Sustainable product development for elderly: optimising functional abilities

Ravi Kumar Gupta, Alzahraa Rami Alhyari

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Healthy ageing means being able to do the things we value the most and is not related to the absence of illness. This paper utilises design as a powerful tool affecting all aspects of life, which means if we provide enough products that suit the changes related to ageing, elderly people will be able to optimise their functional abilities independently, and as a result, healthy ageing. This paper discusses the approach of adaptation of the existing products through modifications and extensions to suit the behaviour of the older adult population. Furthermore, this approach is supported by a case study that shows how diapers are modified in the same factory to meet the needs of the elderly population by altering the diaper's shape, materials and the associated production line.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)350-366
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Product Lifecycle Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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