Abstract

Most of the elderly fall in their homes. As a result, the elderly may be socially, psychologically, fatally affected. Living spaces and the safety of residents are essential factors so that the elderly can lead an independent life. The purpose of this study was to develop a protective product for the elderly that will decrease the impact of falls and reduce injuries. Living alone, a slippery floor, a lack of exercise, spatial cognitive ability problems, dark environment or low vision, are the top five factors that showed the highest risk of falls. The results of this study is expected to be used for specific and various solutions to design a new product that will decrease falls. The resulting design is a new concept for a walker that can provide more stability and spatial flexibility.

Publication Date

5-2-2022

Document Type

Thesis

Student Type

Graduate

Degree Name

Industrial Design (MFA)

Department, Program, or Center

School of Design (CAD)

Advisor

Lorraine Justice

Advisor/Committee Member

Alex Lobos

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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