NDA Findings 20

Design for Ageing Well

Jane McCann, University of South Wales

Finding Synopsis

The aim of this cross-disciplinary collaboration was to bring ‘smart’ clothing, (modern functional textiles with assistive wearable technologies) to enhance wellbeing within the everyday lives of this market-neglected, rapidly growing ‘Active Ageing’ community.The focus was to develop a clothing ‘layering system’ for participation in walking comprising; close-fitting base-layer garments, with vital signs and activity monitoring, mid-layer insulating garments, with warming devices, and outer protective wear, providing multiple user interfaces.

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