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Good design not an optional extra

Car parks can be frustrating places at the best of times. But for Sophie Marmont, whose hand strength and dexterity are affected by cerebral palsy, a badly designed car park can pose a real problem for daily ...

Jul 15, 2014
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Robots may need to include parental controls

Older adults' fears that companion robots will negatively affect young people may create design challenges for developers hoping to build robots for older users, according to Penn State researchers.

Apr 30, 2014
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Keeping older drivers on the road is the test

In the past fortnight in Melbourne there have been four high profile traffic accidents involving older drivers. Inevitably there have been calls for mandatory testing for older drivers.

Jul 18, 2013
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Assets of older people need to be protected

(Phys.org)—With an ageing population and the competing interests of the individual, the family, service providers, the market and the state in the use of older people's financial assets, protection and quality management ...

Sep 17, 2012
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