Nominee: HAMILTON-T1 Ventilator
Traditional ventilators are large, heavy and not very portable—which is what makes the Hamilton-T1 Ventilator so special. Designed to be able to ventilate any adult or child in any place around the world, the ventilator weights less than 15 pounds and can operate with the help of its built-in batteries for over 5 hours. The ventilator is also approved for flight environment, meaning it can provide crucial support for life-flight medics. In addition to running on batteries, the ventilator can be plugged into any power source.
What makes good design? You tell us!
This pool of 20 works, ranging from popular apps to medical devices, emphasize how innovative design can make a difference in our everyday lives. Every year, Cooper-Hewitt gives out design awards chosen by a jury of distinguished design gurus—but do you agree with the experts? Cast your vote for your favorite design before 6:00 p.m. ET on October 11. The winner will be announced live at the National Design Awards gala and here, on this site, on October 17.
Also be sure to celebrate National Design Week with design events and activities in your area, October 12–20.