Clean and accessible facilities are vital for good health and well-being. Ensuring that people with disabilities have access to safe and hygienic facilities is vital to public health and wellness.
Members of IEEE in the Uganda section have teamed up with engineering students, high school students, and the Uganda National Association of the Blind (UNAB) to create an accessible smart toilet. The technology will automatically adjust itself to one’s height and position with the press of a button. The toilet has support rails as well, which is vital for balance. This device will allow for more security when using toilet facilities, and ensure good hygiene and health for those who are using the device.
Moving forward, the NGO will provide technical support to ensure smooth installation and use, and should repairs and maintenance arise, the NGO will be in contact.
This project was given a grant of $4050 as part of EPICS at IEEE’s Access and Abilities Competition.