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VIDEO - New Generation of tech innovations aims to help elders stay healthy and connected

By: PBS NewsHour
March 20, 2014

 

Most of us think of start-up companies as primarily focused on younger customers for their business, but some Silicon Valley entrepreneurs see opportunities with a very different demographic. They are designing innovative products for seniors and their caregivers... Some, like Sabi, are redesigning products used by seniors like canes and pill boxes. Watch here.

 

 

   

 

Modern Well-Being

February 2014
By: Paul Makovsky

 

Sabi ROAM canes marry ergonomic functionality with aesthetics and premium materials. They are available in three models—Classic, Luxe, and Sport (shown)—and several color options. Read more...



   

 

 

Young Startups Serving Seniors

December 25, 2013
By: Nellie Bowles

 

Assaf Wand's company makes canes and other products that he wants to be hip-looking. "Products for older people are so gray, dull, and boring," he says. Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Young tech entrepreneurs develop products for seniors

December 16, 2013
By: Nellie Bowles

 

After seeing his stylish grandmother struggle with the drab pillboxes available to her, Assaf Wand founded Sabi, which makes a line of elegant pillboxes, bright and hip-looking canes and, soon, home-based products. Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

A New Golden Age for Cane Design?

December 2, 2013
By: Sara Hendren

 

Auction houses will still sell you exquisite canes from the late 19th and early 20th century. They often feature ornate carved wood or engraved silver, with all manner of designs and images on their handles. For those who aren't antiques enthusiasts, however, canes have been bereft of much contemporary design imagination. Until recently, that is. Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

Design with Purpose

November 19, 2013
By: Marta Janek 

 

Amazing canes made by Sabi (formerly known as OMHU) is the quintessence of good taste and originality. They are meant not only for seniors, but also for athletes, modern dandies and celebrities. Read more...

 

 

   

 

Design Space: Sabi's safer pill-cutter

October 23, 2013
By: Clare Dowdy 

 

US-based Sabi focuses on redesigning objects in everyday use, including many used by older people. It gave US design company Fuseproject the task of creating a pill-cutter, called Split (initially known as Chop), that would be easier to use. Read more...

 


 

 

The Entrepreneurs, 104 (Monocle 24) Radio Show

October 9, 2013

 

Monocle's business show aimed at people who run their own company - or want to introduces the man behind Palo Alto-based start-up, Sabi. Listen here.

 

 

 

 

Upward Mobility: These Colorful Canes Have Class

October 3, 2013
By: Margaret Rhodes 

 

Sabi, the cheery line of products for the aging set, introduces walking sticks with a touch of the skate scene. Read more...

 

 

   

 

Sabi looks to break ground with line of modern, stylized pill organizers

June 4, 2013
By: Jason Owen 

 

A startup company is looking to broaden its distribution reach offering a bevy of new health-and-wellness organizers and accessories with a unique, modernized look. Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

Sabi - Simple & Stylish Storage Solutions for Your Vitamins

April 2, 2013
By: Stephanie Dickison 

 

The truly awe-inspiring designsof the Vivacity Line allow you to keep your meds and vitamins stored properly whether you're at home or on the road. Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sabi: The Israeli Brand that makes Pill Containers Cool

April 14, 2013
By: Maya Yarowsky 

 

What's in a pill container? Not sex appeal, most of us would argue. Assaf Wand, however, thinks differently. Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

6 Clutter-Busting Products

March 2013
By: Tracey Neithercott 

 

Keeping track of medical information - prescriptions, insurance explanation of benefits, and so on - can create a lot of clutter in your life. Chances are, you're going to need some help keeping it all organized... Sabi Folio stores a week's worth of daytime and nighttime medications. Read more...

 

 

 

6 Startup Lessons from Designers at Pinterest, Fuseproject, and Behance
January 23, 2013

 

"The work of design is not to skin stuff, says Yves Béhar of fuseproject. “It’s not to put a nice dumb box around whatever is inside. It’s the whole conception. Design should deliver the whole ecosystem." Béhar refuses jobs that entail styling products, opting instead to work as a partner to design innovative and award-winning products like the Jawbone headset, Sabi (a line of ergonomic wares for the aging), PayPal Here, and Ouya and its video game console. Read more...

 

 

 

Q&A with Assaf Wand, Owner of Sabi
November 2012

Assaf Wand founded Palo Alto-based design brand Sabi in 2009, specialising in health and wellness products for the over-fifties. Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

Upstart Designers Aim for Ageless Products
October 8, 2012

Some time in the past three decades, light switches got flatter and wider. In many buildings, the familiar "toggle" switches gave way to "rocker" switches that are easier to grasp in the dark and require less precise movement to turn on and off. Read more...

