In 2014 as the lab was getting started, we helped out on a project investigating falls around bathrooms in the geriatric ward. To remedy confusion around toilet and showering rooms, especially in low light conditions, a set of 3D room markers were designed, prototyped and installed.
During a 10month trial, other wards who saw the installed set of prototypes signalled how suitable they would be for toilet and shower facilities hospital wide.
The unit was refined from a heat-bent acrylic triangle, to a power-coated aluminium design with fluorescent icons for visibility in low light. The design is ready to be ordered by the wards at Auckland DHB.