Dolores One™ Wins Big at Medical Design Excellence Awards

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Dolores One™ Wins Big at Medical Design Excellence Awards

Wellesley, Massachusetts – August 8, 2016 5:00pm EDT

Dolores Speech Products is proud to announce that the Dolores One™ Speech Enhancement Device was the standout innovation at the Medical Design Excellence Awards® (MDEA) held in New York City, June 14th.  Taking top honors over major medical device manufacturers, Dolores One was recognized as the most awarded innovation of the competition winning three awards: The Readers’ Choice Award, Silver in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Products, and Silver in Rehabilitation and Assistive-Technology Products.

The MDEA is preeminent competition for design in the medical device industry.  The initial field is made up of hundreds of technologies entered by their engineering teams in one or more of the 10 product categories, and the field is narrowed down to six finalists in each.

“It is truly an honor to have Dolores One™ recognized for both its design and overall value to patient care,” said Larry Hicks, CEO.  “Respiratory care solutions often create communication challenges that induce emotional stress on patients, caregivers, and families, and Dolores One has the potential to help overcome those barriers and assist in overall patient satisfaction and comfort.  The life-changing effect it has in daily use is rewarding to witness firsthand, and this recognition is further endorsement of its overall potential to impact patient care.”

Filling an unmet need in the critical care community, the Dolores One overcomes communication challenges arising from both invasive and non-invasive ventilation for patients, family, and caregivers.  The system is designed to capture vocal cord vibrations through an acoustic sensor, process and filter the signal through the control unit, and broadcast the patient’s own voice through the integrated speaker.


About Dolores Speech Products

Dolores Speech Products, LLC manufactures, markets, and sells the Dolores One Speech Enhancement System.  The company is dedicated to overcoming communication challenges arising from respiratory treatments and is committed to giving patients a voice.  Founded in 2014, the company is based in Wellesley, Massachusetts.  To learn more, please visit us at