Conceptual design of OFE for the elderly using user-centered method incorporating Tai Chi
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- Elderly UCD Kano model OFE Incorporate Tai chi
- Many studies have proved that Outdoor Fitness Equipment (OFE), as a kind of health and fitness product, plays an important role in fitness life and helps to improve the quality of life in an aging society. The special fitness equipment for the elderly has great development value. User-centered design (UCD)focuses on user demands, and the design advantages in product development are obvious. Based on the analysis of the concept of special products for the elderly, this paper used the UCD method to investigate and analyze the fitness demand information of the elderly, combined the physical characteristics of the elderly and the willingness to choose the fitness method, and integrated the Taichi exercise into the fitness function of the fitness equipment. Then, we got eight pieces of fitness equipment concept and use of Likert to evaluate the concept, the results showed that the OFE concept for the elderly using the UCD method has been evaluated by users with higher satisfaction.
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