We have a collegiate body, established within our project that aims to ensure that this project will obey ethical and general principles regarding our research. We invited external experts, primary users representatives so people aged over 65 or people with mobility limitation to advise us in ethical aspects. Marnick Donze (on the picture) is the end-users representative invited by the […]
Happily out of home thanks to a flexible and smart toilet
One of the things that stops older and disabled people from going out is the lack of toilets that are publicly available and accessible. We want to change this by developing a public toilet that meets the needs of the eldery and disabled. It should be fully supportive so that people can use it on their own.
The accesibility of flexible and smart toilets in the (semi-)public space is crucial but still limited in many countries. In general, people need to use the toilet 4 to 8 times each day, including when they are out of home. Half of us needs to use the toilet immediately (in 1 to 5 minutes). Older and disabled people need to use the toilet even more often. Our project addresses the needs of such people and their caregivers when using the toilet outside their homes in semi-public places by providing a supportive ICT-enhanced toilet adapting to the individual user’s needs.
2020–11–19 Ethics Board
2020–11–08 Testing Starts in the Netherlands
What are the wishes for supportive smart toilets in the public space? The Dutch team of Golden Days (user partner) and Sanmedi (business partner) has started testing with a kick-off meeting for Toilet For Me Too. The testsite Groenhuysen Rehabilitation Centre has a supportive toilet installed by Sanmedi. In the coming weeks, clients can test […]
2020–08–30 Be aware!
We are going to present and test toilet solutions exsiting on the market to plan for the future toilet. The potential users of smart and flexible toilet system need hands-on experience to be able to actively contribute in requirements collection and co-design. This is why we included the awareness raising phase in the current project.