REDEFINE THE ZIMMERFRAME 

WORK IN PROGRESS 

How to facilitate elderly into society?

„I rather sit at home, then walk with the zimmerframe.”

„When you walk with a zimmerframe,

you know for sure you are old.”

„When you leave the house with a zimmerframe,

you have to encounter so many things.”

„Inside home, I walk normal, holding myself

on the furniture.”

„After falling 9 times, I could accepted that I need to walk with a zimmerframe.”

„I used to walk every day, together with my wife.” 

„I can’t hold my umbrella while walking with a zimmerframe.”

 

or

 

„I can still walk, participate in society with support.”

 

Looking at the Safety, Environment and Health

of elderly. Among 86% of the elderly who walk with a zimmerframe, use it wrong. 65% of fall accidents amongst elderly happen at home.

 

Why are so many people fighting against the zimmerframe?

What is the big difference between walking sticks, shopping cars, prams and a zimmerframe?

 

I want to create a new definition for the zimmerframe.

looking at the following aspects:

  • Stigma

  • Branding

  • Ergonomic

  • Practicality

  • Environment

  • Related Activity