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“Intelligent Bathroom” - Intelligent Decision for Health

  • Anna JaglarzEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 722)

Abstract

Contemporary lifestyle changes, improvement in quality of life and new user needs cause that the meaning of a home bathroom, among other housing spaces, is increasingly being emphasized not only as hygienic-sanitary place but also a space for leisure and healthcare function. The new idea of the bathroom is shaped within the context of a changing population profile, which is impacting on the number of people requiring health care. The demands on health-friendly aspects in the bathroom environment are increasing along with health awareness and increasing interest for wellbeing. For this reason, it is necessary to develop a bathroom of various purposes and different characteristics. The integration of smart home technology to support health of users turns out to be necessary to achieve this goal. The purpose of this study is to present the bathroom as a place for healthcare by applying intelligent technology systems, including Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, in a bathroom space. For this reason, it is necessary to define the concept of intelligent bathroom and to demonstrate its potential for smart technology. An important issue in the study is the recognition of the current needs of users in terms of health and well-being manifested in the interest in using IoT technology in the bathroom space.

Keywords

Bathroom Healthcare Well-being Intelligent technology Smart bathroom Smart devices Internet of Things (IoT) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ArchitectureWroclaw University of Science and TechnologyWroclawPoland

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