RKS Receives Three Spark Awards for Breakthrough Design in Healthcare, Gaming and Audio

The strategic design consultancy RKS received three awards from the Spark competition: a Spark! (the highest distinction) for the revolutionary benchtop DNA sequencer Ion Proton™, a bronze for the gaming tablet Wikipad and another bronze for the smart speakers Stagesource™ L3t.

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Ion Proton RKS Design Healthcare

Ion Proton™ democratizes understanding of DNA by dramatically lowering upfront and operational costs over predecessors

Lowering the sequencing of a person’s genome to just $1000 in a few hours will be an important catalyst for many profound social impacts and change the world as we know it.

Thousand Oaks, CA (PRWEB) November 30, 2012

“We at RKS are thrilled to receive 2 bronzes and one full Spark! for 2012,” says founder and CEO Ravi Sawhney. “Spark has become one of the most sought after recognition of cutting-edge high quality design and we are extremely proud to be recognized. Thank you to Spark and the Jury.”

Ion Proton™ is a revolution for the medical science field. A benchtop next-generation sequencer offering human, plant, and animal genome exome sequencing, Ion Proton™ democratizes understanding of DNA by dramatically lowering upfront and operational costs over predecessors. Lowering the sequencing of a person’s genome to just $1000 in a few hours will be an important catalyst for many profound social impacts and change the world as we know it. Ion Proton™ is commercialized by Life Technologies™.

Wikipad is the first ergonomically effective tablet control system suited for gamers. Wikipad easily switches between providing the rich handheld experience needed by gamers and functioning independently as a full-featured high speed android tablet. Carefully considering the weight of the tablet, balance, and prolonged gaming use, Wikipad provides the high levels of control, comfort and hectic feedback that gamers require. Working has never been easier and playing never so much fun.

The Line 6 StageSource™ L3t is a smart-speaker with situational awareness. It is a compact and yet extremely powerful 1,400 watt three-way powered loudspeaker that adjusts to sound amplification use. Infinitely scalable, by simply daisy chaining L3t’s together, it can be used as a floor monitor, personal PA, keyboard and acoustic backline, or stadium system. The innovative electronics built into the speakers sense when there’s more than one speaker connected and automatically adjusts system parameters, and also allows users to optimize sound variables through iPad controls.

ABOUT RKS
Founded in 1980 by Ravi Sawhney, the RKS team has created disruptive design and innovation for clients like Unilever, PepsiCo, LG, Medtronic, JBL, HP, and many others by focusing on consumer aspirations and psychology while utilizing the Psycho-Aesthetics® methodology. RKS leverages insights to create strategies, build brands, and achieve bottom-line successes for our global clients, and empowers consumers with compelling designs and experiences. Based in southern California, RKS has a legacy of using strategy to drive design that delivers, experiences that excite and innovation that ignites viral, global demand. Whether helping Fortune 500 or start-ups, we develop solutions that build upon businesses priorities and empower consumers, and in doing so, create ‘heroic evangelists’ who feel compelled to share their experience with others.
Find out more at http://rksdesign.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
JULIE CALDERINI, RKS Design
805.370.1200 x 117    
Julie(at)rksdesign(dot)com

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