Sustainable product development for elderly

Alzahraa Rami Alhyari, Ravi Kumar Gupta

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The globe is experiencing a demographic shift. By 2050, more than 1 in 5 will be 60 years of age or older, implying that the elderly population will play a significant role in the near future. The existing system is not intended to embarrass seniors or include them in various areas of life, adding that it shames them through ageism, limiting their involvement, which burdens society. In this paper, a method for engaging the older population in the future through product design is presented. Given that the literature lacks taxonomies specialized for elderly people's product design and that the elderly people possess an array of changes that are challenging for designers. The taxonomy proposed in this paper examines and classifies the changes associated with aging and proposes that the existing UX and UI of the product can be adapted rather than an entirely new design, with a rationale for this approach provided. Furthermore, this approach is backed by a case study of how diapers are adapted to the demands of the older population in the same factory by making modifications to the design and materials as well as the related product parameters and manufacturing process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1550-1553
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Today: Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 01-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)


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