Bence Farkas (HU)
Pilaar – a cane for active ageing
M.A. project
Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest
DLA Balázs Püspök
In ageing societies, it is becoming more and more important to design tools facilitating everyday life. This cane helps elderly people to move safely and this way to enhance their physical and mental wellbeing. The object ensures stability and a firm grip while standing up, walking upstairs, sitting down, or just strolling. It is equipped with four grip points which make it possible to move effectively in various conditions. The anti-slip rubber cap works perfectly in urban environments, but it is also easy to uncover the metal base which comes of use when the user walks in more natural surroundings. The main body of the walking stick is made of ash wood veneer, thanks to which it can endure the pressure exerted in usage.