Creative design of assistive products for the elderly

K.T. Lau, I. Gibson, C.Y. Chow

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of a competition aimed at linking the creative talents of students from Hong Kong schools and universities with the elderly community. Students were asked to design and develop products that may benefit the elderly by assisting them in their everyday tasks. The competition runs from year to year and this paper describes the general processes that take place in its organization and running. The paper also presents some interesting projects that have successfully gone through the competition, showing how the students addressed different problems of the elderly. The paper also highlights some important lessons learnt during the process and how the project may develop in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationi-CREATe 2007
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology in Conjunction with 1st Tan Tock Seng Hospital Neurorehabilitation Meeting
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherACM Publishing
Pages33-36
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781595938527
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology in Conjunction with 1st Tan Tock Seng Hospital Neurorehabilitation Meeting, i-CREATe 2007 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 23 Apr 200726 Apr 2007
Conference number: 1

Conference

Conference1st International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology in Conjunction with 1st Tan Tock Seng Hospital Neurorehabilitation Meeting, i-CREATe 2007
Abbreviated titlei-CREATe
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period23/04/0726/04/07

Keywords

  • Assistive devices
  • Design

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