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Patient invents system to heat the floor

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-04-03 15:29

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Because these patients are susceptible to temperature fluctuations, that can result in a spastic reaction, bend the leg in a snap and cause a heavy fall, so it can be dangerous to put a heater in the ground near the water outlets.

The inventor developed a system that heats the bathroom tile through the shower water.

In order to create this system he fixed a 5 cm diameter PVC pipe system, drilled the last hose with small holes and placed the shower head in the hose. Hot water heats the floor before the person takes a shower.

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Jean-François Haes, from Belgium, has Multiple Sclerosis. Temperature changes can cause the patient’s legs to bend and eventually fall. To solve this problem and help to prevent falls, Jean-François created a floor heating system for when he takes a shower.

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