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CleanSpace HALO: PAPR Award Winner – International Good Design Awards for Design Excellence & Innovation

Leading PAPR Award Winner, the world’s first clinically designed respirator, receives its 6th award for innovation in personal respiratory protection.

CleanSpace Technology is delighted to announce its healthcare respirator, CleanSpace HALO, has received a prestigious Good Design Award Winner Accolade in the Product Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

The winners of Australia’s peak international design awards were announced today during the 2021 Good Design Awards Week. The Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in the country and reward projects across 12 design disciplines and 30 subcategories.

On the CleanSpace HALO, the Good Design Awards Jury commented “An important innovation in the current climate, the design’s adaptability to full and half face mask is a clever element. Aesthetically the design brings together a high level of functionality in a minimal and comfortable package. Overall, this is a really impressive example of design and engineering and a standout project that ticks every box for good design in this category.”

CleanSpace HALO, PAPR Award Winner, is the only TGA registered Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) system that offers the highest level of protection for frontline workers. The reusable system provides a sustainable option that features AirSensit™ smart technology and a compact design, making CleanSpace ultra light, easy to use and fast to don. The design has eliminated bulky belt mounted battery packs and cumbersome hoses.  With consultation of healthcare professionals and a deep experience in medical devices development, the biomedical engineers from CleanSpace Technology commercialised a lightweight PAPR with few parts which enables staff to rapidly and reliably don their masks, and have fresh, filtered air delivered throughout their shift.

CleanSpace HALO, with positive pressure and HEPA filters, offers 40 times higher protection than the N95 mask. It was the personal protection of choice for the official Japanese medical and emergency teams at this year’s Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. CleanSpace HALO respirators were worn across six designated hospitals, by emergency transport teams and by healthcare staff treating the athletes.

This is the sixth International award for CleanSpace HALO, confirming the Australian brand’s continued leadership in innovative respiratory protection on the global stage. Other awards include the prestigious Red Dot (Germany) and the Occupational Health and Safety Respiratory Protection Award (USA).

CleanSpace Technology CEO Dr Alex Birrell said, “We are honoured to receive this award. Our team including our talented ex-ResMed biomedical engineers, have a vision to change the way the world thinks about respiratory protection. Frontline workers must be comfortable and safe to focus on the task at hand.  They deserve to have the best personal protection that eliminates hot, moist masks and disruptive fogging. CleanSpace HALO is proudly used in close to a thousand hospitals globally as frontline defence during COVID-19 outbreaks, this unique system is sustainable and high performing and has become the ‘standard of care’ for the protection of at-risk teams in intensive care units, emergency, anaesthetics, surgery and general care.”

The Australian Good Design Awards is the country’s oldest and most prestigious international awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. The 2021 Good Design Awards attracted a record number of submissions with 933 design projects evaluated by more than 70 Australian and international Jurors, including designers, engineers, architects and thought leaders.

CEO explains PAPR Award Winner

Dr. Brandon Gien, CEO of Good Design Australia said: “Receiving an Australian Good Design Award is testament to embedding design excellence at the heart of a product, service, place or experience. Although 2021 continues to be another challenging year, it is incredibly inspiring to see designers and businesses working together to find innovative, customer-centric design solutions to local and global challenges and to see them recognised and rewarded for their efforts through these prestigious Awards.”

“The standard of design excellence represented in this year’s Awards is the best I’ve ever seen in my 25 years of running these Awards, an encouraging sign that the design sector is flourishing,” Dr. Gien went on to say.