- Correlation between Androgen Receptor Expression and Immunohistochemistry Type as Prognistic Factors in a Cohort of Breast Cancer Patients: Result from a Single-Center, Cross Sectional Study, Under Review for publication in MDPI Journal Sensors
Authors: Irina Niță*,Cornelia Nițipir, Ștefania Andreea Toma, Alexandra Maria Limbău, Edvina Pîrvu, Ioana Anca Bădărău, Ioana Suciu, George Suciu
- Histological Aspects andQuantitative Assessment of Ki67 as Prognostic Factors in Breast CancerPatients: Result from a Single- Center, Cross Sectional Study, published in MDPI Journal Sensors,
Authors: Irina Niță, Cornelia Nițipir, Ștefania Andreea Toma, Alexandra Maria Limbău, Edvina Pîrvu, Ioana Anca Bădărău, Ioana Suciu, George Suciu
- Improvement of the quality of Smart Toilets; article accepted in SCIC 2020 Conference.
Authors: Cristina Balaceanu, George Suciu, Oana Orza , Sabina Bosoc
Abstract: The development of people in society is influenced by social and economic factors in everyday life, which is why any age group and type of people must be included in our environment and must be offered the independence necessary for a normal life. The focus is on the elderly and disabled people. For helping them, we offer smart toilets, so that they no longer have to worry about basic needs, feeling safe and free to visit places such as malls, hotels, cinemas and concerts. To achieve this goal, the quality of public spaces and the quality of public bathrooms should be improved. Using high technology, this paper aims to develop an intelligent toilet system, especially for the elderly and people with disabilities. In addition to all the benefits of this smart toilet, an air quality monitoring system can be included to start cleaning procedures. It has been shown that humidity, temperature, amount of water, VOC, O2 have a great impact on human health. The study began in the iToilet project, which developed a solution that led to a prototype for home use including the ability to adjust the position and height of the toilet and other auxiliary means using several different technologies. Moreover, it was necessary to develop this concept in public spaces, and the Toilet4Me2 project made this possible by exploring and implementing this concept. Furthermore, the Toilet4Me2 system includes an armrest, vertical adjustment mechanisms, tilting lift function and a shower unit, along with emergency identification and detection facilities, plus optional supplements. These facilities are dedicated to elderly and / or disabled users, either able to walk or in a wheelchair.
- Electric bidet
Another test point is in Romania, at the BEIA office, where a new stage of the Toilet4Me2 project has started. During this stage, an electric bidet coming to the aid of elderly users with the following functionalities was installed in the Beia headquarters:
•Water heating and pressure
•Air pump that makes a jet of aerated water
•The seat is heated
•Special child protection function
•Save settings for two users
A consortium of European partners with different expertises cooperated to reach the goals of Toilet For Me Too.
Start Date: March 2020
Duration: 36 Months,
2020 – 2023
Call: AAL JP 2019,
topic: “Sustainable Smart Solutions for Ageing well”
Coordinator: TU Wien, Institute 193, HCI Group (Austria)
Contact: Inst.193-05/HCI TU Wien
Imprint: Legal stuff
T4ME2 provides supportive, autonomy promoting, smart toilet solutions for living-well. It addresses ageing people and persons of all ages with impairments/disabilities (as well as their (in)formal caregivers) and their needs when using a toilet outside home in public or semi-public environments (e.g. in community centres, town halls, shopping malls, museums, theatres, hotels, leisure and sports areas etc.).
Current assistive sanitary components for the private home area do not meet the usability requirements of public high frequency multi-user environments, are not seamlessly integrated and lack required robustness and design.
Availability of suitable toilets outside home will empower and support more persons to go outdoors and to actively participate in the society without need for personal support on the toilet. Additionally it will bring up new market areas with important customers, e.g. for hotels offering state-of-the-art accessible and adaptable hotel rooms as USP in accessible tourism. T4ME2 is also contributing to Smart City initiatives and age-friendly environments implementation.