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    • ISSN: 1793-8198 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mater. Mech. Manuf.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ian McAndrew
    • Co-editor-in-Chief: Prof. K. M. Gupta
    • Executive Editor: Cherry L. Chen
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Prof. Ian McAndrew
Capitol Technology University, USA
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJMMM. I will do my best to work with the editorial team and help make this journal better.

IJMMM 2019 Vol.7(2): 95-99 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.18178/ijmmm.2019.7.2.438

Ergonomic Study for Elderly Aquatic Exercises with Less Water Consumption

Fang-Lin Chao, Ching-Lin Lu, and Je-Ming Lin
Abstract—Aquatic exercises are favorite for the elderly. Buoyancy works as an upward pressure within the water in the opposite direction of gravity. It prevents compression on the joints. Peripheral providing increased resistance included pool noodle and water dumbbells for work the major muscle groups. The ergonomic study provides the design with less water consumption for the elderly. Proposed semi-sitting design reduced the water level to be 60 cm; people can experience related water immersion exercises. This semi-sitting position included hip and back torso support to ensure safety. Elderly have less accompany and risk in this situation. The semi-sitting position designs enable some primary activities with a limited amplitude which is seniors need.

Index Terms—Ergonomic, aquatic exercises, facility design, water consumption.

Fang-Lin Chao, Ching-Lin Lu, and Je-Ming Lin are with the Department of Industrial Design, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taichung, 436, Taiwan, R.O.C. (e-mail: flinchao@gmail.com).


Cite: Fang-Lin Chao, Ching-Lin Lu, and Je-Ming Lin, "Ergonomic Study for Elderly Aquatic Exercises with Less Water Consumption," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 7, no. 2, pp. 95-99, 2019.

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