The "Intelligent Bathroom"

Funding: EU-Project (Large Scale Integrated Project) (FP7) and internal research project
Project Runtime: January 2009 – December 2012 (48 months)
Project Budget IKS: 227.548 Euro (Total: 8,5 M. Euro)
Project Budget internal: 15.000 Euro

Within the scope of the project IKS an "intelligent bathroom" has been developed at the ISS chair in cooperation with several partners. The bathroom which has been developed as an Ubiquitous Information System (UIS) stands for the vision of interactive knowledge. The following videos, slide shows and posters present the prototype and provide an insight into the technical backgrounds.

Team for this project

  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy
  • Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (DFKI), Germany
  • Hochschule St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland
  • SRDC, Turkey
  • Saarland University (UdS), Germany


These videos can also be watched at the bottom of the page.

I-Bad 1

The intelligent bathroom merges enhanced content- and knowledge-management-technologies with developments coming from the field of "ambient intelligence" and the internet of things. Therefore a new designing method (SiDIS) for interactive, knowledge based environments has been developed (IKS WP2). Thus, an intelligent environment was created which is supported by interactive knowledge resting upon previously defined requirements (IKS WP4).

Slide Shows

I-Bad 2

Intelligent environments consist of different modules. The following posters show the technical backgrounds of the developed bathroom giving a technical description of the module (1), depicting the connection to the project IKS (2), as well as to the other modules (3).


Media Response

Sign Magazin

News in the Shower

WDR 5 - lebensArt

Re-thinking the bathroom

ARD - Ratgeber Heim+Garten (television report)

The smart bathroom (04.11.12)

ARD Hörfunk - Die Durchblicker (radio report)

The smart bathroom (25.06.2012)


Intelligent bathroom helps product designers to prevent errors in the development (27.04.2012)

Saarbrücken researchers develop the intelligent bathroom (24.04.2012)

University of Saarland ISS - Intelligent bathroom helps product designers (23.03.2012)