 

 

 

Sabi in gearculture
September 2012

Whether on medication, or you need to take your daily dose of multi vitamin tablets, the Sabi Grande Carafe is the perfect way to do so on the go. Read more...

 


 

Sabi in DESIGN
August/September 2012

Check out the artile on Sabi in this bimonthly pub out of Taiwan. Read more...

 

 


 

CEO of Sabi Assaf Wand on m.o.
August 27, 2012

For Assaf Wand, a serial entrepreneur, the creation of Sabi has been marked by a fascinating journey from the high-tech to low-tech world. Having first established a solid online e-commerce presence, Assaf is now moving the business offline into the retail market – a fascinating and challenging transition. Read more...

 

 

 

CEO of Sabi Assaf Wand on Boomer and the Babe Radio Show
August 7, 2012

Assaf Wand is founder of Sabi.com, a new health and wellness start-up company that prides itself on creating super-cool, well-designed and highly functional "aging assistance" products for the early-to-mid Boomer crowd. Listen to the show...

 

 

   

Core 77 2012 Design Award
July 17, 2012

Sabi delivered a beautiful, classic product design in response to pill portability problems. A family of containers accommodated for the wide cariety of use cases aptly. Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

Sabi: Helping your medicine cabinet look hip
By: Cathy Hamilton
June 25, 2012

I've always said that the companies who figure out how to make aging cool will win baby boomers' hearts in the end (or, better yet, a decade or two before the end.) Read more...

   

לוקח כסף מההורים
June 17, 2012

מה הוליד המפגש בין אסף ונד, בוגר מקינזי, למעצב העל האמריקאי איב בהר? Read more...


 

 

 

Sabi
June 10, 2012   

I get absolutely thrilled to discover products that elevate every day necessary items in terms of form, function and design eleganceRead more...


   

 

Things I Can't Live Without
May 29, 2012   

Assaf Wand founded the Palo-Alto, California-based Sabi to make health and lifestyle products that would appeal to image-conscious baby boomers. Read more...

 

 

 

Design for the Ages
May 14, 2012   

The Japanese word Sabi can be translated as the beauty, serenity, and/or grace that comes with age and the passing of time. It finds the extraordinary in the everyday and celebrates modesty in profound simplicity. Read more...


   

Sabi Travel Vitamin Folio Review
May 4, 2012   

I am so looking forward to some travels this spring and summer! Being mostly home through the winter with a newborn, I need a change of pace. Thanks to Sabi I will have a way of taking along our dily vitamin regimen no matter where we go. Read more... 


   

Yves Behar Designs Cool Products for Pill Poppers
April 16, 2012   

I don't need to tell you that the United States healthcare system is an ugly, complicated mess. Well, Israeli expat Assaf Wand founded Sabi and while he can't battle our broken insurance industry, he is working to inject some style and simplicity into the ways we take our medicine. Read more...



   

Yves Behar and Assaf Wand Do a Sleek Take on Baby Boomer Staples
By: Margaret Rhodes April 16, 2012   

Sabi - a Japanese term for beauty that comes with age - is the collaborative brainchild of entrepreneur Assaf Wand and Fuseproject's Yves Behar. By shaking the stigma out of the pharmaceutical aisle, the duo is reaching the largest (and most underserved) demographic. Read more...


   

 

The Story of Assaf Wand, Sabi's Founder

We like to talk about design that comes from people's needs. That's what we've always taught at SID: industrial design has to answer to the customer's needs. Today we meet Sabi, a young company which aims to give value to our daily lives through design. Read more...

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

Buckminster Fuller: Utopia Rising

March 30, 2012
Fuseproject FounderYves Behar on the enduring legacy of the original architect-philosopher. Glass domes, pill dispensers and Jambox speakers are arrayed along a cutout of the San Francisco coast in photographer Frank Hulsbomer's still-life constructions paying homage to vanguard design dreamers R. Buckminster Fuller and Yves Behar. Read more...


   
 

Redefine Pills with the Sabi Vivacity Line

March 29, 2012
The Sabi Vivacity Line brings the ability to crush and store pills, and enables you to travel with them anywhere and have a water bottle handy. Read more...



   

 

Sabi by Fuseproject

March 29, 2012
Sabi is a nicely designed medication management system designed by Fuseproject. Read more...

 



 


   

 

23 Ways to Restore Order

March 13, 2012
No matter what craziness your meds remedy, a sleek pill holster looks sane. Read more...

