Jan Sebastian van Ackeren Uppie Domestic Bathroom Aid
Uppie Domestic Bathroom Aid is Bronze Design Award winner in 2016 - 2017 Differently Abled and Seniors' Assistance Design Award Category.
Uppie Domestic Bathroom Aid

Uppie - a space and cost effective stand-up help. It addresses the challenge of ‘western ageing population demographic’ and means to enable ageing in place. Designed with state of the art technology; the frame is an adjustable retrofit and integrates into any bathroom environment seamlessly. The elderly are often confronted with the fear of falling, potentially leading to bone fractures and even resulting in subsequent deaths. Uppie is designed to give a sense of security and independence when visiting the bathroom, so both the ageing and their relatives have a more peaceful state of mind.

Uppie Domestic Bathroom Aid
Jan Sebastian van Ackeren Uppie
Jan Sebastian van Ackeren Domestic Bathroom Aid
Jan Sebastian van Ackeren design
Jan Sebastian van Ackeren design
Jan Sebastian van Ackeren

Jan is an Industrial Design Engineer from Germany, trained in Open Innovation. With a hands-on approach and keen eye for detail, Jan has focused on rethinking existing concepts and envisioning new product functions. His portfolio exhibits projects spanning across various fields and disciplines of Design and Engineering. Jan is currently following the Master in Product Design at Domus Academy in Milan, Italy.

The Hague University of Applied Sciences

The Hague University of Applied Sciences is a university of applied sciences and community higher professional education institute with its campuses located in and around The Hague. The city is the Dutch seat of government and home to many major international legal, security and peace institutions. The institution is made up of 14 academies. Bachelor’s degrees are the institution’s core business with 42 full-time undergraduate degrees, 21 part-time and 10 dual bachelors courses and currently teaches around 23,400 students. Degrees fall into six main fields of interest including technology, innovation and society, public administration, law and security, management and organization, ICT and media, health and sport, economy and finance and welfare and education. The Hague University of Applied Sciences is known for the international characteristic of its student population with around 146 nationalities represented on campus. It operates partnerships with companies, public bodies and other organisations in the region, as well as international institutions. The university also offers nine international bachelor's degrees taught in English: Industrial Design Engineering, Process and Food Technology, International and European Law, Safety and Security Management Studies, European Studies, International Communication Management, International Public Management, International Business and Management studies and International Financial Management and Control.