Tackling Ageing Continence through Theory Tools and Technology TACT3

Lead Research Organisation: Brunel University
Department Name: Institute for Bioengineering

Abstract

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Publications

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Title Toilet talk 
Description Commissioned by the Women's Design Service, this film looks at why the needs of women are not met when it comes to public toilets: accessibility, provision, hygiene, design and space are some of the issues faced by women when they need to spend a penny whilst out and about. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2011 
URL http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62n5ANpFwTw
 
Description One major difficulty for people prone to incontinence was access to suitable toilet facilities. Cleanliness, functionality and improved technology were all seen as key aspects of good toilet provision. Toilets are currently provided by local authorities, as part of the transport infrastructure (in bus and railway stations), and in cafes, pubs and restaurants. Maintaining these facilities at a high enough standard and making sure that they are not misused can be difficult. Moreover, information about publicly accessible toilets was often missing, difficult to find or out of date. Two major outputs addressed this finding was the first is a citizen-driven website named the Great British Public Toilet Map that aims to encourage local authorities to improve access, including details about availability and opening times. It also aims to involve local communities in decisions that affect their public toilets (http://greatbritishpublictoiletmap.rca.ac.uk).. The second is a publication, an Inclusive Design Guide to Publicly Accessible Toilets, containing case studies and outlining location-specific problems and potential solutions.

The research also examined the quality of continence services. Older people identified as important the accessibility of continence services, their relationship with professional staff and how far the impact of incontinence on everyday life was reduced. Professionals identified as important patient education, a welcoming environment and involving patients in decision-making. Continence service managers also emphasised referral pathways, patient assessment regardless of age, individual assessment and investment in service capacity. Ageist beliefs and attitudes about incontinence still needed to be addressed as well as collaboration with other services.
Two kinds of assistive devices were developed through the research project: smart underwear that could detect leakage early and a colour change odour detector. The smart underwear was effective and welcomed by clinical evaluation participants but further developments will be necessary during the commercialisation process. The odour detector was thought to be a very good idea by clinical participants but it was difficult to prove efficacy in real life situations because we couldn't ask clinical participants to invite people to sniff them and tell them whether urine odour was present.
Exploitation Route Commercialisation of the assistive technology devices
Maintenance and further population of the Great British toilet map
Implementing suggested improvements in continence services
Sectors Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Healthcare