 


   

Sabi – Solving Patience Adherence Through Design
By: Lukas Zinnagl February 14, 23, 2012
We’ve just learned that patient’s adherence is one of the biggest problems today’s healthcare system is facing – and it is clearly a neglected one. Now there are several ways how one can improve aherence and compliance. One of them is through design. As you probably know, we are big fans of design here at MedCrunch and always seek new shiny objects and concepts that are small elements of a next-gen hospital or just make our daily lives more aesthetic. Read more...


 

   

Prescription for Vivacity
By: Aileen Kwun February 14, 2012 
Staying healthy isn’t simple in the modern age. Recent studies report that roughly half of the adults in the United States consume prescription medicine, vitamins, or dietary supplements, a statistic made more significant by the estimate that six in ten baby boomers will be managing multiple chronic conditions by the year 2030. Read more...

 

 

   

Pill Pop
February 17, 2012
Meet Sabi, a new company that is looking “to transform life’s small tasks into moments of joy” though better designed lifestyle and wellness products. Read more...

 


   

Sabi Pill Organizers
January 25, 2012
Sabi, a creator of health and wellness products, has released a new line of health accessories, the “Vivacity Line“. Designed by Yves Behar of Fuse Project, the new line is meant to enhance the user’s everyday experience by creating products that are easy to access. The products are blue and white, more discrete than prescription containers, and has a variety of storage options so pills won’t get mixed up. Read more... 



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Sabi Pill Boxes (and more) by fuseproject
February 13, 2012
San Francisco-based designer Yves Behar and his team at fuseproject have partnered with Sabi, a new health and wellness brand to bring high design and functionality to an overlooked market: medication and pill management products. Design-minded folks want to look good while feeling good, after all. Read more...

 


 

A Spoonful of Style Makes the Medicine Go Down: Sabi Brand Name Review
By: Eunice Park February 2, 2012
Baby bumps have been sexy for a while, but baby boomers? Think again. As more of the U.S. enters its golden years, a bevy of brands sees a golden opportunity to court an ignored demographic. According to this recent Co.Design article, “People over 50 account for 67 percent of America’s consumption…only 5 pecent of marketing spending is geared toward them. And if you look within that 5 percent, 92 percent of it is pharmaceuticals and financial products.” Read more... 


 

 

Former Ice.com executive will manage e-commerce for an e-retail startup
By: Dan Davis February 2, 2012
Pinny Gniwisch, formerly executive vice president of marketing at online jewelry retailer Ice.com Inc., has accepted the same position at Sabi, a manufacturer and online retailer of such health-related products as medicine organizers and pill crushers. Sabi just began selling online in January. Read more… 



   

Yves Behar’s Latest Project Is Just What the Doctor Ordered
In Unbeige By: Stephanie Murg January 30, 2012
Sure to boost compliance in double-blinded clinical trials the world over are these streamlined pill keepers from Sabi, a new company that is looking “to transform life’s small tasks into moments of joy” through lifestyle and wellness products designed by Yves Behar and his Fuseproject team. Read more...



 

 

Sabi by Yves Behar
January 27, 2012Designed by the Swiss-born, San Francisco-based designer Yves Béhar and his team at fuseproject, the Sabi products marry superb functionality with simplicity in order to make life’s most basic to-do’s — from taking daily vitamins to taking out the trash — both more engaging and more enjoyable. The company’s first collection is Vivacity, a line of accessories for medication and pill management. Future collections — in the household and travel spaces — will be released in the coming months. Read more... 


 

   

Fuseproject and Assaf Wand Launch New Brand Sabi
January 25, 2012
San Francisco designer Yves Behar of fuseproject along with entrepreneur Assaf Wand launched a new venture that creates “lifesytle and wellness products designed to transform life’s small tasks into moments of joy.” Sabi, a health and wellness brand, brings high design and functionality to an overlooked market: medication and pill management products. While today a wide range of people focus on living healthier lives, from boomers to women taking prenatal supplements, there are only low quality and lesser designed products available to them. Read more… 


 

   

How Aging is Becoming (Surprise!) Sexy
By: Michael Hodin January 26, 2012
What was most remarkable about last week’s Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood – that impossibly trendy and ever-cool mecca of glitz and youth – was the age of so many of its winners. Best director: Martin Scorsese, age 69. Best actress: Meryl Streep, age 62. Best supporting actress: Jessica Lange, age 62. Best screenplay: Woody Allen, age 76. Best supporting actor: Christopher Plummer, age 82. Then there was the lifetime achievement award given to the vital and ever-present Morgan Freeman, age 72. Read more… 



 

Easy Does It
January 24, 2012
Vivacity Line is a new range of products, designed by Yves Béhar, aimed at making medication management products look less sterile and cheap. A new California-based company Sabi recently launched with a series of well-designed health and wellness products aimed at transforming “life’s small tasks into moments of joy”. Read more... 


