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Refrigerator
Refrigerator
GOOD DESIGN BEST 100

Panasonic refrigerator was designed in line with recent trends toward combined kitchen and living rooms, with an exterior that sits in harmony even with the living room space. As of late, consumers are favoring dark, calming kitchens that use an abundance of materials with matte finishes, and this refrigerator is the first from Panasonic to adopt frosted glass panels, which maintain the innate qualities of glass while suppressing reflected light. The refrigerator makes use of Panasonic’s proprietary specifications, including the compact yet large-capacity design; wonderful open functions; large top compartment; and more. nanoe X technology is utilized to maintain freshness and deodorize, and the refrigerator features six beautifully finished frosted glass double-open doors and drawers.

Rise Assisting Robot
Rise Assisting Robot
GOOD DESIGN BEST 100

A novel nursing care robot combining an electric care bed and a full-reclining electric wheelchair, the Resyone Plus allows for simple transfers by a single caregiver. Part of the bed converts into a wheelchair, enabling those in need of care to stay in position without having to be lifted out. Traditionally, caregivers were reluctant to transfer patients due to physical strain and other difficulties, but the Resyone Plus has made transferring patients a much more accessible task. Reducing the burden on caregivers and minimizing the impact on care receivers, and thus increasing opportunities for the latter to move around, this nursing care robot is contributing to improved quality of life among those in need of care.

Walk Training Robot
Walk Training Robot
GOOD DESIGN BEST 100

In today’s super-aging society, walking is said to be the most effective form of preventive care. For elderly citizens with apprehensions about walking, this device provides stable and correct support, promotes independence, and develops strength and health with each use. Based on various control technologies that place an optimal load on each user, the device incorporates a monitor for simple input and confirmation of exercise targets and history, handles that take into account various grips and body positions, dampers to enable height adjustment, and more. The end result is a new walking support tool that encourages an active approach to walking.