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‘Body First-Body Warm’: Personalised Thermal Care for Old and Frail Older People at Home



Led by Professor Charmaine Childs (Sheffield Hallam University), with Dr Alison Gwilt, and Dr Graham Sherriff (University of Salford) this project examined the relationship between older adults and their clothes for keeping warm at home. 


Childs, C., Gwilt, A., Sherriff, G. & Homer, C. (2015) ‘Old and Cold: Challenges in the design of personalized thermal comfort at home’. Design4Health Conference Proceedings, Sheffield Hallam University 13-16th July. Available at:

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