Introduction into Age Simulation at the Institute for Work Design in Düsseldorf

Am Landesinstitut für Arbeitsgestaltung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf

Am Landesinstitut für Arbeitsgestaltung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf

With respect to demographic change, there are many challenging tasks of modern work design for the institute to deal with. As an example, the necessity for job rotation of elderly workers in certain jobs (like tiler and roofer) due to ageing was discussed, when there typically are not enough alternative workplaces available for them in their companies, while these workers still have years left before retirement. The aquired SD&C Senior Suit Beta will be used by the institute to sensitize for topics like this and similar ones.

The Ludwigshafener Traffic Services school personnel with the SD&C Senior Suit Beta

The mobility of the elderly is of high interest for us at SD&C. On the one hand, transportation means have to become barriere free, on the other hand the personnel has to be sensitized. We have therefore already cooperated with several automobile producers, with universities, automobile clubs, and transportation services. With the Ludwigshafener Traffic Services there is again one company more that is now going to deliver positive understanding of senior citizens into the local area. To read a schedule with less visual acuity, enter a bus with limited moveability, to pay a ticket with coins hard to identify, walking and taking place with deteriorated balance, and hearing station infos with slight deafness, is quite different from the expected. One just has to experience it for oneself. –