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Modular Assistive Devices for Elderly People to Overcome Age-Related Problems

  • Swati SarkarEmail author
  • Amarendra Kumar Das
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 135)

Abstract

India has witnessed the rate of growth in the elderly over the past few years, and studies show that the elderly people are more prone to the various factors causing disability. Physical and sensory impairments are common issues with their advancing age. Due to inability in performing the daily activities, a major portion of the elderly population is dependent on family members or caregivers. Various studies show the tremendous enhancement in the physical and cognitive ability in the elderly with regularity in resistance and other exercise training. Although various facilities are already availed by many elderly people, these facilities are not fully extended to many other elderly from remote or rural part of India. Most of the designs attribute to the younger generation of the society providing fewer avenues to the elderly. Therefore, designing such equipment which can also be afforded by the rural elderly people is of utmost necessity.

Keywords

Elderly Assistive devices Modularity Training 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of DesignIIT GuwahatiGuwahatiIndia

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