TRI-WHEEL STAIR WALKER: DESIGN PROPOSAL OF AUXILIARY WALKER USABLE AT DISTRICT INCLUDING STAIRWAY
DS 92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference
Editor: Marjanović D., Štorga M., Škec S., Bojčetić N., Pavković N.
Author: Le, Meile; Jung, Eui-Chul
Section: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.21278/idc.2018.0447
This study is to suggest a new auxiliary walker which 1) can be used not only on flat but also in real urban environments; 2) can be used without psychological burden when going outside; and 3) can be manufactured with low cost to improve the mobility of the elderly and to lead to a healthy and pleasurable life. We investigated the characteristics of the movement of the elderly and proposed the design concept Tri-Wheel Stair Walker based on interviews with and observation of elderly users. The concept is expected to be a safe and cheap solution to the door-to-door mobility in a smart city.
Keywords: human centred design, industrial design, product structure, mobility, auxiliary walker