3D-printing, Older people footwear, Appearance acceptance, Comfort, Hong Kong, Footwear design
This research seeks to investigate the footwear appearance preferences of elderly individuals in Hong Kong to develop comfortable 3D-printed midsole smart sole shoes. By analyzing the participants’ design requirements on shoe aesthetics, the findings will aid footwear manufacturers in developing shoes that meet the design preferences of elderly individuals, thereby improving their comfort and style. This study highlights the significance of considering shoe aesthetics as a crucial parameter in footwear design for the elderly population. Ultimately, the successful development of comfortable and stylish shoes can promote increased mobility and enhance the quality of life for this demographic group.
Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies (IHIET 2023)
Cheung, L. (2023). Designing 3D-Printed Smart-Sole Shoes for the Elderly: Examining Appearance Acceptance in Hong Kong. Human Interaction and Emerging Technologies (IHIET 2023), 111, 1-7. http://dx.doi.org/https://doi.org/10.54941/xxxxxx