You Fall Down in the Bath So Much

How many times have you fallen down in the bath today? Seven? Eight? Let’s make it an even 5 times. Five times you’ve fallen down in the bath today. What’s to be done for those times you don’t get back up again? Haishan Deng has designed the door mechanism for you. It is called “Help Lock”. And it beeps so loud, you’ll probably get back up under your own power!

Here is the deal. The first time you activate the Help Lock doorknob, you program in a phone number and a time. This is the amount of time you get to be in the bathroom without the door going NUTS!

From the first time forward, each time you close the door and hit the “go” button, you have the alloted amount of time to use the toilet, shower, bath, or do whatever else – after that alloted amount of time, an alarm goes off!

The alarm sounds for 30 warning seconds (it’s quiet) during which you can still turn it off, followed by Loud Noises and a phone call to the programmed number.

With this knob, you will always be safe! And/or paranoid to madness.

Designer: Haishan Deng


  • MadCow says:

    wth! I would really like to see the research that justifies this specific product!

    predicament 1 (and i know this happens very often): you are taking a shit, it is taking longer than you expected.. or .. you fall asleep (old people).. or.. you really get caught up in reading a cool article.. or.. you are finishing up.. or.. one of the many things that you do on the toilet while you take a shit, then the door knob rings, its 5 feet away… what do you do?

  • MadCow says:

    predicament 2: when i have guests over i like to keep my bathroom door closed.

    predicament 3: i met this hot girl at the bar last night and we are taking a steamy shower in the morning only to have my bathroom door crashed down by the paramedics.

    • mongolianbrushfire says:

      you have to activate the device when you want the timer to start, it doesnt just start every time the door is closed

      • MadCow says:

        it says that “lock the door and time count down automatically start”… i don’t know about you but if i’m not living alone, i would lock the door every time i unload…

        That just made me think of another thing wrong about this device, if you are living alone (most likely when these accidents happen), you would probably not lock the door when you go do your duty.

  • zippyflounder says:

    a solution that dont address its stated problem. I put this in the same file as wearable guillotine and full body condom.

  • Glungoe says:

    this solution is ridic! the amount of false alarms alone would keep it off the market. unless you live in robot land, where there are NO ERRORS!!

  • Ian says:

    Guys, stop freaking out, this is just a concept. Just because it’s there doesn’t mean it applies to you. I think this would be a good idea for the elderly who have mobility issues, but maybe not for houses witholding average families.

    • zippyflounder says:

      kool so my wearable guillotine is a wacking good idea too….after all its “just a concept” LOL…happy new year.

  • Michael says:

    I can see this being useful, but only in the aged and medical care industry.
    Everyday usage or conventional home usage I doubt would need this kind of item or see it a s a benefit.

    Clear and concise, well designed, but a very specific marked.

  • Eric says:

    Nice idea, but the target customer for this is probably the elderly- whom don’t touch techie things to begin with very much… Even though it’s not techie at all to me (pretty basic) it might be to them!

  • Paul Vans says:

    Great idea, anything safety orientated like this is a brill product

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