NEA - safe and comfortable home (comfort for disabled people (door handles…
NEA - safe and comfortable home
Creating a good looking garden is an easy way to make a homes surroundings much nicer and comfortable.
A colourful bird house like this one could easily make a garden more comfortable to relax and sit in.
A garden like this looks ugly in compared to the other one, however a few simple decorations could easily improve it.
a simple cared for garden like this, will make people appreciate there garden more
comfort for disabled people
door handles can be hard to use for people with disabilities as they can be difficult to grip to.
A door handle like this is much easier for a person with a disability to use, as they only need to use their arm to open it and not their hands.
An example of this is Ataxia. This disability limits the movement of a persons fingers, therefore they might be unable to use a traditional door handle.
A door handle like this should not be used as it can be difficult to grip.
kitchens could be made much more accessible for people who require a wheel chair by making the space under the work top empty. This would allow them to put the wheel chair underneath so they can use the work top.
someone who has arthritis could find it difficult to get in and out of chairs
This style of chair is unsuitable for people with arthritis in their legs as there is no arms to allow them to push them selves up from.
This chair would be easier to get up from as the arms are much larger to push up from.
safe place to live
safety buttons around the hosue
many elderly people slip every year so a product that can be pressed to alert a family member or emergency service could help this figure be reduced.
We already see emergency cords in disabled toilets, showing that it could be an easy way to prevent falling accidents.
By 2030, it is predicted that there will be 7 fall deaths every hour.
This is a serious problem that a device or product could easily solved.
people with dementia may have trouble remembering to lock / close doors and windows
A product, possibility a form of an alarm that goes off if the door has been left unlocked for more than a minuet.
A two piece, sensor based alarm could solve this issue. when the two pieces are apart a a certain amount of time, an alarm should trigger.
A problem is that if the person has opened the door to have a chat to someone, they may talk for longer than a minuet
The product would need a button that the house owner could easily press to turn the product's alarm off if they have purposely left the door open
The alarm / product would need to reactivate when the owner closes the door once they have finished, a sensor could be used