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Smart Telecare HUB 2018

CALL FOR ENTRIES - New Product Design Contest realised on by URMET ATE inviting you to design a new device working as a HUB for the safety of the entire family, able to provide telecare, assistance and monitoring services.


Famouse company URMET ATE recently has announced a new Product Design Contest and invites you to design a new HUB conceived for the safety of the entire family, able to connect to the mobile network and to manage via Wi-Fi several sensors and monitoring devices, to guarantee the safety of the entire home in a discrete and reliable way. The device will be supplied with a remote consisting of a single emergency button able to activate a call for rescue.

For the correct realisation of your proposals, keep into consideration the following guidelines:

Product typology: the HUB you suggest will embed several technologies, able to offer a multifunctional and connected device. It shall have a discrete, intuitive and reliable design, placing at the centre of the entire development the user experience and able to convey a sense of safety for the entire family. The remote will be a discrete and wearable device, with a design in line with the HUB and consisting of a single emergency button.

Context of use: the HUB will be installed inside the home environment and will be connected to the telephone network.
In case of need, one will be able to send an emergency signal through the alarm button of the HUB or through the remote, that in addition to sending a pre-set alarm message will also start a *speakerphone emergency call *to the number set by the user during the setup. The HUB will also be equipped with another button, capable of starting speakerphone calls to other pre-set numbers. With a view to the future development of the device, in addition to providing telecare and call functionalities, the HUB will receive and process signals from other connected devices and sensors, including for example smoke, gas sensors, etc. in order to guarantee the safety of the entire family and home environment.

The HUB you suggest will have an intuitive and functional design and will include the various elements (one emergency button, two buttons, four luminous indicators, one microphone, one speaker). With a view to reduce the number of components, you can suggest modalities and solutions that – for example – embed the buttons inside the chassis.

In order to provide the various functionalities, the HUB will be equipped with a Printed Circuit Board (PCB) that will have shape and positioning at your discretion, while keeping a surface of about 8500mm2 (with minimum size 57 × 150 × 30mm).

The remote will be wearable as a pendant and/or on the wrist and will be equipped with a single emergency button, easily identifiable by touch but designed in such a way as to prevent accidental pressure so to avoid false alarms. It will also have a LED status light.

Size of the remote: the remote will have compact dimensions but will have to accommodate an internal PCB measuring 28 × 28 × 7,5mm.

The remote and the HUB will be realised with injection moulding technologies for plastic materials. In order to optimise the production costs, think about solutions that employ the least number of moulds.

The URMET ATE logo shall be present both on the HUB and on the remote.

The HUB and the remote you suggest shall be used mainly by a senior audience, however thanks to the new functionalities of the HUB it will soon address the entire family. Accordingly, the target consumer will be a person aged between 25 and 55.

Upload all the images that better present your projects (rendering, descriptions, CAD files, etc.) and, if necessary, remember that you can also attach a .ZIP archive containing extra materials.

Participants can present one or more projects, but only the projects published on the web site, via the upload page related to “Smart Telecare HUB” will be accepted.

In the evaluation of your submissions URMET ATE will take into account the following criteria:

Degree of innovation (5/5)
Technical feasibility (5/5)
Economic sustainability (5/5)
Aesthetics (3/5)
Functionality/Usability (3/5)

There is no entry fee for this competition!

It's free to enter!

Who can enter?

Participation in this contest is free of charge and open to designers and creative talents of any nationality aged 18 years or older.


1st prize: €3000

For the duration of the option right, the Sponsor offers an extra chance to all participants setting a price of Euro 2,500 for the purchase of the license for the economical exploitation of the projects not-acknowledged as the winning proposals.

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