 

   

The Weekend Guide
January 26, 2012
The Vivacity Line
What: Taking pills can make you feel like one. This new collection of cases, organizers, and more ($9-$30) has a streamlined look that is anything but stressful.
Why: The Grande Carafe smartly combines a water bottle with a compartmented top for storing vitamins.
Where: Online at sabi.com
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Designer Pill Containers
January 24, 2012
Baby boomers are finally getting their design due in the form of Vitality for Sabi. Vitality is a new line of pill boxes, crushers and carriers from designer Yves Behar of fuseproject. The new line aims to remove the stigma against regimental medicating by giving pill boxes a sleek and modern look. Read more... 


 

   

Design and Health Coming Together
By: Ian Cunningham January 25, 2012
There’s no reason your pill bottle can’t be cool.  A new company has reinterpreted that staple of daily health, turning it into a series of sleek, functional and downright sexy looking replacements. As the designers say, they are removing the negative connotations with easier to use forms. Read more... 


 

   
Clever, cool, age-friendly products for ageing boomers
By: Kim Walker January 23, 2012

The first products are a smart range of pill containers.

US-based Sabi’s first products, launched here on January 19, are designed to be discreet and simple to open, even with an ailment such as arthritis. Pill containers with a non-obvious grip, so that weak hands can better grasp a bottle. The bright blue accents point to where to open a case or a jar. And the shapes of the lids not only look pretty, but also are carefully calibrated at angles that allow them to be opened with a simple flick of the thumb, rather than a painful twist of the wrist. Read more...

 


 

Sabi Launches First Line of Health Products Designed by Yves Behar
By: Levent Ozler January 21, 2012
Sabi, a new Palo Alto-based company, launched with a line of lifestyle and wellness products designed to transform life’s small tasks into moments of joy. Designed by Swiss-born, San Francisco-based designer Yves Behar and his team at fuseproject, Sabi products marry superb functionality with simplicity in order to make life’s most basic to do’s-from taking daily vitamins to taking out the trash-both more engaging and more enjoyable. Read more...


 

   

Sabi Vitality Collection
By: Alec Banks January 20, 2012
From fuseproject founder Yves Béhar, who is most known for his work on the “XO” laptop for the One Laptop per Child program, comes the Sabi Vitality Collection – a line of medication vessels aimed at bringing beauty and efficiency to an everyday necessity.  Read more...



   

Intelligently designed wellness products from fuseproject founder Yves Béhar
By: Josh Rubin January 19, 2012
From Yves Béhar of fuseproject, the design mind behind the “XO” laptop for the One Laptop per Child program, Jawbone UP and Jambox, comes Sabi, a line of medication vessels aimed at bringing beauty and efficiency to an everyday necessity. Read more...



   

Start-up designs hip health gear for aging Baby Boomers
By: Reena Jana January 19, 2012
Canal Street in Manhattan’s Chinatown is known for its peddlers of faux designer handbags and watches, but in the midst of this scene, on the corner of Canal and Broadway, sits a design studio known for its highly original products. Read more...


 

   

Everyday Design: fuseproject & Assaf Wand Launch Sabi – Exclusive Q&A with Yves Behar
January 19, 2012
Yves Béhar and entrepreneur Assaf Wand are pleased to announce a new venture called Sabi, a forthcoming line of “lifestyle and welllness products designed to transform life’s small tasks into moments of joy.” The first collection of products captures the essence of this design philosophy: “Vitality” is a line of accessories for medication and pill management. Read more...



   

Yves Behar Launches High Design Medication Brand
By: Piers Fawkes January 19, 2012
San Francisco based design agency fuseproject has launched a new health and wellness brand called Sabi. The agency run by Yves Behar is aiming to bring “high design and functionality” to what they say is an overlooked market: medication and pill management products.Read more... 


 

   

Vitality by fuseproject for Sabi
January 19. 2012
San Francisco designer Yves Behar of fuseproject has designed a range of pill containers for new brand Sabi, launched today. Read more... 



   

5 Innovation Lessons From a Breakthrough Brand Aimed at Aging Americans
By: Cliff Kuang January 19, 2012
To create Sabi, a McKinsey-trained former VC paired with all-star designer Yves Behar. Their process offers lessons about finding a good business opportunity–and a monumental change in American life. Read more…



   

Pill Organizers Pretty Enough to Come Out of the Cabinet
By: Tim McKeough January 18, 2012
Hoping to remedy an everyday annoyance — the management of medications and vitamins — the health and wellness company Sabi has developed a range of products. Read more...