URL http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~tact3/index.php
 
Description We are working with a care provider and a small asssitive technology company to develop our Smart underwear for nighttime use for people with disabilities. The company, Alert-it, are launching the Smart pants product at the care home exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham 25-26th April 2018 (http://www.carehomeexpo.co.uk/visit/) A press release will be promoted in the next few weeks The Great British Public Toilet Map is the largest database of publicly-accessible toilets in the UK, listing 11359 facilities to date. This online resource helps people to find toilets immediately and to plan ahead for journeys where access to toilets is imperative. The user-centred design research was undertaken by Dr Jo-Anne Bichard and Gail Ramster at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, within the TACT3 project. Working with over 100 users and providers, the team identified that lack of information on toilet provision presented the biggest barrier to access. The project campaigned for local councils to publish open-data, leading to a change in Ordnance Survey policy, a national open data standard for public toilets and inclusion in an incentive scheme through which 89 councils have published public-toilet open-data. With 100,000 users recorded to date the website has also been included in patient information in a number of hospitals and charities. There have been 8387 edits via the crowd-sourcing interface including nearly 2000 new toilets added. The GBPTM incorporates a campaign tool for users to request that local councils make public toilet open-data available. Although councils were encouraged to publish open data, they did not know what types of information were of use to the public. Initially only one council was already providing open data on public toilets. The project began requesting open data from councils, increasing the number of datasets from 1 to over 20 by 2012. All 406 local authorities in the UK were contacted and asked to provide open data of their public and/or community toilet provision. Over 300 Freedom of Information requests were sent with over a 50% response rate. We submitted a case to data.gov.uk for publishing public toilet open data and for removing the Ordnance Survey licence restrictions on public toilet locations that was stopping more councils from publishing open data. The request was pursued by the Open Data User Group (ODUG) and by the Local Government Association, supported by individual councils, which resulted in Ordnance Survey changing their national policy by making public toilet locations exempt from derived data licence restrictions in September 2014. The Local Government Association then selected public toilets to be one of the 3 themes for their Local Open Data Incentive Scheme, funded by the Release of Data Fund and approved by ODUG. This resulted in 1) the first national standard for public toilet open data developed in consultation with the researchers using key elements of the research and 2) inclusion in a new financial incentive scheme offering £1000 for any council that developed data to the standard. This user-centred design research was undertaken by Dr Jo-Anne Bichard and Gail Ramster at the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design. These researchers have now set up a spin out company, "Public Convenience" to develop the website further and produce an App. Our Canadian Linked ICAC project produced an evidence based continence promotion intervention that has been adopted by Glasgow's continence service as a first step in treating women reffered to them. This has led to a significant reduction in the prescription of absorbent products.
First Year Of Impact 2010
Sector Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Healthcare,Other
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Behavioural Intervention groups
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Our TACT3 Linked project developed an evidence-based continence promotion workshop for community dwelling older women. This workshop was used to transform continence services in Glasgow. Women referred to the bladder and bowel service are now triaged initially and those who would have been placed on the waiting list are now referred to attend a one hour Behavioural intervention Group (BIG) continence promotion workshop. 87% of attendees reported that that had been encouraged to make changes to improve bladder symptoms. Waiting times have been reduced, attendance rates have increased and the costs to the service of prescription containment produces has reduce enormously. This has allowed the Glasgow continence service to reduce its overspend from £800,000 to £90,000. Both patient and staff satisfaction has increased.
 
Description Citation in Promising Practice for the National Seniors Council Report on Social Isolation (Canada)
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The Great British Public Toilet Map is being cited by a report to the Canadian Government. Promising Practice for the National Seniors Council Report on Social Isolation has identified the service the map gives as an important element in giving older people the confidence to leave their homes and socialise in confidence knowing toilet provision can be accessed, and thus a resource to challenge social isolation and loneliness, a major health concern on par with obesity and smoking (Mental Health Foundation, 2014).
 
Description Development of standard for open data collection
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Following a request from Gail Ramster for open data on public toilets, the Open Data User Group selected this provision as one of three to be requested of councils, along with planning and licensing of premises. The Local Government Association have, in consultation with Gail Ramster, developed a standard for toilet data and offer up to £7K to Local Authorities in exchange for these 3 datasets. Already 16 datasets have been published with dozens more in the application process. Ordnance Survey have also just changed their policy and now allow councils to publish their toilet location data, removing a huge barrier in this field. These two facts mean there will be a substantial increase in local government open data that TGBPTM is both expected and well position to respond to, should funding continue. http://schemas.opendata.esd.org.uk/PublicToilets
 
Guideline Title For Your Convenience
Description Patient information
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Citation in clinical guidelines
Impact Charing Cross Hospital has included details of The Great British Public Toilet Map in resource for bowel cancer out patients.
 
Description Summary of Impact
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
 
Description Summary of Impact
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact A web-based information resource that uses 'Open Data' that local authorities are obliged to provide about their services. The Map is being developed with data from the London area and this information, will be automatically updated by the site, which trawls the relevant authorities websites for appropriate new data. The Map functions not only as an information based website but also a public participation tool that encourages wider citizen engagement with public services. The Great British Public Toilet Map can be accessed through http://greatbritishpublictoiletmap.rca.ac.uk/
 
Description membership of British Standards Institute review committee BS6465 BS8300
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Brunel community research fair
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2010 
End 04/2010
 
Description Brunel community research fair
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2010 
End 04/2010
 
Description CACTUS-D
Amount £137,987 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/K010921/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2013 
End 04/2016
 
