Getting in and out of the tub can be more than half of the battle at bath time for people with some physical disabilities. The Elevated Bathtub is an innovative solution to a common problem for young and old that makes preparing for freshening up a great deal easier.
A Design Concept winner of the 2012 Red Dot Awards, the accessible soaker provides an effortless transition in and out. The bather simply moves beneath the bottomless enclosure, raised roughly six feet above the floor, and presses a button for it to be lowered and sealed against its base. Zou Tao and Zhang Jiangpeng's Elevated Bathtub invention incorporates convenient filling system, as well as a shower head for those who prefer that kind of rinse.
The Elevated Bathtub Makes Personal Hygiene Easy for the Handicapped
1. Accessible Bathing Aids - The development of new and innovative products that make bath time easier for people with physical disabilities.
2. Assistive Technology - New technologies aimed at helping people with disabilities accomplish basic tasks, such as bathing, with greater ease and independence.
3. Inclusive Design - Design strategies that intentionally incorporate the needs of people with disabilities to create products and spaces accessible to all.
1. Bathroom and Personal Care Products - A market opportunity for companies designing and selling accessible bathing aids and assistive technology for people with disabilities.
2. Healthcare Equipment - The development of new and innovative healthcare equipment aimed at helping people with disabilities maintain their independence and improve their quality of life.
3. Architecture and Interior Design - The integration of inclusive design principles into the design of buildings and spaces, particularly those catering to people with disabilities.