In 2015, Tord Are Meisterplass crashed on skis and the accident paralyzed him from his chest and down. The hardest challenge for him to overcome as a spinal cord injury patient was incontinence and the lack of bowel control. Basically this means he couldn’t use the toilet by himself any more.
Tord wasn’t ready to settle for a life dependent on nursing, so he came up with the idea that we today call Dignum™.
Dignum is an aid that provides the users with the freedom to perform hygienic tasks where and when they need, on their own. It can be used to perform tasks where you for some reason can’t reach or see yourself. Therefore, we call Dignum “the bathroom multi tool”.
No matter if the user experience reduced mobility because of spinal cord injury, MS, rheumatism, obesity, aging, CP, stroke or other reasons, we want Dignum to be helpful. We are accomplishing this by having a close dialog with our users, and usertesting of prototypes.
Dignum is currently available for short-term testing free of charge or to apply for your own through the Norwegian public welfare system, NAV Hjelpemiddelsentralen.