Location

Portland State University

Start Date

3-5-2014 1:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2014 3:00 PM

Description

A problem faced by the elderly is the accessibility and ergonomics of storage space. The elderly often are unable to store items in higher places due to physical limitations. The current options for reaching items in high places are bulky, hard to use, and impractical.

After interviewing the elderly at , it was found that many seniors were not comfortable with storing items in higher places as they did not want to climb chairs to access the items. They also did not want to stoop to reach items in lower places due to the physical strain.

Our storage solution increases the accessibility and ergonomics for the elderly while decreasing their risk of falling as it allows them direct access to anything they need.

Comments

Mentors: Nicholas Sayre, Brian Truong

RotoStorage Shelf Storage System is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

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RotoStorage Shelf Storage System

Portland State University

A problem faced by the elderly is the accessibility and ergonomics of storage space. The elderly often are unable to store items in higher places due to physical limitations. The current options for reaching items in high places are bulky, hard to use, and impractical.

After interviewing the elderly at , it was found that many seniors were not comfortable with storing items in higher places as they did not want to climb chairs to access the items. They also did not want to stoop to reach items in lower places due to the physical strain.

Our storage solution increases the accessibility and ergonomics for the elderly while decreasing their risk of falling as it allows them direct access to anything they need.