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Mango de ducha que reduce el riesgo de infección por enfermedad del legionario o fiebre de Pontiac

Resumen

Tipo:
Oferta Tecnológica
Referencia:
11 SE 67CJ 3N1P
Publicado:
16/09/2015
Caducidad:
15/09/2016
Resumen:
Una empresaria sueca ha desarrollado un mango de ducha con diversas funciones que mejora el entorno del cuarto de baño y ducha. La principal ventaja es la reducción del vapor en el aire y la disminución del riesgo de infección por enfermedad del legionario o fiebre de Pontiac. Este mango se utiliza como ayuda técnica y permite a discapacitados y ancianos ducharse sin la ayuda de otra persona. Se buscan socios que ofrezcan asistencia técnica para lanzar este producto a mercados internacionales.

Details

Tittle:
A shower handle that minimises the risk of infection from Legionnaire´s disease or Pontiac fever
Summary:
A Swedish woman entrepreneur has developed a shower handle with several useful functions that improves the bathroom and shower environment. The main advantage is the reduction of the mist in the air when turning on the shower which minimises the risk of infection from Legionnaire´s disease or Pontiac fever. It can be used as an aid to facilitate disabled and elderly people to shower alone. The inventor is looking for a partner for an international market introduction with technical assistance.
Description:
In stagnant water between +18°C and +45°C can Legionella bacteria that cause Legionary disease and Pontiac fever be formed. When turning on a shower there will always occur some mist, and it is in this mist the bacteria that are dangerous to inhale and may cause Legionnaire´s disease or Pontiac fever. It is mostly older people and those with reduced immune defence that has the highest risk of getting infected.

The entrepreneur has collected extensive knowledge in the area of infection risks related to these disease and is willing to share her findings.

The Swedish entrepreneur has designed a flush box where you put the shower handle before you turn on the shower and then leave it there while the first water and mist is being led towards the floor through a extensible hose. By flushing for a while (10-20s) before using the shower the stagnant water in the hose will be replaced with new fresh water. When flushing this old water away and letting the new water get into the hose the risk of getting infected with the legionary disease is significantly reduced.

Due to its ergonomic design it is also used as an aid to facilitate disabled and elderly people to shower alone. The fact that the water is directed in a jet towards the plughole instead of getting the floor of the bathtub or shower all wet brings more advantages to the invention, such as reduced risk of slipping when stepping into the shower and reduced risk of getting burned by the first hot water.

To clean and disinfect the flush box, the different parts can easily be dismantled and put in the dishwasher or cleaned with surface disinfection.



This product has been tested at hospitals in Sweden and is very appreciated by nursing staff.

CE-Marking:
Medical Products Agency in Sweden
Product class MD, class1

Mist reduction tested by:
SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden


Current and Potential Domain of Application: The shower handle and flush box can be used in many different bathroom environments e.g. hospitals, schools, sports centres, hotels, nursing homes.
Current and Potential Domain of Application
The shower handle and flush box can be used in many different bathroom environments e.g. hospitals, schools, sports centres, hotels, nursing homes.
Advantages and Innovations:

· The reduction of mist in the air (up to 86 %), which will reduce the risk of getting infected with Legionary disease or Pontiac fever

· It gives a better working and shower environment, due to its ergonomic design

· As an aid it can make it easier for all ages to shower alone without help

· Can save time for nursing staff

· Less risk for slipping in the shower. Before stepping into the shower the hose will lead the water directly towards the plughole instead of getting the floor of the shower or bathtub all wet

· Easy to attach to and remove from the wall. Can be mounted on the wall in wet-rooms with an adhesive tape, this removes the risk of mildew that can occur when screws are used in a wet room

· It is solid, durable, hygienic and withstands cleaning in dishwasher with disinfection
Stage of Development:
Field tested/evaluated
IPs:
Other
CommeR Statunts Regarding IPR Status:
Trademark registered

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
- Type of partner sought: Commercial partners for medical/health care

- Specific area of activity of the partner: health care, handicap aid

- Task to be performed by the partner sought: Acquire
technical assistance in the area of infection risks and how to install and use the product correctly. Propose ways for international market introduction.
Type of Partnership Considered:
Adaptation to specific needs
License Agreement
Testing of new applications

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME <= 10
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
No
Languages Spoken:
English
Swedish

Keywords

Technology Keywords:
03010 Aplicaciones y productos para el hogar
006001002 Care and Health Services
006001007 Diseases
06001021 Productos de un único uso y bienes de consumo
10001 Seguridad