A Hong-Kong firm has announced plans to take global its plans for an automated showering system for people with limited ability.
Automation For Humanity’s Sit & Shower system has already been released to acclaim in its home country, and was chosen by the government for its subsidy list for NGO nursing homes.
And now the company has begun to hold talks with a range of distributors across Europe as it looks to ensure the global distribution of the device in the months ahead.
The device, which the firm claims can fit inside any regular bathroom, automates the entire bathing process, includes 13 water jets and is automatically temperature controlled in order to avoid scalding injuries.
It also comes with handrails and compatible shower chair to ensure the patient can safely get in and out.
Since it was launched in Hong Kong, the firm report that nursing homes and hospitals have claimed the system has resulted in significant savings in manpower.
Automation for Humanity’s CEO and co-founder, Samuel Hui said of the company’s mission: “This is just the first step; we have devices in the pipeline that will further slash caregiving costs and boost independence – devices to move people from a bed to a wheelchair virtually ‘hands-free’.”
He added: “And we are looking for partners to share this with the world.”