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Vital / A laptop concept for quality of life in old age


Vital is a project about quality of life in old age with focus on elderly and their perception of technology. The goal with this project was to include elderly in the technical revolution, with internet and personal computers, and to design a technical aid for people with little or no previous knowledge in the IT area. The final result is Vital; a laptop that helps to overcome reluctance to adapt to technology. Five quality-of-life-products are included in the product range: a laptop, a telephone, a scale, a blood pressure meter and a pedometer. All products are created to support the feeling of wellbeing, social belonging and activation.


Lund University

Lund University
design sciences, industrial design
Lund, Sweden

Charlotte Sjödell
prof. Claus-Christian Eckhardt


hedén, emelie

hedén, emelie
stockholm, Sweden

Emelie Hedén