Sit and Slip-on
Backache is one of the common cases that is found in older people which makes simple tasks in everyday life difficult. Dressing is a task that the elderly requires assistance. Conversely, it is better being done by oneself to remain private space, gain emotional comfort, and build up a sense of pride by dressing independently.
Sit and Slip-on is an equipment that design for helping ageing people who have backache problems and those who have back pain, such as people who have back pain during post-surgery rehabilitation, to dress independently.
Attaching to user’s comfortable chair, Sit and Slip-on blends in with users’ daily life. Sliding mechanism makes it easy to use and provide a posture that does not require back-bending action at all. Also, this will promote a safe behaviour of dressing in elderhood by dressing on the chair.
Project Advisor /
Prof. Praima Israsena
1st Runner-up at the Global Student Innovation Challenge for
Assistive Technology 2017 (gSIC-AT 2017) in Design Category, Kobe, Japan