Xetal Kinsei technology has been awarded Special Mention in the Building and Elements category of the German Design Awards 2016. The German Design Award is the top international prize of the German Design Council. Its goal: to discover, present and honour unique design trends. Therefore, every year, top-quality entries from product and communication design are rewarded, all of which are in their own way ground-breaking in the international design landscape. Launched in 2012, the German Design Award is one of the most well respected design competitions in the world and is held in high regard well beyond professional circles.

“We improve people life adapting buildings to their needs. Using smart sensors we are able to localize people and detect dangerous situations before something happens.„ @fpessolano

The German Design Council selects a panel of international design experts to judge the entries. The distinction Special Mention is awarded to works whose design features particularly successful aspects or solutions – an award that honours the commitment of companies and designers. They selected Xetal Kinsei as a result of its simple design that yet make bring smartness in buildings making them safer and more energy efficient with style and simplicity.

The award will he handed to Francesco Pessolano, CEO of Xetal, during the official Award Ceremony to be held in Frankfurt (February 2016). Mr. Pessolano, commented that “the award is a result of Xetal user-driven innovation that combines simple design with revolutionary technology to make buildings safer and more comfortable”.

“Xetal Kinsei will change everything. From elderly care to home automation. From theft detection to bank security.„ M. Camilli, CTO
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About Xetal

At Xetal we have developed kinsei: an innovative indoor people localisation technology that does not require a person wearing or carrying any type of device or phone. Kinsei relies on proprietary positioning sensors placed on walls, beds or door frames to detect and track of one or more people with an accuracy of about 30cm. When such an accurate position information is used together with knowledge about the room itself, it is possible to understand what is happening in the room, what people are doing and determine what is likely to happen next.
kinsei does not use cameras, audio or any other identification technology making it the perfect technology for when respect for personal privacy is a must.