Description Improving continence across continents
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Educational Grant 
Organisation Astellas Pharma 
Sector Private
Country Japan
Start 08/2011 
End 03/2012
 
Description Nominet Trust
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Nominet Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2014 
End 10/2014
 
Description Robust accessible toilets : a site for inclusive design out crime
Amount £12,126 (GBP)
Funding ID RES-193-25-0006 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2011 
End 07/2011
 
Description Robust accessible toilets : a site for inclusive design out crime
Amount £12,126 (GBP)
Funding ID RES-193-25-0006 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2011 
End 07/2011
 
Description Summer Showcase
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Open Data Institute 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 11/2016
 
Title The Great British Public Toilet map 
Description The Great British Public Toilet Map (TGBPTM) is a website to help people find toilets, and the largest database of publicly-accessible toilets in the UK. Its aim is to create a national open dataset. The concept and pilot site was developed as an output from the TACT3 research project to improve access to public toilets for people of all ages, in response to the complexity of both today's public toilet provision and individual needs. The lack of such a resource meant existing maps, websites and apps were inaccurate, out-of-date and incomplete. We successfully won further funding from Nominet Trust in 2013 to further develop the website. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The research team identified government open-data initiatives as an opportunity to transform public toilet information, through engaging with local councils. Although councils were encouraged to publish open data, they did not know what types of information were of use to the public. TGBPTM has frequently been recognised by open data initiatives as it presents a people-centred application for open data to address a genuine social need. We included toilet data from the OpenStreetMap project, collected data from council websites and through 296 Freedom of Information requests (covering 83% of 406 relevant councils), and developed a crowd-sourcing interface so that individuals could add and edit toilet information themselves. We've sustained engagement from 10% of councils including officers adding or editing data on TGBPTM. Several councils provide a link to TGBPTM on their own website. We submitted a case to data.gov.uk to publish public toilet open data and remove the Ordnance Survey licence restrictions on public toilet locations that impinged councils from publishing open data. Our request was pursued by the Open Data User Group (ODUG) and the Local Government Association (LGA), supported by individual councils, bringing about change to Ordnance Survey's national policy by making public toilet locations exempt from derived data licence restrictions in September 2014. The raised profiles of public toilets, through TGBPTM lead to provision becoming one of 3 themes for a Local Open Data Incentive Scheme. This resulted in the first national standard for open data on public toilets developed with our input and using key elements of the research. 89 councils to date have published open data to the standard, each receiving £1000. Overall the number of councils publishing public toilet open data has increased from 1 in 2010 to over 100 today either in response to our direct requests or indirectly through the incentive scheme. The website has recorded 117561 unique users since it launched on World Toilet Day 2014. There have been 2930 edits via the crowd-sourcing interface including nearly 1000 toilets added by the public. Our press release led to articles in The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Mirror, BT.com and local news sites. Support from Crohn's and Colitis UK has emphasised how many people rely on toilet access to leave home and the importance of resources like TGBPTM. The charity's website had thousands of page views on World Toilet Day and TGBPTM receives 13% of its referred traffic from Crohnsandcolitis.org.uk. We are developing this mutually beneficial relationship through a proposal for a multi-charity consortium to: develop the map, launch an app, improve the database and ensure the project's sustainability. Our social media accounts enable further media contact, including an interview on BBC Radio 2 in January 2016. 
URL http://greatbritishpublictoiletmap.rca.ac.uk/
 
Description Continence matters event 
Organisation KT-EQUAL
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Eleanor van den Heuvel, Principal Investigator of TACT3 Project in collaboration with KT-Equal organised the Continence Matters Event in December 2010. The workshop, which covered issues relating to both urinary and faecal incontinence, provided both a backward and forward look at the role of technology in supporting those who suffer incontinence. As well as presenting scientific and technological developments which have considerable potential for improving on current solutions, there were important reassurances about technology-based improvements which will be available in the shorter term. The event was funded by Brunel Institute of Ageing Studies and organised by KT-Equal and Brunel Institute for Bioengineering.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Development and validation of a questionnaire to measure the psychosocial impact of assistive technologies for continence in elderly individuals 
Organisation Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Canadian linked project funded under Canada-UK Aging Initiative by the Canadian Institute of Health research$225,000 (CAN). This 3 year project employed a post doctoral student Kenneth Southall to investigate outcome measurements for incontinence treatments and technologies with a particular emphasis on stigma.
 
