The Furniture Design Strategies Based on Elderly Body Size

Part of the Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 158)

Abstract

How to meet the elderly people’s needs with their body size is an important furniture designs direction for population aging. So, according to physical characteristics and their body size of the elderly, this paper analyzed the national standard of furniture size, and the market furniture size. And it was focused on the high definition for the furniture. It was found that high-scale of furniture is a major problem for the elderly furniture designs. According to the body measurements of the elderly people and theoretical analysis about the scale, this paper proposed furniture design strategies about the bedroom, living room, kitchen, bath room and study room for the elderly people.

Keywords

The elderly people Body size Furniture design 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Electronic EngineeringTianjin Polytechnic UniversityTianjinChina

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