An ergonomic garment design for elderly Turkish men

Civitci S.

APPLIED ERGONOMICS, vol.35, no.3, pp.243-251, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.apergo.2004.02.001
  • Title of Journal : APPLIED ERGONOMICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.243-251
  • Keywords: elderly garment, ergonomic garment design, elderly consumer, clothing


This paper presents an ergonomic garment design for elderly Turkish men. The purpose of this study was to determine elderly men's demands, needs and problems in regard to clothing and to design an ergonomic garment in the light of this knowledge. The sample consisted of 120 elderly men living in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, and its province. A questionnaire was prepared and given to these people in order to determine their clothing demands and needs. It was established that most of our subjects need functional garments. An ergonomic garment has been designed using the obtained data. It was found that the design of clothing for the elderly requires attention to bodily changes from aging in order to facilitate and raise the quality of life. Specific suggestions are made to elderly people and to the ready-to-wear sector. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.