Design Awards

The excellence of the HalleyAssist® design has been recognised by industry peak bodies, organisations and innovation experts:

HalleyAssist HealthWatch™ receives Good Design Australia Award 2022

Category – Product Design – Medical and Scientific

HalleyAssist HealthWatch™ recognised in Australia’s International Good Design Awards for Design Excellence at the Sydney Convention Centre.

The winners of Australia’s peak international design awards were announced on Friday 16th September at the 2022 Australian Good Design Awards. The Australian Good Design Awards are the highest honour for design and innovation in the country and reward projects across 11 design disciplines covering more than 30 categories and sub-categories.
The Australian Good Design Awards is the country’s oldest and most prestigious international awards for design and innovation with a proud history dating back to 1958. Each year, the Awards celebrate the best new products and services on the Australian and international market, excellence in architectural design, engineering, fashion, digital and communication design, and reward new and emerging areas of design including design strategy, social impact design, design research and up-and-coming design talent in the next-gen category.

The Good Design Awards Jury commented:

“HalleyAssist HealthWatch™ is a clever digital solution. Its multiple sensors that can be placed around the home, allowing people in need to be monitored by loved ones or healthcare providers. Inspired by a vision for independent living, the design team is commended on their careful multi-stakeholder co-design process and their solution for this important problem. Well done.”

Good Design Australia Awards link

Information Technology Across Care (ITAC) 2022

Category – Rising Star Award

The design of HalleyAssist HealthWatch™ has been recognised at the recent Information Technology Across Care (ITAC) – Technology for a Sustainable Care Sector Conference held on the 12 & 13 July 2022 at the Rosehill Gardens Racecourse, Rosehill, Sydney.

These awards are the aged care industry’s technology awards for excellence in business intelligence development and we are honoured to have received the rising star award.

Founder and managing director, André Ferretto, thanked the committee and sponsors for making the accolade possible. He said:

“I would like to thank ITAC and the committee for both this prestigious award. The HalleyAssist® team is privileged to be working with experts who believe better healthcare is achievable through connecting vulnerable people with their family members, care providers and physicians.”

Links to press:

Australian Ageing Agenda news

Community Care Review news

Australia By Design – Innovations – Television and YouTube program

Featured design – Season 5 episode 2 – 2022

HalleyAssist® was featured in this global innovations television production in July 2022. The program aired on Network 10 and is now available for viewing on YouTube.

Watch on YouTube – Segment starts 19:55 in

Australia By Design – Innovations web listing

HalleyAssist® receives Good Design Australia Gold Award 2021

Category – Product design – Medical and Scientific

Good Design Australia Gold Award winner.

The Australian Good Design Awards continues a long and proud legacy of showcasing the very best in design and innovation to a global audience. The Awards are one of the longest-running international design awards, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958. Recognised by the World Design Organization (WDO) as Australia’s peak international design endorsement and promotion program, the Awards represent the diverse spectrum of design with 12 specific Design Disciplines covering more than 30 Categories and Sub-Categories.

The Good Design Awards Judges commented:

“HalleyAssist® is a great design that eliminates the shortcomings of other attempts to address this same issue. Solutions like this will increasingly become the holy grail of independent living, and this one has been carefully executed, well researched and personally instigated. This device could make a measurable difference to the ability of people to ‘age in place’. ”

Good Design Australia Award link


Front row   Kate Flight – Compliance Risk & Continuous Improvement Coordinator, Baptcare.   Assoc. Prof. Frances Bachelor – Director Clinical Gerontology | MARC Research Director, National Ageing Research Institute.

Back row  Andre Ferretto – Founder and MD.   Prof. Aniruddha Desai – Director Centre for Technology Infusion, La Trobe University.   Assoc. Prof. Philip Branch – Swinburne University of Technology.  Tim Carroll – International Market Development

Finalist in the  Victorian Premier’s Design Awards 2020

Category – Product Design

HalleyAssist® were delighted to be chosen as finalists in the Victorian Premier’s design awards in the category of  Product Design.

Victorian Premiers Design Awards – Finalist announcement link

Finalist – Ageing Asia Innovation of the Year 2020

8th Eldercare Innovation Awards – Singapore

HalleyAssist® was successful as a finalist in this pan-Asian award in Dec 2020.

Launched in 2013, the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards was created by Ageing Asia to provide an annual recognition to organisations in Asia Pacific countries that demonstrate eldercare innovation in their business, operational and service models to change the way Seniors age. The first of its kind in the Asia Pacific, this prestigious annual industry awards is one of the activities held in conjunction with the Ageing Asia 2020: World Ageing Festival.