Description Development and validation of a questionnaire to measure the psychosocial impact of assistive technologies for continence in elderly individuals 
Organisation University of Ottawa
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Canadian linked project funded under Canada-UK Aging Initiative by the Canadian Institute of Health research$225,000 (CAN). This 3 year project employed a post doctoral student Kenneth Southall to investigate outcome measurements for incontinence treatments and technologies with a particular emphasis on stigma.
Start Year 2009
 
Description Improving Continence across Continents 
Organisation University of Montreal
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Canadian linked project funded under Canada-UK Aging Initiative by the Canadian Institute of Health research$225,000 (CAN). This project employed a post doctoral student Rona Agnew to conduct a randomised controlled trial of coninence promotion interventions among community dwelling older women.
Start Year 2010
 
Description Incubation of GBPTM with Innovation RCA 
Organisation Royal College of Art
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution A collaborative agreement has begun with Innovation RCA to incubate the Great British Public Toilet Map (also in partnership with long term collaborators Neon Tribe) to develop the key data held by the map into a smart phone application. This partnership shall also he[p explore data licensing opportunities.
Collaborator Contribution Partners Innovation RCA will hold 20% of our company Public Convenience in return they will provide access to social enterprise networks and possible investors.
Impact The collaboration was finalised in the forst week of March 2017, but we are confident we will have released the smart phone application by the end of the year.
Start Year 2017
 
Description This Way Out: Dementia signage for toilets 
Organisation Swansea University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We have outlined a reseach paper which we will be submitting for peer review and then will begin a research outline to be submitted to AHRC. Our specific contribution has focusd on design research eveidence in this area.
Collaborator Contribution patners have specifically contributed to dementia and gerontology expertise in the area.
Impact "This way out: Dementia-friendly signs in Public Toilets" draft research paper
Start Year 2016
 
Title We have a design registration 
Description Smart underwear that detects leakage from a continence pad 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2011
Licensed No
Impact Exploring development of the product with a commercial company
 
Title The Great British Public Toilet Map 
Description The Great British Public Toilet map now holds the largest database (10,000+) of Publicly Accessible Toilets available throughout the UK. The website provides location and access details of toilets and gives users the opportuniyt to comment, rate, add or delete toilet provision. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2011 
Impact The Great British Public Toilet map has been cited in Canadian reports togovernment, included in patient information literature and the influence the standardisation of open data collection for local authorities. 
URL http://greatbritishpublictoiletmap.rca.ac.uk/
 
Company Name Public Convenience 
Description Public Convenience is developing The Great British Public Toilet App. This will be a location-based smartphone application that collects, shares and creates open data generated thorugh The Great british Public Toilet Map to help people find public toilets. 
Year Established 2016 
Impact Have applied for ODINE EU funding for further development
Website http://greatbritishpublictoiletmap.rca.ac.uk/
 
Description 'Continence matters' : report on Brunel Institute for Ageing Studies and KT-Equal workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Article published in the January 2011 Issue of the Generations Review-The Newsletter of the British Society of Gerontology is published by the Society four times a year.

Interest generated in the gerontology field
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.britishgerontology.org/DB/gr-editions-2/generations-review/continence-matters-report-on-b...
 
Description Caught short : London's public toilet shortage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Many travel guide books on London will tell you that if you are a tourist walking through the UK's capital, there is something sorely lacking.

