After three years of intensive work together with potential users and stakeholders, the cooperative project “Toilet For Me” was successfully completed. The business partners have worked out several exploitation routes and are working on first commercial products despite a difficult market situation. We would like to thank all contributors and all national and EU funding […]
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.
2023–03–30 SUCCESSFUL PROJECT COMPLETION
2023–03–30 RESULTS OF FIELD TESTS
After more than 5000 logged toilet visits and interviews with users and stakeholders the results of the field tests are now available. The prototypes worked reliably. More than half of the users (58,8 %) who filled the PT2 survey indicate that they would go out more often when a Toilet For Me system was available in their […]
2023–02–06 FIELD TESTS DONE
Testing of the final T4ME2 prototypes of the toilet in Belgium and Poland and a comparative test of a commercial device in The Netherlands have just been finished. Results are now evaluated after real-life usage for some months by 143 users and demonstrations to stakeholders.