Assistive Tech Showcase: Bathing and toileting
The latest exciting products to enter the market in bathing and toileting. (From Jan, 2018)
Shower commode creates safe and comfortable showering & toileting
The versatile Aston Shower Commode from Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare is the ideal solution for all showering and toileting needs, according to the company.
Ensuring safe and comfortable showering and toileting in both domestic and commercial environments, the product assists users from and to the toilet and to and in the shower, as well as increased independence with a self-propelling wheel option.
The Aston features a standard weight capacity of 25st or a heavy-duty version of 40st and a lightweight, rustproof aluminium height adjustable frame.
The product also has a comfortable Polyurethane seat and back, combined with flip-up armrests and height & angle adjustable footplates, which swing in and out to create easy transfers.
The easy to clean seat, with a five-litre potty, lid and optional lap belt has a front cut away and rear access to facilitate personal hygiene or a full Comfort Seat option.
A new chapter in intimate hygiene
Closomat’s latest offering, the Asana, has been specifically designed and engineered to access a new market sector – those who need the functionality of a wash & dry toilet but have a degree of manual dexterity.
The new device still delivers the latest version of Closomat’s innovative hygiene system, using the company’s unique vertical jet spray to deliver exceptional performance.
The Asana offers a range of douche options for personalised, effective cleansing when the toilet is flushed, followed by warm air drying.
Focussing on fashion as well as function, the Asana also brings a new dimension in contemporary styling, being wall-hung with a bespoke, concealed cistern system, triggered via a choice of flush mechanisms.
Asana is the first wash & dry toilet on the market to be developed and manufactured in the UK and the only one to be fully supported by a dedicated, nationwide sales and service team.
Gemini platform bath for safer assisted bathing
Abacus’ range of popular baths with height adjustment functionality and bather transfer seats combine quality, performance and practicality, and none more so than the Gemini.
The Gemini is a height adjustable bath with integrated changing, drying and bathing platform. Through a unique ‘double lift action’, the bath sides, bath, bather and water are raised in a smooth and controlled manner so carers can operate at safe working heights.
Removing the need for carers to bend or stoop helps minimise potential back injuries and allows for full engagement with bathers. Users benefit from a more pleasant and relaxing experience, with fewer transfers and a greater feeling of security.
The Gemini has a safe working load of 150kg and optional Chromatherapy Lighting and Air Spa are available.
Delivering a cleaner Clean
Known for bringing Scandinavian style and ergonomic design to assistive equipment, Etac aims to deliver performance and long-term value to various sectors with its Clean shower commode chair.
According to the company, the Clean’s award-winning design provides one of the most hygienic solutions for assisted toileting and showering, with a range of clever features to help ensure moving & handling is safe and minimising musculoskeletal stress for carers.
Personal care can be administered more effectively through an open seat configuration and with its upright handle, the Clean can be positioned over all styles of the toilet – even wall mounted.
Additionally, a sculpted seat configuration and a rounded foot support which can slide away from the chair for easier transfers help deliver support and comfort for semi-ambulant users.
The Etac Clean also comes available in height adjustable, comfort and self-propelling versions – either in lagoon green or white and is supplied by Etac R82 in the UK.