Senior Friendly Food Storage System

Jun Jin

April / April - 2023

Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach



Daily activities such as shopping, cooking and eating can become a burden for seniors due to declining physical functions. At the same time, the number of elderly seniors living alone is increasing. How can we ensure that seniors get enough fresh food and eat a balanced diet? “Vico” is a food storage system that helps seniors actively eat healthier. The healthy foods are prominently displayed to promote a more balanced nutrition intake. Through the use of built-in sensors, Vico can remind the users when is the best time is to have a snack or take a medication. The installed warming drawer uses waste heat generated by the heat exchanger to keep dishes warm or help dough rise. That is how the refrigerator can become a health centre for everyday life.