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The project "ISU - Intelligent Sanitary Unit for Disabled and Elderly People" aimed at increasing autonomy of older people and bedridden persons, supporting care givers and restoring dignity and self-esteem in the most sensitive area of personal hygiene. The project developed a mobile system of sanitary components for improving hygiene, care-provision and quality of life consisting of a supply and disposal unit and

  • a bed-shower for washing a bedridden or immobile person without spilling water to the environment and
  • a mobile bed-side toilet which offers WC flushing and odour-free vacuum disposal of faecal-matter which usually are offered only from stationary assistive toilets.

The project consortium consisted of four SMEs (Small and Medium-sized Enterprise) with complementary products to generate an integrated solution and two RTD organisations with experience in Ambient Assisted Living (AAL) and end-user participation. The university partner also provided ethical guidance for working in this highly sensitive area of personal hygiene.

Project partners

  • Vienna University of Technology, Institute 'integrated study' - TUW (Austria)
  • CEIT RALTEC gGmbH - externer LinkCRT (Austria)
  • Santis Kft - externer LinkSAN (Hungary)
  • Blechtechnik Eisenerz GmbH - externer LinkBTE (Austria)
  • VEBRA - externer LinkVEB (Germany)
  • J. Honoré a/s - externer LinkJHA (Denmark)

The project ISU received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme managed by external linkREA-Research Executive Agency under Grant Agreement No 262286. The project started on November 1st, 2010 with a duration of 30 months.

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