Developing Products for the Elderly: PUIA Design Taxonomy

Neha Yaragatti, Ravi Kumar Gupta

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Increase in the elderly population over the years presents both challenges associated with their wellbeing and opportunities for growth and fulfilment. Due to a reduced functional capacity, elderly users do not achieve the required task efficiently with products currently used. Hence, there is a need to develop products which are designed considering requirements, and conditions of the elderly to aid their Activities of Daily Living (ADL). This paper reviews the works in the field of product design for the elderly with an aim of identifying the taxonomies used in the design process. The need for a general design taxonomy while designing products for the elderly is identified. A taxonomy is developed with Product, User, Interaction, and Activity as main categories and its usage is demonstrated by applying it to redesign of handwash dispenser.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplications of Computational Methods in Manufacturing and Product Design - Select Proceedings of IPDIMS 2020
EditorsB. B. Deepak, D. R. Parhi, B. B. Biswal, Pankaj C. Jena
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789811902956
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event2nd Conference of Innovative Product Design and Intelligent Manufacturing System, IPDIMS 2020 - Rourkela, India
Duration: 12-02-202113-02-2021

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering
ISSN (Print)2195-4356
ISSN (Electronic)2195-4364


Conference2nd Conference of Innovative Product Design and Intelligent Manufacturing System, IPDIMS 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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