Design and Development of New Toilet Fixtures to Meet the Needs of Disabled and Elderly PeopleBy Malassigne, M.I.D., I.D.S.A., Pascal Cors, B.F.A., Mark Heohn, B.F.A., Todd Clement J.Zablocki VAMC, Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, WI; Proceedings of the RESNA '95 Annual Conference, Vol. 15
(Pages: 603-605) Publication Date: 1995
This article reports the results of a project which designed and evaluated five new toilet fixtures for use by the elderly and persons with disabilities. The toilet types were: straddle toilet; toilet with passive assistance; toilet insert with side handles; toilet insert with recessed handles; toilet insert with vertical handles. Able-bodied and paraplegic subjects were videotaped performing simulated toileting procedures and interviewed both before and after the tests. Photos show several examples of the toilets, some with test subjects executing transfers.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)
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