The Accessible Shower Unit cum Soaking Bath Device

JetBATH is a portable shower unit that also doubles as a soaking bath device. Essentially a side-grade of the PlaxiBATH model, JetBATH shares many of the same features. Uniquely, however, in addition to a showerhead, JetBATH is equipped with built-in jet nozzles that cover the interior of the bathing device for showering instead of directly filling up the unit as a bath.

A sitting position removes the risk of falling, whilst the surrounding streams of water and auto-soaping allow the user a shower without excess movement. If a user wishes, instead of draining the shower water immediately, the JetBATH can retain the water in the unit, converting it to a soaking bath.

Like the PlaxiBATH, JetBATH allows the user to walk directly into the bathtub and sit comfortably on a bath chair. Once the user is seated comfortably inside, the drawbridge front cover will retract to close the opening, forming a watertight seal. By activating a switch, the user can enable either warm or cold water to begin spraying from the showerhead/jet nozzles.

Key Features:

  • Easy to enter/exit
    • JetBATH’s drawbridge design allows a user to simply walk in/out of the bathtub, instead of stepping over a tub wall.
  • Mobility
    • JetBATH is fully mobile and can be moved into any part of the household or easily transported by vehicle. It allows the user the freedom to take a shower anywhere, even by their bedside.
  • Installation Flexibility
    • As long as there is an electricity and water supply, JetBATH 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 base of the drawbridge cover and the internal floor of JetBATH is covered with non-slip materials ensuring the user keeps a steady footing.
  • Built-in bath seat
    • As per bathing safety guidelines, JetBATH’s internal structure is molded to include a bath seat, improving safety during the bathing process.
  • LED lighting
    • JetBATH 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.

Water Storage Containers

In the event that the device has to be carted to a place where there is no water outlet, the water storage container which is located at the back of the device can be pre-filled before the device is relocated. Alternatively, if a user would prefer having more water on hand, they can fill up a few external water storage containers which are designed to click on to the side of the bath device, available as an optional peripheral.

To ease maintenance of the bathing unit, external water storage containers are easily replaceable with standalone parts.

Green Considerations

JetBATH is designed to be environmentally friendly by reducing water usage and wastage. Outfitted with an efficient membrane water filter that can clean and filter used bathwater, this allows the same water to be reused several times if needed—such as in the event of a water rationing—without sacrificing hygiene. In order to make it more convenient for users, JetBATH also comes with a self-cleaning function whereby liquid detergent (produced from an eco-friendly antibacterial essential oil) will spray out from small nozzles within the tub wall interior.

Furthermore, JetBATH’s inbuilt water storage tank requires as little as 15 litres of water for a refreshing shower (30 litres to fill the unit for a soaking bath). Overall, the combination of the water recycling system and the low volume of water required to operate contribute to reduced water usage, keeping water bills low and wastage to a minimum.