Grab Bars

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Optimal placement in bathrooms

Getting in and out of the bathtub is risky for older adults, especially if they are unsteady. Grab bars can be helpful, but where are the best locations to place them to provide the best support. We are in the process of understanding where the best locations for grab bars are and plan to have these findings including in the national building code. Below are a set of videos that show some of our recent data collection:

Unsteady person getting into the tub:

Unsteady person getting out of the tub:

Slip while getting into the tub:


Alison, Emily, Tilak and Geoff.