Ergonomic of Old Age Homes and Health
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About the Book :
The Indian family has traditionally provided natural social security to the old people. However, in more recent times, institutions such as old age homes are sharing the traditional role of family due to some factors like increased urbanization, migration of younger adults of the family to towns and in some case to foreign countries and increased participation of women in paid employment outside the homes. As the proportion of elder people in the Indian population continues to increase, there are demand for increased in number of old age homes in India and consequent to these, there is need to ensure safety. Until recent times, ergonomics have tried to improve industrial situation by improving the condition of work but workstations and furniture in residential buildings particularly in old age homes have been neglected to a greater extent. Certain research question like are the old age homes build according to the national building codes and with the guideline of ergonomic principles, are the infrastructure facilities, environmental parameters, work station, interior decoration and constructional features are functional according to capacity of old age. Further are the furniture build according to the Indian furniture and by keeping the anthropometric data of elderly people? The present book is an attempt to seek answer to these queries. The scholars from various disciplines have contributed towards this important issue. A book of such parameters is of great help to not only those who take care of old aged, but also to old age home owners, designers, manufacturers, and organization that are concerned about them.
About Author :
Shewanti N. Kashyap did her B.Sc. (H.Sc) and M.Sc. (Home Management from Nagpur. She joined the Department of Family Resource Management at Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy as a sponsored candidate from Rajendra Agricultural University Pusa (Bihar), Samastipur.
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.
A.K. Shukla is Professor, former Dean, College of Basic Sciences. He is working as Professor and Head of Department of Maths, Statistics and Computer Application Science for last 15 years. Dr. Shukla had guided several Ph.D. and M.Sc. students of Department of Resource Management on topics like human factor and ergonomics, women work and stress, physiological and psychological cost of work of hill women, injury hazards ill health and fatigue among rural and urban women workers etc. Dr. Shukla had deep knowledge on giving shape to relational statistics on social researches. He has commendable knowledge on giving shape to researches like action research/experimental/descriptive/exploratory research.