Adults begin to experience age-related physical and perceptual changes at a surprisingly young age. By 2030, twenty percent of Americans will be over the age of 65. Further, the 80 years-old-plus demographic is one of the fastest growing groups in the United States. Older adults are more likely to use medical devices, and a variety of economic, technological, and lifestyle trends have resulted in many devices being used in the home, rather than in clinical environments.
Importantly, significant challenges come with designing for an aging population. Older adults may experience challenges related to mobility, stability, memory and other important characteristics. These challenges are often under-appreciated by younger professionals responsible for medical device design. This webinar reviews aging and it implications for medical device design. It divides challenges into physical, perceptual, cognitive, emotional and socio-cultural categories.
November 29, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Eastern Standard Time