One of the hazards of the aging is the increasingly failing health. On whole, the health and stamina of an individual declines with age. This sometimes requires need of encouraging which could be either in form of design suitability. Body degeneration is one of the most troubling parts which affect their dealing with every activity. Though the modern society is organized in a way as suited to the majority population distribution; the elderly would comprise a greater degree of population some time from now. A fact is that, in many situations, car is the easiest travel mode for older people facing declining physical skills.
Here in this project, 'Redesign of car interior for elderly people' an attempt is being made to understand the needs and requirements of senior citizens regarding passenger seating of personal car. The narrator felt that the area of concern to be addressed by the effective solution is by making the commuting experience of elderly people more comfortable; there by decreasing the stress physically and psychologically.
The project deals with the making of the personal car interior more suitable to the senior citizens. The objective is to make the travel experience a bit more comfortable. Efforts were made to understand the problems of car adaptability including issues pertaining to short as well as long distance commuting with respect to the age factor.
The project focused on movement related issues (ergonomic) of the elderly in personal car usage, especially in relation to the back seat. The features include rotating bottom seat, for stress relief during twisting motion; this gets activated at the time of door latch opening and rear seat back inclination and extended side grab bar/ arm rest for support, head rest with sleep cushions to arrest sideways movement of the head.
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