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  1. Easy-Seater Toilet Assist 2.009 Silver A

  2. "Our whole objective is to keep the people in their houses safe.  We get 20-25 requests for bathroom supports every week.“ -Mike Verdi, Camden County Social Services

  3. Easy-Seater Toilet Assist Actuator Toilet

  4. Key Criteria for Easy Seater • Non-intrusive • Stationary • Fully powered • Provide balance aid and strength aid

  5. The Easy-Seater Advantage • Range of Motion • Moving Backrest • Handrails • Adaptability

  6. Sketch Model Goals • Examine actuator to seat connection • Assess geometry • Confirm adaptability

  7. Lessons from the Sketch Model • Backrest is beneficial • Sliding Constraint • Controls • Cleaning and Sanitation • Seat Motion

  8. Conclusion • Strong market • Weak competitors • Feasible design • Next step: Optimization

  9. Easy Seater Appendices

  10. Strength declines with age • Over the age of 60, muscle strength declines by as much as 1% per year, by age 80 it is 4% annually1. • 45% of women between ages 65 and 74 cannot lift 4.5 kg • Elderly individuals need assistance raising and lowering themselves on the toilet 1Sarcopenia: As We Age Muscle Loss Occurs, Ezine Articles <http://ezinearticles.com/?Sarcopenia:-As-We-Age-Muscle-Loss-Occurs&id=297128>

  11. Designing Around the Toilet • Most toilet drains sit 12” from the wall • At the drain are two bolts holding the toilet seal and are 6” apart

  12. Taking Everything into Account • Seat Height Ranges from 14” to 20” • Width can be up to 19” • Even Seat Style can be elongated or Normal

  13. Technical Dimensions