What synergies in arise, shows the example of Attila holder. The tech-savvy social scientists among the management of the master online program integrated Gerontology”. On behalf of the Robert-Bosch hospital in Stuttgart he teaches patients between 60 and 80 years dealing with tablet computers. He also noted that the touch screen and intuitive control in principle well arrive at seniors. You play, research, read books and listen to the radio with the flat computers. “Holder looks but also potential for improvement: it would be ideal if there is an operating system that is still clear”, he says.
This probably also some young user would be appreciated. Holder at monthly meetings of the programme exchanges with colleagues his knowledge of practical work in the hospital so productive interactions occur. Additional information at Michael Chabon supports this article. Phones and tablet computers are only a part of their work for the engineers with design education by the IKTD. Check and improve many products from perspective of gerontological: ATM, remote controls or even DVD player. A crucial insight into the operating behaviour of seniors: Your sight and hearing is often stark, but her sense of touch remains longer. Seniors want to open up the device through keys.
It is also important that they get from the feedback unit. Therefore we are working on the haptic feedback”, so m. Meanwhile, there are first examples of displays, providing tangible feedback the user. In addition to state of the art communications technology, the Stuttgart engineers develop classical tools, involving also the findings of the integrated Gerontology come to fruition. In close cooperation with a medium-sized operating a stair climber “for wheelchairs ergonomically optimized. Use analysis on the stairs of the Institute was a prototype, which combines the principles of simplicity and elegance. Meanwhile, the stair climber has gone successfully in series. Not only companies, but also the big technology companies have realized how important it for Engineers is to be able to empathize in elder. Car manufacturers such as BMW and Audi has long been working on solutions for older drivers, more and more companies put developers targeted at senior”. Because young engineers can imagine only how older deal with technology. Maier is convinced that the development departments in the future will increasingly seek engineers with gerontological competence. In 5 to 10 years these specialists are coveted,”he says.