Personal alarm watch:
Re-designing pendant alarms.

When you think of design for ageing, what comes to mind? The chances are that it’s dated, poorly-designed products that leave a lot to be desired…

We want to develop a deep and honest understanding of the loves, fears, wants and needs of older people. This means understanding and designing with the needs of the third age at heart of everything we do.

In this video, social entrepreneurs Ewan and Adi worked with product users and other stakeholders to redesign the personal alarm watch, and to create a new alternative to the traditional pendant alarm. We hear the story behind the watch and see the newly designed Personal Alarm in action as older people test out the product.


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