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After Shower: Safety, Privacy, and Independence
Individuals with limited mobility and dexterity find it a challenge to towel dry. Contorting to reach their back and legs is frustrating, painful and a safety hazard. Those who submit to assistance, suffer the loss of privacy and dignity. Use the Tornado Body Dryer and dry in pleasure instead of pain!
Note: Because of the patented air flow design, wheelchair users find they do not have to rotate their chair around in the shower. The swirling air reaches all exposed body areas even when the chair remains stationary, drying both the person and the chair!
Attention Veterans: The Tornado Body Dryer has been approved by the VA for qualified veterans applying for Adapted Housing Grants. Call 949-481-7399 for more information.
Accessible Shower as seen on The Nate Berkus Show
Tornado Body Dryer in the News...
VA Hospital purchases the Tornado Body Dryer for a Vietnam-era veteran with ALS.
The Tornado Body Dryer was featured in an accessible home set up and videotaped at the Medtrade Show in Atlanta, GA in 2011. The shower with body dryer portion appears at the 8min., 35sec. mark in the video:
Following is a link to a newspaper article (including pictures) about the special shower that Trine University students engineered, designed and built. This incredible shower includes the Tornado Body Dryer.
Hank Esmond, Bluffton, Indiana: "As an upper body double amputee I could not shower and dry without help. The Tornado Body Dryer and specially-built shower have returned my independence and privacy."
The Tornado Body Dryer with Body Washing System -- Go to the Body Washing Systems tab if washing independently is currently difficult for you.
(Look closely, the Tornado Body Dryer is tucked into the back corner on the right.) The Tornado Body Dryer is listed on the Federal Government's AbleData database as an "Assistive Technology". The AbleData database is a listing of products, each of which has been examined by the U.S. Federal Government and thereafter listed as being of benefit as an “assistive technology” to individuals with applicable physical challenges; as a result, the gentle warm-air Tornado Body Dryers are often prescribed for these patients by their physician.
Body Dryer in an Accessible Shower..."Trying to help my mother in the shower (she is 98 and cannot stand for any length of time nor expend very much energy doing anything). Things have gone great. After washing her, I turn the dryer on low while I rinse her. After rinsing, I turn the dryer on high, close the door, and she sits there and enjoys her "spa". She hates to come out — it is so comfortable and relaxing for her."
An Occupational Therapist's personal body dryer
These two pictures show top and bottom of the Tornado Body Dryer in a shower owned by an individual with ALS. The shower enclosure is a pre-fabricated model as seen at many home stores. The dryer is installed in a non-corner wall because the corner walls contain built-in shelves. Notice that a block of wood was inserted between the dryer and the wall so that the dryer would clear the top edge of this particular shower enclosure. The block of wood was later painted so as to not be visible.
"I would urge anyone with any kind of upper body disability or mobility issue to consider a Tornado Body Dryer. Anyone who suffers from a neural degenerative disease can regain a great deal of independence from the Tornado Body Dryer."
Body Dryer next to Walk-In Tub
The Tornado Body Dryer will dry both you and your shower chair.