Redesign of the Walking Stick for the Elderly Using Design Thinking in the Indian Context

  • Shivangi Pande
  • Akshay Kenjale
  • Aditya Mathur
  • P. Daniel Akhil Kumar
  • Biswajeet MukherjeeEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


This paper addresses the walking stick issues with the target demographic being Indian elderly. The study includes an understanding of the various types of walking aids, the requirements of the target demographic, and the duration of usage of pertaining walking aid by them. Methodologies both existing and constructed were deployed to further understand the root level needs and reform of current designs. Ideas were generated using Indian anthropometric dimensions and requirements.


Design thinking Concept design Product ideation Design for the elderly 



The authors acknowledge the support of SEED, DST project no. SP/YO/002/2017.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shivangi Pande
    • 1
  • Akshay Kenjale
    • 1
  • Aditya Mathur
    • 1
  • P. Daniel Akhil Kumar
    • 1
  • Biswajeet Mukherjee
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.PDPM Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and ManufacturingJabalpurIndia

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