Consumer research for older and disabled people

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Technical testing

Testing products for disabled and older people

All consumers want products which are reliable and safe and do the job for which they are intended. This may be especially important for older and disabled people who rely on specialist, modified and mainstream equipment every day.

Why choose Rica to carry out equipment testing?Woman testing scooter on obstacle course

Working in partnership with specialist technical testing laboratories, Rica designs and manages testing of the performance and safety of specialist and mainstream equipment:

  • testing for electrical and mechanical safety in a way that takes into account the way products are actually used
  • assessments of durability
  • comparative testing of performance, based on objective measurements and subjective appraisal

Previous Rica product tests include:

Last updated: June 2015


See also: Research reports | Consumer panels | Usability testing