Radio interview with BBC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/news/2009/03/090320_toilets_wup_sl.shtml
 
Description Caught short on the stressful streets 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Conducted a workshop on toilet provision with Kilburn Older Voices Exchange (KOVE)

Interst generated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Design innovation for ageing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A presentation given at the Gulbenkien Foundation, Lisbon Portugal, for the Royal Society of the Arts (RSA) Action for Age project.

Generated interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Desperate need for public loos 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Letter to The Independent Newspaper

The Independent
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/letters/letters-arctic-sea-ice-2212525.html
 
Description Drivetime with Eddie Nestor 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Live phone interview for BBC London 94.9FM about how easy it is to find a toilet in London, our research and the Great British Public Toilet Map.

Generated interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description How to read a toilet 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A two hour workshop conducted for Design Age Research Exchange at Tsingua University Beijing, China

Lots of interest generated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Incontinence and a malodour detection device to assist pad users 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC interview, Points West 28/2//2012, http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006pft9 Prof Norman Ratcliffe interviewed by BBC Points West on incontinence and a malodour detection device to assist pad userss.

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006pft9
 
Description Introduce TACT3 - feedback from OPRG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Supporters
Results and Impact NDA OPRG Consultation

Most important impact was a change in research methods in response to the ORPG groups feedback about the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Issue 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quarterly Newsletter of the TACT3 Project

Great way of keeping in touch with participants and supporters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~tact3/Objects/Newsletter%20Issue%2001.pdf
 
Description Issue 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quarterly Newsletter of the TACT3 Project

Great way of keeping in touch with participants and supporters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~tact3/Objects/Newsletter%20Issue%2002.pdf
 
Description Issue 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quarterly Newsletter of the TACT3 Project

Great way of keeping in touch with participants and supporters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~tact3/Objects/Newsletter%20Issue%2003.pdf
 
Description Issue 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quarterly Newsletter of the TACT3 Project

Great way of keeping in touch with participants and supporters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~tact3/Objects/Newsletter%20Issue%2004.pdf
 
Description Issue 5 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quarterly Newsletter of the TACT3 Project

Great way of keeping in touch with participants and supporters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~tact3/Objects/Newsletter%20Issue%2005.pdf
 
Description Issue 6 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quarterly Newsletter of the TACT3 Project

Great way of keeping in touch with participants and supporters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~tact3/Objects/Newsletter%20Issue%2006.pdf
 
Description Issue 7 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quarterly Newsletter of the TACT3 Project

Great way of keeping in touch with participants and supporters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~tact3/Objects/Newsletter%20Issue%2003.pdf
 
Description Issue 8 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Quarterly Newsletter of the TACT3 Project

Great way of keeping in touch with participants and supporters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~tact3/Objects/TACT3%20Newsletter%20Issue%2008.pdf
 
Description Issue 9 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact TACT3 newsletter, the quarterly newsletter of the TACT3 Project

Great way of keeping in touch with participants and supporters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.brunel.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/159501/TACT3-Newsletter-Issue-09.pdf
 
Description Keeping connected design challenge 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A presentation given to students of Fulham Cross Girls School at the Design Council.

Generated interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Making open data real : a public consultation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Advisor Service to Cabinet Office Consultation

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Measuring the psychosocial impact of continence management technologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Article published in Generations Review, an open access, quarterly newsletter of the British Society of Gerontology.



This article gives a progress report on a project entitled "Development and Validation of a Questionnaire to Measure the Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Technologies for Continence in Elderly Individuals", funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR; Grant CUK 94353). The project is being done in collaboration with New Dynamics of Ageing Phase 2 CRP - Full Phase entitled, "Tackling Ageing Continence through Theory, Tools and Technology TACT3" (Principal Investigator: Eleanor van den Heuvel, Brunel University).

Generate interest in the field of gerontology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.britishgerontology.org/DB/gr-editions-2/generations-review/measuring-the-psychosocial-imp...
 
Description Methods lab 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact A presentation given to students of RCA Methods Lab using TACT WP2 as an example.

