Yoshiko’s legs were failing because of arthritis and she was forced to wear heavy braces. She was unable to bend her legs and spent the day sitting on her bed. Twice a day, her daughter, a teaching nurse, would come home to carry her mother to the toilet. At the request of a rehabilitation hospital, we developed a “potty trolley” for her. She could stand in it beside her bed, be wheeled to the bathroom, and, at the push of a button, be seated on the toilet. Alternatively, it could be left at the toilet and she could shuffle herself to it and be seated by it with complete independence.