The Mobile Walk-in Bathtub
Water Storage Containers
PlaxiLINK & PlaxiSUIT
To enable a user who is not able to walk by themselves to the bath device, PlaxiBATH can be equipped with PlaxiLINK, a ceiling-mounted rail attached to a cater-made bathing safety suit called PlaxiSUIT. These apparatus are designed as personal fall arrest systems to prevent the user from falling while walking to the bath device, meant to assist those who need the added support due to poor mobility.
PlaxiLINK functions as a self-retracting lifeline that is designed to automatically limit the free fall distance of the user to 1ft (30.5cm) or less and is capable of sustaining a minimum tensile load of 100 – 150kg in a fully extended position. PlaxiLINK was designed to mimic the functionality of overhead track & harness systems prominently used in physical therapy and rehabilitation, but cater-made for a bathroom environment.
Once the user is attached to the PlaxiLINK, they can walk with ease to and from the bath device or any other part of the bathroom without fear. As an added benefit being entirely installed along a ceiling track, PlaxiLINK takes up no floor space, ensuring no clutter in the bathroom.
PlaxiSUIT is unique as a bathroom safety harness, as it is connected to the PlaxiLINK ceiling track, instead of being attached to any one bathroom appliance which allows for free movement.
Catered for use in a bathroom environment, the harness straps utilize a form of specially treated antimicrobial polyester webbing for protection against bacterial & fungal infections due to direct contact with exposed skin. Paramount to safety, the harness is also covered with a polyurethane coating to repel water and reduce abrasion, preventing deterioration of the device.
To ease maintenance of the bathing unit, parts connected to the main body of the PlaxiBATH such as the “T Bar” or external water storage containers are easily replaceable with standalone parts.
PlaxiBATH 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. To make it more convenient for users, PlaxiBATH 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, PlaxiBATH’s inbuilt water storage tank requires as little as 30 litres of water for a refreshing 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.