Generated interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Out of Order: the problems with public toilets for older people 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This presentation was recorded in 2011 and is currently available online to be viewed by anyone with an interest

Publicises this important work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.hhc.rca.ac.uk/3994-4023/all/1/Out-of-Order.aspx
 
Description Out of order : the problem with public toilets for older people 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Presentation at the Research Associates 2011 Symposium

Interest generated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Out of order : work-in-progress 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A presentation given at the RCA Helen Hamlyn Centre Work in Progress Seminar

Good Questions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Pecha Kucha 20x20 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Pecha Kucha 20x20 brings speakers together to present thier work or subjects that interest them. This presentation is given on International Women's Day and introduces the spatial discrepency in the design of publicly accessible toilets in the UK. It is open to members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.pechakucha.org/cities/bexhill-on-sea/events/5671b6de73a7595c8b000003
 
Description Provision for London 2012 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Advisor service to the Olympic Delivery Authority

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Public Toilets Where to Go 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Front page link to the Great British Public Toilet Map on The Guardian On-line 19 August 2013

direct link to Great British Public Toilet Map web resource produced as part of the TACT3 project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Public toilets 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Part of University College London's Public engagement initiative through comedy club Bright Club

Generated interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Public toilets in London : call for evidence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Advisor Service for the London Assembly Call for Evidence

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Spoken word event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I gave two talks on toilet design and provision to members of the public as a contributor to a regional (Eastbourne - Nov 17 and St Leonards on Sea - Jul 17) cabaret event
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://bavardbar.co.uk/past-bavards/
 
Description TACT3 : challenging environmental barriers to continence 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Article published in the January 2011 Issue of the Generations Review-The Newsletter of the British Society of Gerontology is published by the Society four times a year.

Generate interest in the field of gerontology
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://www.britishgerontology.org/DB/gr-editions-2/generations-review/tact3-challenging-environmenta...
 
Description Tackling ageing continence through theory, tools and technology (TACT3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Making the most of the potential of Assistive Technology Workshop

Generated a lot of interest in AT generally and the TACT3 developments in particular
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://www.sparc.ac.uk/workshops/2009-09-17-making-the-most-of-at/programme.asp
 
Description Tackling ageing continence through theory, tools and technology (TACT3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dalarna Centre for Social Services Development Council Meeting

Interest generated
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://people.brunel.ac.uk/~tact3/dissemination.php
 
Description Tackling ageing continence through theory, tools and technology (TACT3) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research or patient groups
Results and Impact Paper given at the 62nd Gerontological Society of America annual scientific meeting 2009 in Atlanta, GA

Section not completed
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
 
Description The Great British public toilet map 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation given to the judging panel at the finals of TSO Open.Up Competition.

Generated interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description The role of older people in designing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A lecture given at the KT Equal seminar: Empowering older people to be active researchers, thought- leaders and influencers.

Generated interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description The weakest link : mobility and public amenities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Science of Age-Supportive Built Environments

Generated interest
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://www.sparc.ac.uk/workshops/2010-03-08-age-supportive-built-environments/programme.asp
 
Description Urinary incontinence : past, present, future 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Continence Matters Workshop- 13 December 2010

Nine different speakers talk on various continence matters which generated a lot of interst and discussion particularly among the public audience



Developed and submitted a multidisciplinary research proposal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
URL http://kt-equal.org.uk/calendar/58/6-Continence-Matters
 
Description Volume 2, issue 1 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Winter 2009 issue of 'The Toilet Paper' newsletter

Great way of keeping in touch with participants and supporters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2009
URL http://gailknight.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/toiletpapervol2issue1.pdf
 
Description Volume 2, issue 2 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Spring 2011 issue of 'The Toilet Paper' newsletter

Great way of keeping in touch with participants and supporters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://gailknight.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/toiletpapervol2issue2-v3.pdf
 
Description Volume 2, issue 3 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Autumn 2011 issue of 'The Toilet Paper' newsletter

Great way of keeping in touch with participants and supporters
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL http://gailknight.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/gail-toiletpapervol2issue37.pdf