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January 2017

Look to the future: the way forward for bathrooms

Written by Nicole Horne
Technology and Trends, Bathroom Hygiene

Back to the Future took place in 2015 and 2001, A Space Odyssey was set 16 years’ ago, yet our present-day feels somewhat bland compared to these hyper-realities.

Our real-life hoverboards burst into flames at random, modern-day 3D technology gives half the population a headache, and space travel is still the preserve of professional astronauts.

Yet, while Siri is hardly as useful as HAL in Space Odyssey, the future of bathrooms is continuing to progress at an impressive rate.

Fresh scents

According to European Cleaning Journal, one American entrepreneur has created the Fresh Air Plus, a toilet seat which uses sensors to discreetly remove any nasty smells from your bathroom.

The seat’s inventor; Adam Payz said, “the goal of Fresh Air Plus is to remove unpleasant odours while the user is still in the bathroom, both improving the bathroom air during use and easing the user’s embarrassment that can sometimes follow.”

No-fuss checklist

Another helping hand in bathrooms is Optiqo’s new hygiene display, which simplifies and digitises the washroom checklist, allowing any attendant to fill in their details with ease, effectively eliminating paperwork.

These are only two new products, but they point towards a bright future in the bathrooms industry.

We’ve always looked to the future with our product range. But more than advancement, we care about quality, and we’ll always bring you the best service.

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Nicole Horne

Nicole Horne

Nicole is a Digital Marketing Executive at Rentokil Initial Hygiene in Johannesburg. A self-proclaimed germaphobe, her love for hygienic environments and curiosity of all things “beneath the surface” fuels her enthusiasm for writing about the impact of germs in the workplace. She is passionate about creating awareness and sharing her knowledge on the impact of good hygiene practices. Follow Nicole on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates on the the good, the bad and the germy.

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