Saturday, August 8, 2009

You're In Control (Urine Control)

In order to allow both men and women to participate in the demonstration, we created a customized game controller, consisting of a nylon belt, a formed acrylic pelvic plate, water bottles, tubing, and a flexible garden hose nozzle. The controller is worn around the waist and the bottles are gripped and squeezed to pressurize a stream of water
We mounted a urinal to a freestanding sheetrock partition, and affixed a flat-panel LCD screen to a frame above the urinal. Since the flush-valve was not functional, we routed sensor wires from the urinal basin through the chrome-plated plumbing fixtures to the circuit board and computer behind the wall.