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CLEAN HOUSE

Kötter, Markus (2020) In Diploma work IDEM05 20201
Industrial Design
Abstract
Diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cau-
se of death in children under five years old,
and is responsible for killing around 525 000
children every year.

The spread of diseases is also a problem in our
western society. Thanks to our developed me-
dical infrastructure not to the extent as in de-
veloping countries. Nevertheless the amount
of work and school hours missed because of
preventable infections produce significant
costs.1

The single most (cost-) effective measure to
fight this problem is a proper handwashing
routine with soap. But just providing soap is
not enough as studies2 and my own research
have shown.

This master thesis explores the behaviour
around personal hygiene in the public. Why
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Diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cau-
se of death in children under five years old,
and is responsible for killing around 525 000
children every year.

The spread of diseases is also a problem in our
western society. Thanks to our developed me-
dical infrastructure not to the extent as in de-
veloping countries. Nevertheless the amount
of work and school hours missed because of
preventable infections produce significant
costs.1

The single most (cost-) effective measure to
fight this problem is a proper handwashing
routine with soap. But just providing soap is
not enough as studies2 and my own research
have shown.

This master thesis explores the behaviour
around personal hygiene in the public. Why
do many people avoid public bathrooms or
worse skip the required hygiene routine of
handwashing afterwards?

This project aims to investigate how the ex-
perience of the future bathroom could look
like to enhance usability and wellbeing and
thereby hygiene.
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1 Arbogast, James W. et al. “Impact of a Comprehensive Workplace
Hand Hygiene Program on Employer Health Care Insurance
Claims and Costs, Absenteeism, and Employee Perceptions and
Practices.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
58.6 (2016): e231–e240. PMC. Web. 26 May 2018.

2 Phillips, R.M., Vujcic, J., Boscoe, A. et al. Confl Health (2015) 9:39
https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-015-0065-2 (Less)
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author
Kötter, Markus
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Hygiene Equipment For Public Bathrooms
course
IDEM05 20201
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
publication/series
Diploma work
report number
ISRN: LUT-DVIDE/ EX--19/50450-SE
other publication id
ISRN
language
English
id
9006258
date added to LUP
2020-03-09 15:48:05
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2020-03-09 15:48:05
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  abstract     = {Diarrhoeal disease is the second leading cau-
se of death in children under five years old, 
and is responsible for killing around 525 000 
children every year.

The spread of diseases is also a problem in our 
western society. Thanks to our developed me-
dical infrastructure not to the extent as in de-
veloping countries. Nevertheless the amount 
of work and school hours missed because of 
preventable infections produce significant 
costs.1

The single most (cost-) effective measure to 
fight this problem is a proper handwashing 
routine with soap. But just providing soap is 
not enough as studies2 and my own research 
have shown.

This master thesis explores the behaviour 
around personal hygiene in the public. Why 
do many people avoid public bathrooms or 
worse skip the required hygiene routine of 
handwashing afterwards?

This project aims to investigate how the ex-
perience of the future bathroom could look 
like to enhance usability and wellbeing and 
thereby hygiene.
________________________________________________________________
1 Arbogast, James W. et al. “Impact of a Comprehensive Workplace 
Hand Hygiene Program on Employer Health Care Insurance 
Claims and Costs, Absenteeism, and Employee Perceptions and 
Practices.” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 
58.6 (2016): e231–e240. PMC. Web. 26 May 2018.

2 Phillips, R.M., Vujcic, J., Boscoe, A. et al. Confl Health (2015) 9:39
 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13031-015-0065-2},
  author       = {Kötter, Markus},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
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  title        = {CLEAN HOUSE},
  year         = {2020},
}