Laerdal Upright Resuscitator wins Award for Design Excellence 2015

The Laerdal Upright recieved the award for a 'textbook example of successful use of design' at Design Day 2015 in Oslo, Norway.

The Laerdal Upright was designed to make it easier for birth attendants and health providers to resuscitate newborns. Research with students in Norway and Tanzania, using the bag and mask on simulators shows a better mask seal and a preference for the Upright than a standard newborn resuscitator*.

In its verdict, the Award for Design Excellence Jury wrote:

"More direct contact. The bag has clear functional advantages thanks to its vertical product architecture. The changed angle makes it easier to use and gives close contact with the child. The mask is intuitive and has a design that minimizes the mask leak. The Upright can be folded, so that is small and compact. It is easy to assemble and disassemble and facilitates good cleaning practices. With only seven mechanical components, this cost-effective bag will save lives. The product has a robust and credible expression with clear universal qualities. In a remarkable way, Laerdal Global Health have solved the challenges they have been facing. The Upright is a textbook example of successful use of design."



*Data on file, Laerdal Global Health, 2014