Japan is an aging society, so the burden on carers in the home or institutions is becoming an important issue. Toileting may be a burden on the carer, but people really want to be able to do this by themselves for as long as possible, which makes it an extremely delicate issue of personal dignity.
To help solves these issues, the TOTO Group applied to develop devices that stimulate self-support in the key development area of toilet aids, under the 2014 "Robotic Care Equipment Development and Introduction Project" being promoted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, and as a result, our project to "develop a bedside portable, flushable toilet" was adopted. Our aim is to develop a product that is safe and that people are happy to use, including aged people requiring nursing care and family members, helpers and others.
Development of robotic devices for nursing care (Details)