Accessibility for elderly using a four-wheeled walker-an interview and observation analysis
2013 (English)In: AAATE Conference 2013, 2013, 27-33 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Accessibility for all is an overall goal in many communities around the world. The UN has the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which Sweden along with many other countries has agreed to follow. The aim with this project was to analyse which environmental difficulties elderly people over 65 years of age experience in their daily life when walking with a four-wheeled walker. The focus area was the surroundings close to their home. It is necessary to learn more about the difficulties for people with disabilities as a base for future development of the built environment. The group of elderly is increasing daily. In Sweden the four-wheeled walker is a commonly used assistive device by the elderly when, for example, their balance decreases; this is why we chose to focus on this specific assistive device.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. 27-33 p.
, Assistive Technology Research Series, ISSN 1383-813X ; 33
Accessibility Experience, Entrance Doors, Four-wheeled Walker, Stairs, Walking Accessibility
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-139455DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-304-9-27ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84889024636ISBN: 9781614993032OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-139455DiVA: diva2:687554
AAATE Conference 2013, Sept 19-22, Vilamoura, Portugal
QC 201401142014-01-142014-01-132014-01-31Bibliographically approved