Toilet4me project aims to create a smart bathroom, suitable for the older public. It is addressed to older people but also to all others who have disabilities and certain needs when using toilets outside the home, in public or semi-public environments. It seeks to create a system that is able to adapt itself to the individual needs and preferences of the people who are using it at the moment.
It is based on a previous project, the iToilet that already created the product for domestic use.
In this context, an assessment will be made in order to create an adapted solution for the use of toilets in public and semi-public spaces. This project uses technologies that allow interaction by voice to, for example, raise the seat, as well as an aid system to raise and sit. It also has an emergency detection and emergency call feature.
It has been designed for these people, but also for all others who have disabilities and certain needs when using toilets outside the home, in public or semi-public environments.
This project is funded under the AAL programme, with Portuguese funding provided through the Foundation for Science and Technology, which coordinates national participation.
MAIN TASKS OF CDC IN THE PROJECT:
Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra was one of those responsible for collecting data with end users through a survey. Preparation of a concept for the involvement of users in larger projects.
Contributions to the analysis of technical challenges on the feasibility and efficiency of market ready solutions.
Contributions to the elaboration of a business plan.
Contributions to the initial project handbook and final reporting.
Project Name: Toilet4me
Project Acronym: T4me
Start date: 20/11/2018
End date: 19/05/2019
Total Budget: 248,550.00 €
Project Coordinator:Institute for Visual Computing & Human Centered Technology, Wien, Austria
- Institute for Visual Computing & Human Centered Technology, Wien, Austria
- Carecenter Software GmbH, Linz, Austria
- Resto VanHarte, The Netherlands
- Instituto Pedro Nunes, Portugal
- BEIA Consult International, Romania
- Cáritas Diocesana de Coimbra, Portugal
- Ihcare, Lda, Portugal
- Sanmedi B.V., The Netherlands
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The project Toilet4me is co-funded by the European Commission and the National Authorities and R&D programmes in Austria, The Netherlands, Portugal and Romania in the framework of the AAL Joint Programme (project number AAL-2018-5-101-SCP).
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