AKW, a UK leading provider of accessibility solutions, has launched a new smart electric shower for people with visual impairments and mobility and dexterity issues.
The AKW SmartCare Lever has the same design features of the existing SmartCare range, but with an additional centrally-located lever, which contains a prominent on-off switch and can be easily grasped and turned to control the shower’s temperature.
For those with visual impairments, the shower has audible temperature control clicks, large red and blue temperature symbols and a large back-lit power button. It also has a matt anti-glare finish to reduce glare for those with dementia.
Thermostatically controlled to avoid scalding, the unit has rounded surfaces and edges for additional safety and comes with an easy-adjust shower head and 2 metre anti-kink smooth hose, to make showering easier.
The shower, certified by safety standard BEAB Care, is also designed for easy installation, with eight electrical and water entry points, dual power blocks for left- or right-hand wiring and cable and pipework compatibility.
AKW said it can be retrofitted on the majority of original shower footprints and comes with a five-year warranty as standard.
Stuart Reynolds, head of Product and Marketing at AKW said: “Our AKW SmartCare Lever shower is not only easy to use, but easy to install as well. This shower makes life easier for those with mobility or dexterity issues and is also ideal for those who have visual impairment challenges. As well as promoting showering independence for longer, the SmartCare Lever shower is also a stylish addition to any bathroom or wet room.”