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The iToilet project has been finished successfully...
iToilet at Viennese research festival...
Field trials running...
Consortium meeting in Budapest...
Abstracts AAL Kongress Karlsruhe...
Invitation for social-tech...
ESPRM poster presented...
Booth at integra fair...
PT2 installed at CS...
PT1+ tests completed...
Viennese Research Festival...
Report in energieleben...
iToilet at Altenpflege fair...
Poster at Smarter Lives2018...
Consortium meeting in Budapest...
Consortium building workshop...
Ethics approval received...
Work towards Prototype 2...
Submission for ethics approval...
Nursing congress Vienna...
iToilet at ConSozial fair...
iToilet at diversity day...
AAL Exhibition Award received...
Stand at AAL-Forum...
Successful mid-term review...
Invitation for TUdiversity day...
Abstract for AAL Forum accepted...
ORF interview available...
Presentation at Hungarian rehabilitation society...
New prototypes in lab...
Draft business plan...
Particiaptory design continued...
Presentation at ICORR in London...
Presentation at Forum IKT in Linz...
Demo video available...
benefit/AAL brochure available...
Lab trials completed in Hungary...
Full consortium meeting in Budapest...
Exhibition booth at uday in Dornbirn...
New hand control...
Lab trials completed in Austria...
iToilet paper accepted for ICORR2017...
Oral presentation accepted for ForumIKT...
Presentation accepted for uday...
Lab tests with Prototype 1 started...
CHI, EFRR and eHealth conference presentations about iToilet...
Prototype at CS ready for lab trials...
Prototype in Budapest...
Installing Prototype 1 at toilet room in Vienna...
Poster presentation at Viennese Geriatriekongress...
Full consortium meeting in Budapest...
Integration meeting in Vienna...
Prototype 1 testing is being prepared...
Users do participatory design...
Specifications have been fixed and development has started...
The results of the user requirements collection are available...
Consortium meeting in Budapest...
User requirements collection in Vienna...
User requirements collection in Budapest...
Kick-off Meeting in Vienna on April 22...
Project website online...
Consortium Agreement signed...

iToilet Project Description and Results


[ Quick links to major achievements:
Prototype 1 (PT1) | Video about PT1 | PT1+ | PT2 | Videos about PT2 ]

 The iToilet project targeted the needs of older persons who are living independently at home when using a toilet. The project aimed at developing an ICT enhanced toilet system, which is able to empower older persons to live more independently and with increased dignity. iToilet also aimed at reducing the workload of the care persons when providing personal assistance on the toilet.

 iToilet developed and tested 2 prototypes following a strictly user centred approach:

iToilet first prototype
Chair type protoype1 for home use. ©iToilet
iToilet second prototype
Wall mounted prototype 2 for institutional use. ©iToilet
 

 Both prototypes will be available soon as regular products. Meanwhile, check current product pages www.attris.de.

Approach

 Existing height and tilt adjustable toilet modules served as base for adding several significant enhancements and services, e.g. control via voice, automatic recognition of and adaptation to user preferences when entering the toilet room, recognition of potentially dangerous situations (e.g. a fall) and other functionalities (e.g. interface to care documentation, providing guidance to persons).

 iToilet used a strictly user centred approach and included continuous ethical review and supervision. End-users were involved right from the beginning for eliciting user requirements and for participatory design activities. iToilet iteratively evaluated prototypes with end-users in a laboratory and in the field. The final prototype was tested over a period of 4 months involving 55 primary and 15 secondary as well as 9 tertiary end-users on 2 field test sites.

 Expected benefits are: for primary end-users: support of body stability (individually adjustable height), support of sitting down and standing up process (dynamic adaptation of toilet), increased safety; for secondary user: The work load will be reduced and less physically demanding. Thirdly, for tertiary users (institutions) the toilet will enhance the care service offered and will enhance health and well-being of the employees by reduced physical demands during personal assistance provision (e.g. transfer wheelchair / toilet).

 The business model aims at a modular product with scalability and customisation of the functionality and services according to the individual customer’s needs and wishes.

Project Info

Start Date: April 2016

Duration: 30 Months

Coordinator: TU Wien, Institute 193, HCI Group (Austria)

Contact: Inst.193-05/HCI TU Wien

Email: info@itoilet-project...

Imprint: Legal stuff


The project iToilet was co-funded by the European Commission and the National Authorities and R&D programmes in Austria, Hungary, Italy and Slovenia in the framework of the AAL Joint Programme (project number AAL-2015-1-084) .
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Nemzeti Kutatási, Fejlesztési és Innovációs Hivatal
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