The conceptual 'Slip Wash' washing machine has been designed by Jiheon Song as an appliance for the home that highlights accessibility to let inhabitants enjoy independence no matter their mobility. The washing machine features a sliding door that will rise upwards instead of outwards to streamline access for a user in a wheelchair, while also boasting a drum that's at the optimal height for loading or unloading. A sensor in the front of the washing machine will activate the door to allow for opening and closing without the need for any physical manipulation.
The conceptual 'Slip Wash' washing machine addresses an important topic and could help to influence future product design as the number of elderly consumers around the world continues to increase.
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