Aiding Self-reliance of the Elderly and the Disabled - Modular Cupboard with Mobile Internal Units

  • Agata BonenbergEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9178)


Changes in the age structure of societies, development of medical care and, even more importantly, the drive of the elderly and the disabled towards self-reliant and satisfactory lives make the creation of space devoid of any barriers a fundamental goal of the architectural design. The subject of the study presented in this paper is the design of the modular cupboard with mobile internal units. The purpose of such a unique construction of this piece of furniture is to make the users able to optimally use the space available in the upper parts of the room. The paper consists of the three main elements: description of the inventive design, analysis of the customization options for the modular cupboard frame, and the research including the assessment of the modular cupboard frame according to the kansei method.


Designing for the disabled and the elderly Kansei method Customization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ArchitecturePoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland

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