An EU-funded consortium from the ISU-DEP research project has designed a smart 'dry' shower and a fully automated portable toilet to increase the autonomy of people with mobility problems.
The shower sprays and sucks water back so that no spillage is made on the bed. Waste can be emptied automatically from the adjustable toilet.
The new intelligent sanitary unit is primarily intended for hospitals and care homes, to ease the lives of disabled patients, as well as nurses and carers.
Factsheet by the European Commission / 21 November 2012