How can the built environment, health and social care services meet the needs of the ageing global population? By 2050 there will be more older people (aged 60 plus) than children under 15 years old.
Longevity places new demands on urban and environmental planners, developers and designers of products and services. We must design to meet the needs of this significant demographic.
In Ambient Assisted Living, Arup’s Foresight + Research + Innovation team explores this trend. The report features global case studies illustrating what we call human-centred design practices and assistive technologies which allow people to remain independent and active into their old age.
A full copy of the report is available on request – email [email protected]