So, it’s that time of year again where I
laugh at have a serious look at what’s new at Naidex – the crazy convention showcase that is all things health/lifestyle/disability. We take a look at the exhibitors lists and play ‘spot the new toilet gadget’.
If you spot something we have missed – let us know!
First up – the Innovation Trail
This is the annual shortlist of products less than a year old or new ideas which are being launched at Naidex. Sometimes you see some crazy things you think ‘there is no way anyone will buy that’ through to ‘oh that’s a good idea’.
So what’s new in the toilet / hygiene department?
Well, forget taking a ride on the rotating shower tray (I kid ye not) and head over to Stand H37 for PDS Hygiene. They will be showing off their bidet shower chair (BSC-100) and what looks like a new model of their hand held powered travel bidet.
I’m not sure how the bidet shower chair would work over the Biobidet models BB1000 and later as they rely on skin contact with a sensor on the seat to power up.
If barrier creams are more your thing – then take a look at 3M’s stand over in section D38. They can show you their Cavilon Barrier Cream that can help skin that has become sore (or could become sore) from incontinence.
The new Gerberit AquaClean 8000plus Care (wow that is some name) might be worth a look (Left).
It’s a shower toilet that is compatible with many paediatric shower chairs being activated by button or remote control. I assume it is also compatible for for adult over the toilet chairs too. They are over on Stand G29B
Still on the theme of all singing and dancing toilets – Aquarius Hygiene (Stand D36) have their own version of a wash/dry toilet seat similar to the BioBidet range they are calling the Intelligent Bidet. It is powered by a tethered remote with other options available.
Looking at the picture, for my personal bum comfort, I prefer a wider and more contoured seat – and seat shape and comfort really matters as you sit through the wash and dry actions (and you have to be sitting in the right place!!). So, shop around and compare specifications according to what suits.
Other products and companies to check out.
All the usual exhibitors are back for 2016. You might also want to check out companies selling hoists and toilet slings – although some of the big names like Liko do not appear to have a stand listed if you believe the search function.
- Product list searches do not appear to bring up all products shown within individual companies e.g. search for sling and it says there are only 5 products.
- Toilet brings up 26 products – somewhat disappointing considering how critical/essential it is.
- Could not find any ostomy products listed. Coloplast – are you there?
As well as their new Intelligent Bidet, their other products include the Porta Bidet and Handy Bidet travel kit.
Products include the Carendo over the toilet shower chair/hygiene chair and shower tables/changing benches.
Ergolet – Hera Hygiene chair and changing trolley/bench amongst others.
Euan’s Guide – if you haven’t got their red cord cards, where have you been this last year! Go and take a look.
Made 2 Aid
Wheelable – an over the toilet shower chair.
NRS Healthcare: Bringing out the new SeaHorse models of toileting and shower chairs for children and young adults. (Stand J7)
“Our product range includes height adjustable washbasins, toilets, changing benches and shower seats”
Pressalit happen to have my favourite most comfortable toilet seats “accommodating different shaped toilets and people”.
1st Call Mobility
They have the Baros – a heavy duty heigh adjustable shower commode/ over the toilet commode for people with obesity
Finally the things that aren’t disability specific …
The BlueBadge Company are selling toiletry bags.