MIT is taking a forward-thinking approach to planning for the needs of the Baby Boomers and tomorrow's elderly.
"Trotti is working on plans for a modular house that would allow for easy substitution of appliances, cabinets, and fixtures, permitting seniors to adapt their existing homes to their evolving physical needs instead of having to move to new dwellings. "People talk about the house of the future, or a house for the elderly," Trotti says. "My concept is a house that is flexible, particularly in the kitchen and bathrooms. A good-looking house, a place you're not embarrassed to show, but that you can also live in and move through with ease."
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