October 22, 2018
5 Products and Services Designed to Help the Elderly Maintain Their Autonomy
Offerings from companies like Flexsteel, Philips, Honor, and American Standard help meet the varied needs of seniors.
In order to create products and services that stay relevant as people age, designers cannot fall into the trap of trying to control every aspect of people’s lives, or assuming that seniors are a monolithic group who share the same needs. As the solutions here show, there is plenty more work to be done to develop sensitive designs that support older adults while preserving their autonomy.