Design of Healthcare Facilities under the Concept of Healing: A Case Study of Bath Products for the Elderly
DOI: 10.23977/jsoce.2022.041118 | Downloads: 4 | Views: 142
Meiqi Hong 1, Long Jiang 2, Mengxue Liu 1
1 School of Art, Panzhihua University, Panzhihua, Sichuan, 617000, China
2 School of Fine Arts and Design, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, Chongqing, 402160, China
Corresponding AuthorLong Jiang
As aging society intensifies in China, there is a growing demand for bath facilities and products oriented to the elderly. However, most of the barrier-free bath facilities for the elderly have problems such as unclear positioning, fuzzy product functions and little consideration to the psychological needs of the elderly. In the installation and use, relevant bath products cannot well solve problems faced by the elderly in bath. Through comparative analysis, this study investigated and analyzed the pros and cons of the existing bath appliances for the elderly from the aspects of usage mode, product type and so on, proposed auxiliary products suitable for the elderly in bath, optimized the use experience of the products and paid more attention to the psychological feelings of the elderly during bath. In addition to meeting the basic bathing function, the auxiliary bathing products for the elderly should also have certain psychological healing effect on the users in use, so that users can gain more experiences and feelings in use, with the needs met at both physical and mental levels.
KEYWORDSHealing, aging, bath, auxiliary products
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Meiqi Hong, Long Jiang, Mengxue Liu, Design of Healthcare Facilities under the Concept of Healing: A Case Study of Bath Products for the Elderly. Journal of Sociology and Ethnology (2022) Vol. 4: 143-148. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23977/jsoce.2022.041118.
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