Designed in collaboration with multiple Occupational Therapists/Physiotherapists/Carers and many actual users. Aucuro undertook a long 3-year journey to refine the Aucuro Dynamic Shower Holder from a concept to a fully refined commercial product designed for mass production. Initial research into showering environments was conducted to find the optimal level of adjustability taking into consideration different shower layouts and Australian standards specifically around grab rail and shower chair positioning.
Prototypes were used to assess usability and ergonomics leading to various changes to the design to enable simplicity of use to ensure the product can be used by a wide range of users with varying levels of disability. The success of the design was determined through user trials and feedback. Users found that prior to using the Aucuro Dynamic Shower Holder showering was described as tedious and tiring and after using the device transformed the showering process into a relaxing activity they looked forward to.
Geni has been using the device for the last 2 years as one of the original people involved in user trials and in the development of the device, she has the use of one arm and is a wheelchair user and this is her review of the product: 'I have found the Aucuro Dynamic Shower Holder to be user friendly, quite enjoyable and all round a perfect showering experience'