RKS and HAMILTON T1 Nominated for the 2013 People’s Design Award

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Design fans can cast their votes for RKS online before 6:00PM EST on October 11.

HAMILTON-T1 Ventilator

The HAMILTON-T1 is a transportable, intelligent ventilation system that runs from any power source and delivers mobile ventilation, automatically adjusting to the adult and pediatric patients’ needs at any place around the world.

RKS is incredibly excited to announce its nomination for the People’s Design Award, presented by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Nominated for the design and innovation firm's work on the product design of the HAMILTON-T1, this award is an opportunity for RKS to be recognized as one of the design industry's leaders and gives recognition to its 30-plus years of designing products that focus on people’s needs and aspirations while creating sustainable business results and benefits to society.

Ventilators provide the lifesaving function of artificial breathing to accident victims and ICU patients when their respiratory systems fail, helping to prevent life-threatening situations. The HAMILTON-T1 is a transportable, intelligent ventilation system that automatically adjusts to the adult and pediatric patients’ needs. Its resilient and compactness combined with fast setup connectors enable adaptable portability while its hot swappable batteries, at-a-glance touchscreen and single knob operation provide uninterrupted ventilation. It runs from any power source and delivers mobile ventilation for patients as well as hassle-free usage by healthcare personnel in ambulances, helicopters, long distance jets, intra-hospital transport, and in the ICU, accompanying the patient at any place around the world.

The People’s Design Award is an opportunity for design enthusiasts to voice their opinion on the best in design and innovation. From now until 6:00 p.m. EST on Friday October 11, 2013, design fanatics from across the globe can support RKS and the HAMILTON-T1 secure the reputable People’s Design Award by casting their votes at http://www.smithsonian.com/peoplesdesign (max of once per day). The winner will be announced live at the National Design Awards Gala on Thursday, October 17, 2013.

About the People’s Design Award

What is good design? You tell us!

Every year, Cooper-Hewitt gives out design awards chosen by a jury of distinguished design gurus—but do you agree with the experts? Now you can make your design voice heard by voting for the 2013 People's Design Award. Cast your vote for your favorite design before 6:00 p.m. EST on October 11. The winner will be announced on October 17 at the National Design Awards gala in New York City.

About the National Design Awards

As the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum educates, inspires, and empowers people locally and globally through design. The National Design Awards program celebrates design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world and seeks to increase national awareness of design by educating the public and promoting excellence, innovation, and lasting achievement. Celebrate National Design Week with design event and activities in your area, October 12–20.

About RKS Design

RKS is an innovation and design consulting firm delivering human-focused solutions with global impact. Founded in 1980, RKS utilizes design as a strategic tool advancing client’s ability to focus on people’s needs and aspirations while creating sustainable business results and benefits to society. Working domestically and globally and having won over 150 major design awards, RKS credits Maslow and Campbell’s work as the foundation for its systematic and pragmatic set of frameworks, setting the stage for the creation of experiences that motivate and reward audiences.

Read more at http://www.rksdesign.com.

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