Inclusive Design

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As life expectancy rises and modern medicine increases the survival rate of the less able and those with significant injuries and illnesses, there is a growing interest in design that is inclusive for all to use. For 25 years GBD have been involved in the development of equipment and proceedures for the care of the less able particularly concerning moving and handling of passive people and promting or assisting their mobility. GBD have developed a ‘gallery of people’ to help understand the different ability levels from independent to fully dependant and their typical lifestyle scenarios. Each character has details describing their personal life and care dependency for daily living.

GBD have built up an extensive knowledge bank concerning products and the ergonomics of caring  for the less able, much of this has been gained by consulting with and listening to health-care professionals.