China is at a stage of rapid population aging, but it is not ready for many old-age care issues, especially in the field of suitable old furniture. This article targets the self-care elderly living in elderly apartments as the target group. Functional research and recommendations for large-scale elderly apartment furniture.
According to the physiological characteristics of the elderly, suitable old furniture should be considered from the following three aspects:
(1) In view of the decline of sensory function, in the design of furniture, consideration should be given to adopting a color that is more contrasting with the background color in furniture handles and other parts, or using a method of sensory compensation to make it more convenient for the elderly.
(2) In view of the decline of the nervous system, in the design of furniture, a flat, open platform should be set up to place the common items of the elderly, so that the elderly can find the required items in a short time. In addition, the designer should pay attention to the principle of ease of use of furniture. The number of furniture for the elderly apartment should be not less, and the shape of the furniture should be simple.
(3) In view of the decline of sports function, the key to the design of elderly furniture lies in the appropriate height of the furniture and the convenient opening method. In addition, the furniture should be rounded or hemmed to prevent the elderly from danger in daily activities.