The Economical Assistive Bathtub

The economical model of the SafeBATHs is built with a smaller, more compact frame and lighter materials, emphasizing portability over all else. As with other SafeBATH models, it is primarily focused on enabling safe bathing for the elderly or those suffering from mobility difficulties, it is designed to offer both comfort and safety to the user.

CollarBATH takes a fabric-oriented approach to the base PlaxiBATH design, with an outer layer constructed with waterproof fabric. Instead of a drawbridge, the front doorway is fashioned like a collar that can be easily opened and closed.

At the press of a button, a built-in winch will open or close the collar doorway to form the vestibule with the user inside. Once seated on the bath chair within the device, a separate switch will begin filling the bath with warm or cold water. Alternatively, with the overhead showerhead, the user can opt for a shower instead. After the bath, the water is drained and the collar doorway can be reopened, allowing the user to directly exit the device.

Being completely collapsible, when not in use, the entire CollarBATH unit can then be easily stored or transported as needed—a key advantage of its fabric-based design.

Key Features:

  • Easy to enter/exit
    • CollarBATH’s shutter cover design allows a user to simply walk in/out of the bathtub, instead of stepping over a tub wall.
  • Mobility
    • CollarBATH is fully mobile and collapsible, easily moved into any part of the household, or easily transported by vehicle. It allows the user the freedom to take a bath anywhere, even by their bedside.
  • Installation Flexibility
    • As long as there is an electricity and water supply, CollarBATH can be installed there permanently. Without a water supply, internal/external water storage tanks can be used instead as a temporary measure.
  • Non-slip flooring
    • The internal floor of CollarBATH is covered with non-slip materials ensuring the user keeps a steady footing.
  • Built-in bath seat
    • As per bathing safety guidelines and in the standard style of hot tubs, CollarBATH’s internal structure includes a bath seat.
  • LED lighting
    • CollarBATH is installed with LED lighting to illuminate the interior of the bath device, improving visibility and safety during low light conditions.
  • Emergency features
    • Temperature limiting to prevent overly cold or hot water from being supplied.
    • Panic button/handle to swiftly empty the vestibule of water and release the drawbridge.
    • Wi-Fi-connected alert system to automatically ping family members/caregivers in case of emergency.
    • Infrared sensors at the entrance of the device for fall detection would trigger the same alert system.