Vave Health Wins Global Product Design Award by D&AD

Vave Health Wins 2021 Wood Pencil for Health Product Design

Via D&AD Awards

Vave is an innovative handheld ultrasound device, portable in nature with the ability to wirelessly connect with any smartphone or tablet. As a healthcare product, the portability of Vave allows clinicians and medical students the flexibility to provide enhanced care beyond a person’s physical location or environmental barriers. Designed in collaboration with San Francisco studio Box Clever, Vave is an easier, more flexible alternative to a traditional ultrasound purchase. With ultrasound devices being such an integral part of medical equipment, Vave reimagines its design and user experience entirely. Prioritizing human considerations, the shape and size of Vave was carefully crafted to create a product which can be balanced in your hand, while the proportions are small enough so you can hold it in multiple orientations.


Vave Health is committed to revolutionizing the physician-patient experience through innovative, industry-transforming technologies. Founded by a Stanford University Ph.D. with expertise in the miniaturization of imaging systems, Vave Health has developed a state-of-the-art, ultraportable solution that delivers cost-effective imaging at the point of care with a mission of making vital health technologies accessible to all. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Read more news & press releases, check out our blog, or contact us to learn more.

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