Designing Toilet Chair for Elderly People

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About the Book :

Ageing is a continuous biological process which no human being can escape. This inevitable and irreversible process of ageing affects both physical and psychological well-being. Though it cannot be avoided, the rate at which one ages varies from country to country and person to person. It not only depends on one genes but also on the environmental influences and the lifestyle one follows. Traditionally, in India, aged enjoyed as pace of honour and respect in family and society but in modern times the younger generation has replaced them in strategic position, levaving them in a weakened and functionless situation. Today, they are being viewed as non-productive and; dependent. Thus, there is a need to look into their problems and limitations and provide practical solutions to their physical and psychological needs. The present book is an attempt in this direction. The scholars from various disciplines have contributed towards this giant issue. A book of such a dimension is of great use to not only elderly themselves but also to the designers, manufacturers, institutions and organizations that are concerned about them.


About Author :

Nirmal Kaur is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Family Resource Management under AICRP on Home Science, Faculty of College of Home Science, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. She has published several articles in reputed journals and she has four chapters in books to her credit.

Promila Sharma is Head, Department of Family Resource Management, College of Home Science, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttaranchal. She has been involved in research since 1983 and disseminated several technologies techniques through extension and research work.

Gyanendra Sharma is the Professor in the Department of Agriculture Communication, Faculty of College of Agriculture, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. Many students of Agriculture Communication have been awarded Master and Doctoral Degree under his guidance and have several articles in reputed journals.

R.C.S. Mehta Retd. Professor and Head of the Department of Production Engineering, Faculty of College of Technology, G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar. He has more than twenty five years of experience in teaching and guiding research related to development of agricultural tools and technologies.