Preemie sensor is a small, portable device created for neonatologists, nurses, and human milk bank professionals to analyse milk for its nutritional value, spoilage, and safety.
November 13, 2020 – London, England | The German Design Award is one of the most prestigious awards on the European and international scene in the design sector. Only the best products and innovative projects are awarded, after a selection by a commission of renowned experts, who are members of the German Design Council. We are proud to announce that our Preemie sensor is a recipient of this prestigious award in the category of Medical, Rehabilitation and Healthcare.
We believe that participation in this competition, which over the years has become a showcase for the best international projects, provides a global platform that strategically positions the Preemie System with respect to the design of the products it develops.
“Winning this prestigious award is a great honour for our team,” says Isabel Correa, CEO and Founder of Tellspec LTD, the company that is developing the Preemie System, “It confirms our company’s ability to innovate across the board in all aspects of product development, including design. The German Design Award also allows our Preemie sensor to be present in the different European and International communication channels, further amplifying the scope of our mission of helping preterm infants get a healthy start in life”.
The design of the Preemie sensor was developed to reflect the brand, and took into account operational functionality, portability, weight, and ergonomics, with the aim of simplifying our users’ understanding of how to use the device. This design flow is reflected in the user interface of our Preemie software ecosystem:
- The Preemie Fortification software for Neonatal Intensive Care Units, to test milk composition, freshness, and safety, and to store and keep track of key data about infants’ nutrition and growth;
- The Preemie Feeding Tracker software, designed for neonatologists to track and manage each infant’s nutritional intake, correlate it with the infant’s growth, and to prescribe the fortification needed;
- The Preemie Milk Quality software, designed to allow personnel at Human Milk Banks to test milk composition, freshness, and safety, to store all the key data about donor milk, and to automatically print information labels for donor milk.
- The Preemie Milk Tracker software, designed for Human Milk Banks, to track information about the origin and journey of donor milk, and to tailor the milk pooling process.
A great deal of work has been done on the language of the device and on the semantic design aspects, so as to convey the perception of a smart and easy-to-use product. The Preemie sensor, soft in colour compared to other medical devices, at the same time is portable and durable. Our goal was to create a product design which stands out amongst commonly used medical devices within the marketplace, for its user-friendly design, thus making it disruptive and innovative.