Thermal comfort and older adults

J. Hoof, van, J.L.M. Hensen

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Abstract

The majority of the increasing number of older adults wishes to age-in-place. Appropriate and comfortable housing is of great importance to facilitate this desire. One of the aspects of concern is thermal comfort. This is normally assessed using the model of Fanger, however, one might ask if this model is sufficiently accurate to be used for older adults. This paper provides a short overview of the model, its applicability and implementation, and discusses aspects of the living environment that offer older adults the best possible indoor climate.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-228
Number of pages6
JournalGerontechnology
Volume4
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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