A Grip Force Training and Testing Device for Old People

  • Ze BianEmail author
  • Shijian Luo
  • Yufei Zhang
  • Ping Shan
  • Hebo Gong
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 957)


Grip force is an important physiological index to reflect people’s healthy status. In this article, we tried to design a grip strength training and testing device for elderly. Through competitive analysis, we found that products in market are not able to record data, show grip force trend, draw users’ attention nor socialize with others. We established old people’s persona and investigated their needs, determined product orientation and main functions. Besides, by portraying their daily activity scenes, we found out several service design touchpoint and discussed solutions according to the touchpoint. The devices were eventually used in three communities and get over 100 people’s data. We have obtained improvement advice to the equipment, and communities has also increased the fitness activities of residents and the monitoring of the health of the elderly.


Grip force Gamification Design for old people Service design touchpoint 



This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 51675476 and No. 51775458).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ze Bian
    • 1
    Email author
  • Shijian Luo
    • 1
  • Yufei Zhang
    • 1
  • Ping Shan
    • 1
  • Hebo Gong
    • 1
  1. 1.Industrial Design Department, College of Computer Science and TechnologyZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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