Alisa Rantanen wins Red Dot - Best of the Best

Author: Dept. Staff

University of Notre Dame Industrial Design '13 alumna Alisa Rantanen was awarded the 2014 Red Dot award - Best of the Best for the design of Near&Dear.


Near&Dear preserves the independence and autonomy of caregivers and patients through the use of wearable technology. It provides emotional relief and peace of mind in the face of illness by indicating patient status in a readily understood format and offering a simple means of direct communication.