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