‘If the theater has such a smart toilet, then I can go there again’. That is why we are working on with the Toilet For Me project! Belgian, Dutch and Polish teams tested the first prototype of a toilet system. Our findings relate primarily to safety and comfort of users as well as ergonomics, usability and legibility […]
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.
2021–12–09 First prototype tested!
2021–11–17 Presentation at EWAHA
The T4ME2 project was presented at the AAL Forum, which this year was part of the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing (EWAHA) from October 18-21, 2021. Contacts were made with several interested parties, which are very promising, in order to intensify the cooperation with other projects and to support the commercialisation of the […]
2021–11–04 The Netherlands joins Toilet Alliance
The Toilet Alliance is a partnership of thirteen civil society organizations that are committed to more public and open, accessible toilets in The Netherlands. Toilet For Me The Netherlands (Gouden Dagen and Sanmedi) are active supporters of the Toilet Alliance. Sanitronics is involved as a commercial partner. Together they are working on the mission: to have […]