Adjustable Shower Head for People With DisabilitiesBy Nicholas, Thomas; Singh, Surinder; Mollendorf, Joseph C.; NSF 2007 Engineering Senior Design Projects to Aid Persons With Disabilities, pp. 182-183
Publication Date: 2010
Description of a device designed to make the shower head and cleaning products reachable when showering for clients with limited mobility of their extremities. The device’s main component is a spring-roller system that is used to raise and lower the shower head and a personal cleansing dispenser. The spring rollers were taken from household miniature blinds and adapted to fit the design specifications. The hand held shower head is connected to a flexible brass hose, which connects to a three-way diverter valve. The valve connects directly to the existing wall mounted shower flange. The third flow direction allows for the connection of a normal shower head so that others can also use the shower. The cleansing dispenser has two components for shampoo and shower gel. Also included is a foot wash basin designed with sponges and a slightly sloped bottom for drainage. The adjustable shower system was designed by students at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Published by: Creative Learning Press, Inc. (Website:http://www.creativelearningpress.com)
Link to text: http://nsf-pad.bme.uconn.edu/2007/Chapter11,SUNY%20Buffalo.pdf