HELSI Bites: Technology and Housing Design to Support ‘Ageing in Place’. Case study from China

A group of older women sat talking round a table

Event details

Monday 8 November 2021
Online Event
This is a free online event open to The University of Sheffield staff only. This meeting is hosted on Google Meet. Link to join: meet.google.com/cxi-zpjp-aqc


Prof. Karim Hadjri

School of Architecture

Link to join: meet.google.com/cxi-zpjp-aqc

One major challenge of population ageing is the development of more imaginative and inclusive forms of collective housing and neighbourhoods. Older people who wish to age in place often need to adapt their domestic environment to ensure independence, accessibility and social connectivity. This talk will briefly present a case study from China which explored Technology and Housing Design to support ‘ageing in place’. This was done through an examination of user requirements for an age-friendly environment, namely mobility, sensory, cognitive, health and safety, and social inclusion. A summary of future scenarios for supporting health and social care in the case of China will also be presented.

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