REFLECTIONS ON THE FUNCTIONAL APPROACH FOR THE ELDERLY AS AID TO DEFINE REQUIREMENTS IN PRODUCT DESIGN

Autores

  • Michaelle BOSSE UDESC
  • Alexandre Amorim dos REIS UDESC
  • Ramon Rodrigues MELO UDESC

Resumo

The present article aims at approaching the main concepts that describe the research towards product design for the elderly, especially regarding the definition of project requirements. For this study, some concepts along with their authors ‘perspectives have been addressed: in the field of Biomechanics, ergonomics and anthropometry, distinguishing themselves respectively: Hamill (2010), Gomes (2003), Moraes e Mont´alvão (2003), lida (2005) and Panero (2002).

For this theoretical framework the following concepts have also been taken into account:  Ely and Cavalcanti´s population ageing (2001), Pupo, Melo and Ferrés social inclusion, Analysis of Daily Living (ADL) by Barros (2009) and Matsudo (2004), as well as some studies directed towards the consumption pattern of the elderly. Beyond the theoretical approach, some tools for measuring the physical capability of the elderly in their analysis of daily living have been proposed, such as: TEMPA (Test d'Evaluation des Membres Supérieurs de Personnes Agées), Hand Grip Strength, Moberg´s Test, TUG (Time Up and Go) and the Berg balance scale.

Biografia do Autor

Michaelle BOSSE, UDESC

Mestranda em Design - Fatores Humanos

Alexandre Amorim dos REIS, UDESC

Bolsista de Produtividade CNPq – PQ2 – Desenho Industrial
Doutorado em Engenharia de Produção – UFSC – 2003
Mestrado em Engenharia de Materiais – UFOP – 1998
Bacharelado em Desenho Industrial – UEMG – 1993
Professor Associado IV da UDESC – Departamento de Design – Dedicação Exclusiva

Ramon Rodrigues MELO, UDESC

Mestrando em Design - Fatores Humanos

REFLECTIONS ON THE FUNCTIONAL APPROACH FOR THE ELDERLY AS AID TO DEFINE REQUIREMENTS IN PRODUCT DESIGN

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Publicado

2012-11-01