MATUROLIFE used a genuine co-design approach involving older people and informal carers in 9 countries working alongside designers to prototype functional and fashionable footwear, clothing and furniture using smart fabrics.
Maturolife created prototypes for:
- Clothing that helps maintain body temperature
- Footwear that supports balance and helps prevent falls
- Furniture that helps maintain a good sleep routine and encourage activity
From the experience of the co-design workshops, a manual on co-creation was derived.
AGE Platform Europe was responsible to ensure the involvement of older persons as end-users, by running a Stakeholder Representative Panel over the course of the project and by recruiting individuals to participate to the co-creation workshops and the testing of the developed solutions.