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Mobile Sink Unit / Washing at the bedside

Mobile Sink Unit

iF concept design award 2014

Mobile Sink Unit
Mobile Sink Unit
Mobile Sink Unit

iF concept design award 2014

It is our goal to improve hygiene at the bedside in hospitals and care homes for nurses as well as for patients. Washbowls have been used for washing for thousands of years and are still used today. We have accepted the challenge of transferring this approach to the 21st century by trying to improve hygiene and the effectiveness of washing at the bedside. We achieved this goal by designing a mobile sink unit containing all the sanitary products a nurse requires for 5 patients in one work shift.

"This work has not only demonstrated the true understanding of a nurse's tough tasks but also observed the core issues that need to be solved to escalate the efficiency. From process, logistic and user behavior, the designer has all well-organized with right technology. It's a great work not only at design level but also delivering the social care of helping people at what matter most to them."
Jury Statement

Receiving the IF Award is proof that our concept meets with wide acceptance and we are really happy with the results. It also gives us new motivation to tackle projects in the future. 

Winner Statement
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Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd

Hochschule für Gestaltung
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

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Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd

Hochschule für Gestaltung
Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

Alexander Abele, Matthias Morcinek

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