Friday, June 4, 2010

Elderly Challenge - Observation 1

Walking difficulties
I observed that an elder had trouble walking and needed a caregiver to support her. I think we can help them to walk to their destination by supporting them and warning them of obstacles such as drains which are not covered. We can also reduce the risk of the elderly accidentally injuring themselves due to such obstacles by reducing the number of obstacles. This idea can be incorporated into the design of homes so they are more elderly-friendly.

1 comment:

  1. Please add in photographs of the obstacles that you are talking about.

    What are the obstacles? Please be more specific.