechargeable Receiver-In-Canal Hearing Aid

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.

  • Good Design Gold Award
  • IAUD Gold Award
photo:Rechargeable Receiver-In-Canal Hearing Aid

2018

Smile Bathtub

Designed with consideration for the effects of aging.

  • IAUD International Design Award Gold Award
photo:Smile Bathtub

2019

Automated Transportation System

Transportation system that reduces the burden on workers and helps prevent accidents at logistics warehouses which are experiencing increased loads and serious labor shortages.

  • IAUD International Design Award Silver Award
photo:Automated Transportation System

2018

Walk-training robot

We help motivate the elderly, because carrying on is important.

  • IAUD International Design Award Gold Award
  • GOOD DESIGN BEST 100
photo:Walk-training robot

2019

TV stand anti-toppling mechanism

TVs can easily tip over in an earthquake, or when children touch or play with them.
This product prevents that danger

  • Kids Design Award ‒ Special Award
photo:TV stand anti-toppling mechanism
2020

2020

First Shaving Series

With understanding of the feelings of teens, who are shaving for the first time, and the aim to raise users' motivation.

  • Kids Design Award ‒ METI Minister Award
  • IAUD International Design Award Bronze Awards
photo:First Shaving Series

2021

Facial Recognition Card Reader

医療機関や薬局で始まっている顔認証受付に対応。
身長の高低、車椅子、マスクやメガネをかけたままでも
検知できるから、すべての人にスマートな受付を提供できます。

  • IAUD International Design Award Gold Awards
photo:Facial Recognition Card Reader
1990
1994
1996

1996

Sit-down Shower

Achieved the effectiveness of a bath from a shower, with less burden on the body.

  • Universal Design Prize from Good Design Award
  • IAUD Gold Award
photo:Sit-down Shower

1996

IH Cooktop

"Cooktop rings illuminate for safety when turned on."

  • Kids Design Award
photo:IH Cooktop
1997
2003

2003

Tilted Drum Washer/Dryer

"Tilted Drum Washer/Dryer Load & remove laundry in a comfortable position. Saves water."

  • Good Design Gold Award
  • iiF Product Design Award
photo:Tilted Drum Washer/Dryer

2004

Personal Fax

Voice and light guidance for faxing and other operations.

photo:Personal Fax

2004

Air Conditioner with Filter Cleaning Robot

"Automatic filter cleaning reduces the need for cleaning the filter on air conditioners that are usually installed near the ceiling."

photo:Air Conditioner with Filter Cleaning Robot

2006

Refrigerator

The "low waist line" feature and "fully open drawers" makes it easy to use for the entire family.

photo:Refrigerator

2006

VIERA Link

Easy connect with one cable.
"record", "watch" and "listen" with one remote.

photo:VIERA Link
2008

2008

LED Neck Light

The flashlight is worn around the neck, freeing both hands.
When forcefully pulled, it unfastens for safety.

  • Kids Design Excellence Award
  • iF Product Design Gold Award
  • Universal Design Prize
  • IDEA Gold Award
photo:LED Neck Light

2008

Closet Doors

Prevents children's fingers from getting caught.

  • Kids Design Award
photo:Closet Doors

2009

Automatic Cleaning Toilet

A new material that repels dirt, and bubble washing feature for easier cleaning. The arm rests offer support for the user

  • Universal Design Prize
  • IAUD Silver Award
photo:Automatic Cleaning Toilet
2008

2010

Cordless Steam Iron

The multi-directional soleplate helps eliminate creases and wrinkles. The centrally balanced design reduces burden on the user's arms and shoulders.

  • IAUD Silver Award
photo:Cordless Steam Iron

2010

Voice Guidance System for TV

Voice Guidance System calls out the station, title of the show, etc.
when selecting a channel or using the TV program guide.

  • Inclusive Design Award The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
  • IAUD Silver Award
photo:Voice Guidance System for TV

2011

LED Clear Light Bulb

The bulb facilitates switching to LED's because it has the same familiar shape and color as conventional bulbs that many people are accustomed to.

  • iF Product Design Gold Award
  • Universal Design Prize
  • International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) Gold Award
  • Good Design Gold Award
photo:LED Clear Light Bulb

2013

Any-battery light

LED light compatible with any battery size from AAA to D, featuring a compact body and large handle for ease of use.

  • Kids Design Award ‒ Special Award
  • GOOD DESIGN BEST 100
  • IAUD Silver Award
photo:Any-battery light

2014

J-Concept Series

This new appliance series is developed around a unifying concept: Easy-to-use features and fastidious attention to design.

  • IAUD Gold Award
photo:J-Concept Series

2014

Voice Control

Users can easily and quickly switch channels and carry out other basic operations, search for TV programs, surf the Internet, and program recordings by speaking into the remote controller.

  • Universal Design Prize
  • IAUD Award
photo:Voice Control

2016

High-Definition Wide Display System for Vehicles

Wide display and mirrorless camera assist people to drive safely.

  • Good Design Special Award [Design for the Future]
  • IAUD Gold Award
photo:High-Definition Wide Display System for Vehicles

2016

Let's remocon

Simple, 6-button remote control designed for the elderly and people with restricted hand movement.

  • GOOD DESIGN BEST 100
  • IAUD Gold Award
photo:Let's remocon

2017

ResyonePlus

Rise assisting robot that lessens the burden on carers.

  • 2017 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards for Excellence
  • Kaigo Robot Introduction Case Study Excellence Award in Manufacturer Division
photo:ResyonePlus

2017

Rechargeable Receiver-In-Canal Hearing Aid

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.

  • Good Design Gold Award
  • IAUD Gold Award
photo:Rechargeable Receiver-In-Canal Hearing Aid

2018

Smile Bathtub

Designed with consideration for the effects of aging.

  • IAUD International Design Award Gold Award
photo:Smile Bathtub

2019

Automated Transportation System

Transportation system that reduces the burden on workers and helps prevent accidents at logistics warehouses which are experiencing increased loads and serious labor shortages.

  • IAUD International Design Award Silver Award
photo:Automated Transportation System

2018

Walk-training robot

We help motivate the elderly, because carrying on is important.

  • IAUD International Design Award Gold Award
  • GOOD DESIGN BEST 100
photo:Walk-training robot

2019

TV stand anti-toppling mechanism

TVs can easily tip over in an earthquake, or when children touch or play with them.
This product prevents that danger

  • Kids Design Award ‒ Special Award
photo:TV stand anti-toppling mechanism
2020

2020

First Shaving Series

With understanding of the feelings of teens, who are shaving for the first time, and the aim to raise users' motivation.

  • Kids Design Award ‒ METI Minister Award
  • IAUD International Design Award Bronze Awards
photo:First Shaving Series

2021

Facial Recognition Card Reader

医療機関や薬局で始まっている顔認証受付に対応。
身長の高低、車椅子、マスクやメガネをかけたままでも
検知できるから、すべての人にスマートな受付を提供できます。

  • IAUD International Design Award Gold Awards
photo:Facial Recognition Card Reader

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