Public restroom wash sink and hand dryer
First of all, I love eating at local small restaurants, but one issue I found is they don’t have any universal setup in their restroom for children and people with disabilities due to the small space. Human height is different through age and personal condition. It causing a lot of difficulty for children and people with disabilities that cannot use hand dryer and sink easily.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
ELEVA is an all in one wash sink and hand dryer system that can adjust its height to optimize the experience for children and people with wheelchair. ELEVA has a very intuitive UI. Users simply touch the LED array at the height he/she desires, the sink and hand dryer will move up and down accordingly. As an All-in-one system, ELEVA requires less space than regular sink plus hand dryer setup.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Touch the LED at user desired height. Then the sink and hand dryer will move to the height.
Raise arm and press it is a nature gesture that shows the best operational height of this person. This UI design allows the user only press one time, and get the best height he/she needs.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Dec. 2016 Boston MA USA
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Front facing LED array has capacitive touch sensors underneath. The capacitive sensor can detect which LED users are pressing. Then an electric motor will drive two jackscrews to move the sink and hand accordingly.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Public restroom,wash sink,hand dryer
TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Jingwei Dang, 2016.