Onera wins two Red Dot Awards 2021

Onera Health, a leader in sleep diagnostic and monitoring solutions, has been awarded this year’s highly acclaimed Red Dot Award for Outstanding Product Design and Innovative Product.

Onera wins two Red Dot Awards 2021 

Eindhoven – April 12, 2021  –  Onera Health revealed today that their first product for the sleep diagnostics market, Onera Sleep Test System (STS), received two Red Dot Awards. The international jury has awarded Onera STS the distinction “Red Dot: Product Design 2021”, which stands for high design quality. Furthermore, the product won an award in the “Innovative Products” category, meaning that the jury members recognized the product’s novel features in particular.

Onera STS is a clinical-grade patch-based sleep test, which will, for the first time, provide extensive data from a remote sleep study. Thus, giving sleep physicians a holistic picture of the patient and allowing a comprehensive diagnosis, as well as follow-up sleep studies for patients undergoing treatment, from the convenience of the patient's home.  

The medical device's compact wireless design is ergonomic, easy-to-apply, and focuses on the patient's comfort during testing. Currently awaiting the European and US market regulatory approvals, it will be available in its primary configuration, consisting of the chest and the head sensors, and it will feature additional sensors in its complete configuration. 

Ruben de Francisco, Founder, CTO & interim CEO, said, “We are hugely honored that Onera has won the 2021 Red Dot Design Award. This is, without doubt, the most sought-after seal for outstanding design quality anywhere in the world. Onera will be in great company by the many iconic brands that won ‘the Oscars’ of the design world. Winning this prestigious award with our first generation is a remarkable achievement!” 

Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec on the laureates 

“The winners of the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 were particularly impressive this year. The design of their products is excellent, in terms of both the aesthetic and the functionality. It’s not easy to prevail in such a strong field of competitors and to win over our jury. Consequently, I want to congratulate the laureates very sincerely on their success,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot.  

The Red Dot Award: Product Design dates back as far as 1955 and recognizes the best products for a given year. The roughly 50 jurors were once again true to the motto “In search of good design and innovation” in the 2021 competition. The international panel of experts comprises specialists from a wide variety of sectors. They scrutinized the products entered in the competition in a process that spanned several days.

“That our product was able to convince the jury not only in the “Medical Device” category but also in the “Innovative Products” meta category is an accolade that reflects the incredible work of our entire team. To know that the jurors recognize our commitment to advance sleep medicine by bringing diagnostics and monitoring into the patient’s home is an exceptional accomplishment. Recent times showed us how important it is to bring healthcare out of the hospital into our private spaces, and our user-friendly device is designed to support this development,” explains Mr. de Francisco.

Onera in exhibitions, online and in the yearbook 

Onera STS can be seen in the online exhibition on the Red Dot website from June 21, 2021. That date also marks the beginning of the Red Dot Design Week, during which this year’s award winners will be celebrated online. 

From June 22, 2021, Onera STS will also be included in the exhibition “Design on Stage” in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, Germany, where all of the award-winning products are showcased. Visitors to the museum can experience the quality of the designs in a space that features contemporary design solutions and historical industrial architecture. The Red Dot Design Yearbook 2021/2022 comes out in August. The publication provides an overview of the state of the art and trends in product design.

FDA and CE mark approval for Onera STS is currently pending and undergoing review.    

About the Red Dot Design Award: 

In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18,000 entries, the Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after distinction “Red Dot” has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The award winners are presented in the yearbooks, museums and online. More information is available at

Press contact at Red Dot: 

Julia Hesse, Senior Manager PR & Communications Red Dot GmbH & Co. KG 

Phone: +49 201 838885–58 

About Onera Health

Onera Health is a leader in transforming sleep medicine and remote monitoring. Their breakthrough diagnostic solutions and services are poised to help millions of people struggling with sleep-related ailments, while also impacting other medical fields by monitoring a variety of chronic conditions, ultimately improving the health and quality of life for patients around the world. Onera is headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley and has R&D offices in the Netherlands. For more information, please visit


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