Students from Hongik and KAIST have been addressing issues such as intergenerational link, pre-retirement concerns, and seniors’ risk of poverty and exclusion. To do so, they developed approaches as various as a real-life messaging vending machine, a neighbourhood social network, or a welfare information kit for left-behind elders.
Fostering inclusivity and social link
Supporting autonomy and mobility
Students from ECAL and EPFL have been tackling problems encompassing elder’s mobility and autonomy, in the household and in public spaces – such as the market. They proposed various concepts ranging from an omnidirectional food trolley with a brake system to a tipping shopping cart, including a stepladder inspired by a renowned pedagogical method.