Julan, 76 year old, retired, lives independently in a small village in The Netherlands. “I can only use the toilet in my own home. This means when I am out-of-home I have to be helped by someone with a lot of strength to be able to place me on the toilet, et cetera.”. This is […]
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 elderly and people with disabilities. 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.
2021–04–14 Report on users requirements is published
2021–02–28 Lift unit prototype
In the living lab of Technische Universität Wien a first test installation of a T4ME2 prototype was set up in January 2021. This month Santis is finishing the first lift unit prototype for co-designing purposes. TUW has been using a lift unit from former iToilet project until the new lift unit prototype from partner Santis […]
2021–01–20 Device for air quality
The duration of time that people spend in the toilet and the risk to health posed by indoor air are the most issues that encourage researchers to conduct the study on indoor air. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a terminology of air quality within and around buildings which is pertinent with health and comfort of […]