Challenges in the Design of Products for Elderly People

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Paetzold K, Wartzack S, Miehling J
Herausgeber: Lötzsch K, Wünsch A, Vajna S
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2013
Tagungsband: Proceedings of the 9th Workshop on Integrated Product Development
Seitenbereich: 13-21
ISBN: 978-3-941016-05-7
Sprache: Englisch


In recent years, there were significant changes in our society related to age structures and this will have an appreciable effect in the coming years. This demographic change is accompanied by an aging society, a challenge for all areas of our life. The engineering sciences can offer solutions, which support less for fundamental change in the situation, but certainly can mitigate the effects of these changes on the society. Using technical systems, we are able to preserve the quality of life, so that e.g. life in a familiar home environment is possible without additional support even in old age. The development of technological systems for this group of users is challenging as the elderly not only have very complex but also very individual requirements for products. This is due to their life experiences, socialisation as well as their age-and disease-related restrictions. Challenges that arise for product development are presented in this paper. Furthermore the benefits and ongoing research of utilising computer technology to support the development of products for elderly people are outlined. To stay competitive these days the virtual product development is continually promoted but in the context of products for seniors especially the virtual assessment of user-product interfaces has the potential to reveal, analyse and optimise cause-effect relationships, possibly not observable neglecting these emerging digital technologies.

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Miehling, Jörg
Lehrstuhl für Konstruktionstechnik
Wartzack, Sandro Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Konstruktionstechnik


Paetzold, K., Wartzack, S., & Miehling, J. (2013). Challenges in the Design of Products for Elderly People. In Lötzsch K, Wünsch A, Vajna S (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th Workshop on Integrated Product Development (pp. 13-21). Magdeburg, DE.

Paetzold, Kristin, Sandro Wartzack, and Jörg Miehling. "Challenges in the Design of Products for Elderly People." Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Integrated Product Development, Magdeburg Ed. Lötzsch K, Wünsch A, Vajna S, 2013. 13-21.


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