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Guideline of Outdoor Exercise Equipment for Elderly and Elderly with Disabilities




Liang, Shuming

Type of Degree

Master's Thesis


Industrial and Graphic Design


Aging causes a number of problems that can lead to physical health issues such as musculoskeletal problems in older adults and older adults with disabilities. This thesis examines the benefits of outdoor exercise for older adults and older adults with disabilities. The guide is selective, allowing designers to choose the parts of the body that need to be exercised and then choose different users such as older people or older disabled people. With this guide, designers will learn what to avoid and what to consider, laws and regulations, and some dimensions. With this tool, designers can create more comfortable and safe outdoor exercise equipment for seniors and older adults with disabilities.