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Indoor environmental criteria for older adults

ageing means business

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Indoor environmental criteria for older adults

ageing means business

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Europeans are living longer than ever in history, because of the economic growth and advances in hygiene and health care. Today, average life expectancy is over 80, and by 2020 around 25% of the population will be over 65. The increasing group of older people poses great challenges in terms of creating suitable living environments and appropriate housing facilities. The physical indoor environment plays an important role in creating fitting, comfortable and healthy domestic spaces. Our senses are the primary interface with the built environment. With biological ageing, a number of sensory changes occur as a result of the intrinsic ageing process in sensory organs and their association with the nervous system. These changes can in turn change the way we perceive the environment around us. It is important to understand these changes when designing for older occupants, for instance, care homes, hospitals and private homes, as well as office spaces given the developments in the domain of staying active at work until older age.

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OrganisatieFontys Hogescholen
AfdelingFontys Paramedische Hogeschool
Gepubliceerd inREHVA European HVAC Journal REHVA, Vol. 50, Uitgave: 3, Pagina's: 34-35
Datum2013-11-05
TypeArtikel
TaalEngels

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