La baignoire Assisto
By : Assisto
GRANDS PRIX DU DESIGN – 15e édition
Discipline : Product : Grand Winner
Categories : Industrial Design / Bathroom : Gold Certification
Assisto is a Québec-based company that cares about the well-being and comfort of its clientele, whose needs for dignity, autonomy, relaxation, and safety are addressed in the design of the Assisto bathtub with vertical door.
Manufactured in Saint-Hyacinthe, this ergonomically designed bathtub required major investments totaling over $3 million, and more than five years of research and development with a team of professionals, from engineers to occupational therapists, dedicated to creating the most adapted and innovative product possible. The bathtub’s lightweight (less than a pound) vertical door is equipped with the same sealing technology as an F-18 fighter jet, and the product is patented in Canada and the United States, and is patent pending in Europe and Japan.
Assisto aims to offer a product designed to make a positive difference in people's lives. The bathtub has unique features that make it the quintessential choice for an adapted bathroom and for providing increased autonomy and dignity for aging people and those with reduced mobility. It is also ideal for caregivers and homecare workers since its design lessens the need for excess movement and handling, thereby reducing their physical exertion and lowering the risk of work-related accidents. Similarly, for healthcare institutions, the Assisto bathtub offers safety, comfort, and dignity to patients, while easing the work of employees.
The safety and comfort resulting from its ergonomic design make the Assisto bathtub also perfectly suitable for people who want to continue living in their own homes for years to come. Its 19-inch height meet North American accessibility standards and facilitate getting in and out of the bathtub. In addition, since the user never has to stand up or step over a threshold, their risk of falling is greatly reduced. For maximum comfort and relaxation, the tub’s design allows for bathing in a horizontal position. Assisto’s high-flow valve fills the tub in as little as 3 minutes, and its patented quick drain empties it in under 15 seconds, thus minimizing the body’s exposure to cold air. Assisto’s touch-sensitive keypad is easy to use, and Comfort Options include chromatherapy, air jets, and a heated backrest.
Assisto is proud to reduce the ecological footprint of its activities and to obtain ECORESPONSIBLE Attestation - ECODESIGNED PRODUCT from the Council for Sustainable Industries.