Hans-Martin Erlandsen

Shower for elderly

Collaborative semester project with Jonas Pettersson. Theme: user-centered design and design for all. 

Note: Shower head designed by and used with permission from Sinan Softic. 

The aim with the project was to develop an inclusive shower for elderly. With the aging demographics in developed countries and care homes being expensive, the welfare state require elderly to take care of themselves.

The findings from our qualitative research showed that lack of hygiene, with showering being the major factor, is one of the main reasons elderly are unable to stay in their homes.

The SOLO shower has a modern appearance, unlike the stigmatizing elderly shower products of today, and has a number of innovations like the adjustable shower arm that remains in set positions.