Distributed by Galvin Specialised in Australasia, the HEWI range unites organic shapes with a focus on “pure” design perfectly blending functionality with modern style. Unlike most other care ranges, HEWI offers bright colours as an optional addition. A deliberately chosen high-contrast colour facilitates perception and orientation for users that may have visual impairments or suffer from dementia. This is integral for residents in aged care, mental healthcare or high-risk environments.
HEWI products are created from robust and durable high quality materials such as chrome and polyamide.
With raising numbers of people living with dementia worldwide offering a suitable and potentially independent living environment is vital. Apart from symptoms like forgetfulness or speech disorders, patients also lose their orientation ability. Clear structures and an environment that is easy to perceive and navigate is essential to retain their independence. Based on these findings, and studies that show that the colour red is most easily perceived by dementia sufferers and people with age-related impaired vision or inoperable eye diseases like macular degeneration, HEWI developed a range of products where functions are signaled by a permanently attached red coloured marking.
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