“Touch it, try to press. Guess what it is. And how it could look like”. The co-designing of the remote control took place in three different locations to improve an important part of the smart accessible toilet. Previous research has shown that the user-friendliness of remote controls is still not up to standard. So we […]
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 completely supportive and safe so that people can use it on their own.
The accessibility 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.
2021–10–15 Remote control co-designed
2021–09–01 Preparing user tests
After successful integration and testing in the Living Lab of TUW three prototype units have been manufactured and are now going to our test sites in Poland, the Netherlands and Belgium. Testing of the first T4ME2 prototype will take place in fall 2021. The first unit has already arrived at Sanmedi’s showroom (see photo below). […]
2021–07–02 Update of T4ME2 Prototype
The new lift unit delivered by partner Santis now has been integrated in the test installation of the T4ME2 prototype located in the Living Lab of TUW. The new lift unit is much more robust and therefore enables semi-public use. Equipped with 2 motors, it is able to change height and tilt independently of each […]