The Hygiene Timer is a bathroom appliance designed to instil ritual and healthy standards into your daily life. Each aspect of this appliance turns itself from simple holder to timing device with the use of a servo and a limit switch. Using guidelines recognised by many health professionals each holder becomes unusable once the corresponding item is removed.
Once the toothbrush is removed the top half of the holder moves 90 degrees for two minutes. A standard time agreed on by many health professionals as the minimum amount of time needed to properly clean your teeth.
The same movement is added to the soap holder. Where the time recommended here is thirty seconds, this is also reflected in the time the soap holder remains misaligned.