Similar to “Design for All”, Legrand believes in “Inclusive Design” and devises and creates intuitive objects intended for use by everyone.
Everyone, whatever their age, state of health or capabilities (disability, etc), must be able to use the solutions offered by Legrand.
Inclusive Design improves the intelligibility and accessibility of the interface by working with contrasts, signposting, materials and feel. For example, colours provide visual contrasts between the wall, the housing plate and the control, for visually impaired people. It is also possible to configure the ergonomics for easier handling: toggle switches (1) or sockets offering easy removal of plugs (3) for example.
Support for people suffering from a loss of independence
In 2020, 17 million French people will be over the age of 60, which represents one person in four. The inclusion of elderly people suffering from a loss of independence lies at the heart of Legrand’s design. A number of solutions have already been integrated into homes and special establishments (care homes, assisted living facilities, etc.) including motion sensors for lights and fall detectors. They automatically notify the family or carers in the event of a problem.
As part of the programme Eliot for connected objects, the Group is currently developing comprehensive sensor systems which enable health indicators to be measured and actimetric monitoring to take place. Following analysis, these connected sensors can send an alert to relatives or health care teams. Design working for everybody and for everyone’s health.