Activities of daily life still cause problems for many older and physically impaired people.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621674
Title:
Activities of daily life still cause problems for many older and physically impaired people.
Authors:
Sims, Ruth; Gyi, Diane E.; Marshall, Russell; Case, Keith
Abstract:
Activities of Daily Life (ADL) are those activities that are fundamental to maintaining independence. Without being able to do them, people can become dependent on others or simply not live their lives in the way that they would wish to. A survey of 50 older and disabled people found that surprising numbers were unable to fulfil the level of independence in ADL that they wished to. For all the advances in the recent age in technology and equipment design, these basic activities are still proving too difficult for a sizeable percentage of the older/disabled population. As the population ages, pressure will come to bear on designers to consider the needs of older/disabled people more fully, to meet the needs of the shifting market trends.
Affiliation:
Loughborough University
Citation:
SIMS, R. ... et al., 2012. Activities of daily life still cause problems for many older and physically impaired people. Design for All Institute of India, 7 (7), pp. 165 - 181.
Publisher:
Design For All Institute of India
Issue Date:
2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621674
Additional Links:
https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16184
Type:
Article
Appears in Collections:
Human Sciences Research Centre

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorSims, Ruthen
dc.contributor.authorGyi, Diane E.en
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Russellen
dc.contributor.authorCase, Keithen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-29T11:30:10Z-
dc.date.available2017-06-29T11:30:10Z-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationSIMS, R. ... et al., 2012. Activities of daily life still cause problems for many older and physically impaired people. Design for All Institute of India, 7 (7), pp. 165 - 181.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621674-
dc.description.abstractActivities of Daily Life (ADL) are those activities that are fundamental to maintaining independence. Without being able to do them, people can become dependent on others or simply not live their lives in the way that they would wish to. A survey of 50 older and disabled people found that surprising numbers were unable to fulfil the level of independence in ADL that they wished to. For all the advances in the recent age in technology and equipment design, these basic activities are still proving too difficult for a sizeable percentage of the older/disabled population. As the population ages, pressure will come to bear on designers to consider the needs of older/disabled people more fully, to meet the needs of the shifting market trends.en
dc.publisherDesign For All Institute of Indiaen
dc.relation.urlhttps://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/16184en
dc.titleActivities of daily life still cause problems for many older and physically impaired people.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentLoughborough Universityen
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