Redesign of a Railway Coach for Safe and Independent Travel of Elderly

  • Dipankar DebEmail author
  • Tirthankar Deb
  • Manish Sharma
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 748)


The elderly population have specific needs while venturing beyond their homes and traveling without an accompanying care provider. In this paper, we look at specific technological and ergonomic innovations required so as to make travel safe and comfortable for the elderly with some user-centered design modifications. Without loss of generality, we consider the redesign of a railway coach and propose alterations in the entry and suggest introduction of medical care desks and automated basic healthcare consoles. The coaches are also proposed to be equipped with advanced sensors to study and monitor any ailments (new or existing) through the evaluation of gait of the elderly passengers.


Technology for health care Usability Assisted travel Adaptive console interface 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Infrastructure Technology Research and ManagementAhmedabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of PharmacologyKalpana Chawla Government Medical CollegeKarnalIndia

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