Inspired by the principle of seesaw, Flume Bathtub has been designed with tilted mechanism to help wheelchair-bound people easily move their body from the wheelchair into the bathtub. It’s a good design to enable wheelchair-bound people to get into bathtub independently without the need assistance from others.
User can tilt down this tub to a level at which he or she can take hold of the attached handles and transfer him or herself into the tub. There’s a seat built-in at the point of entry. As water fills the tub, it automatically balances out itself because the weight will be distributed evenly. As user drains the water, he or she can slowly tilt the Flume bathtub again to return to the wheelchair. Our only concern is that, user has to have strong hands to lift him or herself from and into the bathtub.
Designers : Kim Jung Su, Yoon Ji Soo and Kim Dong Hwan