Sunday, 10 October 2010

Multimedia Presentation - Elderly Challenge

This is my ADMT Multimedia Presentation. Enjoy! :)

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Ergonomics and Anthropometry Part 1

Two different types of setup of a workplace are shown in the video.

1. Compare the two types of setup of a workplace are shown in the video.
The first setup is not user-friendly. It does not consider factors that affects the efficiency of the user. It does not look welcoming to the user, thus the user will feel more negative towards the work.
The second setup is more user-friendly. It considers factors that affects the efficiency of the user. It looks efficient and simple, thus the user will feel more positive towards the work.

2. What are the area of considerations when designing a conducive and comfortable workplace?
The user-friendliness, freedom of movement, prolong uses and comfort, freedom of adjustment and changes, simplicity, danger involved and efficiency.

3. State the reasons why these considerations are important.
These affects the user directly and/or indirectly and may change the efficiency of the user.

Classroom Work Desk

Macbook Worktable

This is my macbook worktable, I have designed. Enjoy! :D

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Essential Questions - The Elderly Challenge

1. Can the elderly understand how to use the technology already in our daily lives?
Elderly may or may not be able to understand how certain machines - already existing - operate. So, the machinery may or may not need to be simpler

2. What are the restrictions in movements do they have?
Elderly may or may not be able to move around as easily as younger people. So, this may or may not need to be considered.

3. How differently does the elderly do things, what do they find inconvenient?
Elderly may or may not have different needs, like other age groups. So, it may or may not change the solutions generated.

How much money does the elderly, i.e. food, medical fees, electrical bills, water bills, etc.?
What special needs do the elderly have?
What does the elderly do in their daily lives?

Friday, 4 June 2010

Understanding the "Elderly Challenge"

Explain in your own words the four key recommendations of the report.
  1. Different types of housing to suit the needs of different elderly. 
  2. A community where places are safe and easily accessible for the elderly.
  3. Healthcare and eldercare services are efficient, easily accessible and affordable for the elderly.
  4. Social lives of elderly are fulfilling and active. They have friends, young and old, who have positive attitude towards the elderly.

State one way the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more elder-friendly.
  1. The report recommends that the housing options - size and type - are varied. As well as lengthening leases.

State two ways on how we can ensure that the quality of eldercare here in Singapore is affordable.
  1. Top-up Medisave accounts of less well-off Singaporeans when they have little budget left.
  2. Have family doctors ensure that elderly, especially those with multiple needs, is taken care of.

After reading the CAI report, what are the three that you can do, as an SST student, to help overcome these elderly challenges?
  1. I can start by socialising with them and understand through second-person perspective about their needs.
  2. I can then help them with their needs and have more Community Involvement Programmes to gather people to help, like cleaning up the house, etc..
  3. I can also come up with ideas to improve their lives so that they can be more independent, like coming up with elder-friendly designs, etc..

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Personal Reflection (NEWater visit)

After this trip to NEWater, I've learnt that:
1. Water that enters the plant is first treated in the Water Reclamation Plant.
2. NEWater contributes to the tap water we use after being mixed into the reservoirs and this is known as Indirect Portable Use (IPU)
3. NEWater has to be neutralized after the treatment by sodium hydroxide.
4. Singapore has a contract with Malaysia regarding the water supply which is expiring just next year.
5. Pores or the hollow fibre membrane are 0.04 microns and that of the reverse osmosis system are as low as 0.0001 microns.
6. Singapore consumes about 600 olympic-sized-swimming-pool amount of water daily.
7. The ultraviolet rays are 100 times as powerful as the sun's.

I can help in the water conservation of water in Singapore by:
1. Use water only as needed, eg. Switch off taps when not in use, use basins to wash the dishes.
2. Reuse water, eg. use water which was used to wash rice to water plants, using water from the washing machine to flush the toilet.
3. Promote water conservation to everyone.

Hao Yang