Would a self-managed bedside commode be useful?
Years ago, my family, particularly my youngest sister, changed our lives so that my Mom could age at home. As a result of that experience, we figured out a way to power up the traditional bedside commode: we added a battery, a transfer board that also serves as a commode arm, and a way for the user to raise and lower the commode so that they can get themselves on and off.
I've been having a heck of a time getting home medical equipment companies to take this seriously. They want to see that there is a market.
The idea is that my Mom would have gotten herself on and off; we would still have had to empty the bucket, but we would not have had to always be there "just in case." She would have been happier with not being so dependent, and we would have welcomed the greater ability to schedule, rather than have to "be there." For example, my sister would not have had to hurry home from work every day, she would have been able to be more relaxed.
Would like to know what this community thinks? Is there a market for this type of product?