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 […]
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.
2021–07–02 Update of T4ME2 Prototype
2021–06–23 Presentation at Smarter Lives
The T4ME2 project consortium participated in the Smarter Lives conference. A virtual booth demonstrated the preliminary user requirements and the upcoming prototype system. On June 16, 2021 the T4ME2 project and the Prototype 1 system were presented at the Smarter Lives conference (https://www.smarter-lives.eu/) which took place as a virtual event with various visitors from Austria, […]
2021–04–14 Report on users requirements is published
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 […]