Development of a mobile toilet system servicing elderly on call

Sozo Ueno, Y. Imai, T. Hayasaka, M. Okubo, T. Ishikawa, T. Yamaguchi

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Abstract

A number of elderly people have a difficulty in going to the toilet by themselves. They sometimes wear an adult diaper but it makes the elderly uncomfortable and unsanitary. Moreover, their pride is injured by wearing the diaper. A portable toilet is also used for the elderly requiring assistance to the toilet. The portable toilet is not a sufficient solution because it is also uncomfortable and unsanitary for them. We propose a mobile toilet system for solving this problem. The concept of the proposed system is as follows. The toilet waits for calling signal from the elderly at standby room. When the calling signal is received, the toilet autonomously goes to the bedroom and approaches the elderly. After excreting, the toilet returns to the standby room and automatically disposes feces. In this paper, we present a prototype of the system and discuss the usefulness of the system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering - ECIFMBE 2008
Pages1747-1749
Number of pages3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1
Event4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, ECIFMBE 2008 - Antwerp, Belgium
Duration: 2008 Nov 232008 Nov 27

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume22
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Other

Other4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, ECIFMBE 2008
CountryBelgium
CityAntwerp
Period08/11/2308/11/27

Keywords

  • Elderly people
  • Mobile toilet system
  • Monitoring feces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Ueno, S., Imai, Y., Hayasaka, T., Okubo, M., Ishikawa, T., & Yamaguchi, T. (2008). Development of a mobile toilet system servicing elderly on call. In 4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering - ECIFMBE 2008 (pp. 1747-1749). (IFMBE Proceedings; Vol. 22). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-89208-3_416