DESIGN OF NEW TOILET PROTOTYPES FOR ELDERLY AND DISABLED VETERANSBy Sanford, M.Arch., Jon A.; Malassign‚, M.I.D., Pascal; Megrew, M.S., Mary Beth; Cors, M.I.D., Mark; Rehab R&D Center on Aging, Atlanta VAMC, Decatur, GA; Clement J. Zablocki VAMC, Milwaukee, WI; Rehabilitation R & D Progress Reports, 1994, Vol 32
(Pages: 128) Publication Date: June 1995
This article reports the progress of a project to design and test new toilet and grab bar prototypes that will enhance independent and safe toileting among older veterans and those with disabilities. Four designs have been produced, one floor mounted and three inserts. Full-scale mockups were constructed and subjects videotaped getting on and off of the toilets. Post-trial questionnaires were administered and expert assessment of participant performance as well as analyses of post-trial self-report data will be evaluated.
Published by: VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Service (Website:http://www.rehab.research.va.gov)
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