Invention to make shower time easier for disabled

Graham and Lena Robilliard, of Elstree Road, Hemel Hempstead, have invented disability shower aid ShowerFlex.'(Patent Applied 1201712.5)
Graham and Lena Robilliard, of Elstree Road, Hemel Hempstead, have invented disability shower aid ShowerFlex.'(Patent Applied 1201712.5)

A husband and wife duo have created a shower adaption that they hope will make life easier for disabled people.

Graham – a former engineer at Rolls Royce – and Lena Robilliard, of Elstree Road, Hemel Hempstead, have been working on ShowerFlex for three years under their company Home Enablement Living Products (HELP).

It attaches to an existing showering unit, incorporates push button switches and operates via flexible hoses, which means older and disabled people can have an independent and safe hands-free shower.

Lena said “The flexible hoses direct the water accurately ensuring they stay warm and the carer, if needed, stays dry.”

“The constant warm water flow also stimulates the blood flow providing a therapeutic sensation.

“It can also keep the user’s hair dry.”

The gadget is not a permanent fixture and can be easily removed from the wall.

It costs £395, including postage and packaging. To find out more visit www.home-enablement.co.uk or call 07792 820525.

The British-made ShowerFlex can also be seen in action and purchased at Hertfordshire Action on Disability, The Woodside Centre, The Commons, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 4DD. For more information call 07792 820525.