Designing Ergonomics House for Elderly

Gunawan, Linda Herawati and Diana, Fellen and Yuliawati, Sri and Pawitra, Theresia (2014) Designing Ergonomics House for Elderly. In: Joint International Conference : APCHI-ERGOFUTURE-PEI-IAIFI, 22-25 October 2014, Denpasar. (Unpublished)

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Statistics showed that the proportion of elderly people (aged 60 years and above) in Indonesia has been steadily increased over the last decades, i.e., in 2000, percentage of elderly is 7.18% of total national population compared to 7.56% in 2010. This increasing proportion is also accompanied by longer life expectance. Therefore, it is pertinent to address elderly needs and concerns, which have direct impacts on their well-being and quality of life. This paper presents an application of ergonomics for elderly people, especially in bathroom, where most of the accidents occurred. A bathroom needs to be equipped with tools that is useful to overcome the physical limitation of elderly, such as handle that is installed for helping them got up, antislip doormat and also a bell for alertness . Furthermore, a wheelchair was also redesigned, which much attention was paid to elderly daily living activities, e.g., eating, going to toilet and bathing. Overall, the purpose of this study is to enable elderly to execute their daily activities more comfortably, safely and if impossible, without help by nurse or other adults

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: elderly, bathroom, wheelchair, ergonomics at home
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Industrial Engineering
Depositing User: Eko Setiawan 194014
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2015 02:32
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2015 02:32

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