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# 2015

Libue – The Toilet for Parkinson’s Patients and their Family Members

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"I designed this toilet for Parkinson's patients. It was inspired by my grandfather"

Libue is a redesigned toilet for Parkinson's patients and their family members that increases the independence of patients, reduces the burden for family members and provides a solution that can be easily integrated in existing homes without additional construction. Libue challenges the conventional design of toilets; it’s easily accessible for patients, while it’s functionality and flexibility also makes use by other family members.

Emily Tang

  • Emily Tang
    The Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design

    Emily is a product student from the School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Emily’s mother has always been a strong motivational figure, whom has inspired her to pursue problem solving with gender inequality in mind. From designing products truly for women’s needs, Emily has also found herself a new interest in the medical field for product design and has attempted to pursue this specific area for her final year project. She is eager to further venture into the world of human care and medical based products. For her bachelor’s degree graduation project, Emily along with her professor, Fred Han’s guidance has designed a toilet, called “Libue”, for Parkinson’s patients and their family members. This design has raised a lot of positive feedback in Hong Kong and was featured in many local newspapers such as South China Morning Post, Sing Tao Daily, and Oriental Daily etc. She also won the Hong Kong league of the James Dyson Award 2015.more

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