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Andrich R, Gower V, Milo A,
Albert, age 23: autonomy in writing and communicating
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Gnocchi - Banca Dati dei Casi di Studio
Alberto is a young man with a complex clinical situation. During the rehabilitation program at our center we worked at meeting his main needs related to mobility, writing, communication and environmental control. In the course of the prgram, thanks to the assistive products available in our Assistive Technology Unit (which were properly configured according to his motor and cognitive impairments), Alberto gradually developed the skills needed to effectively use them. In the meanwhile his life situation changed due to external circumstances. He had the possibility to start attending a Day Centre (sheltered workshop) and thus spend the majority of his time away from home. At the end of the occupational therapy programme we suggested a list of assistive products, which the family agreed to but and place in the Day Centre. After a while we visited the Day Centre and had the opportunity to check the equipment and fix a number of mistakes that had been done in the installation stage. We could also discuss with the family and the Centre staff how to best exploit the potential of the assistive technology provided to Alberto. In the final assessment all the actors involved (Alberto, family, educators) expressed satisfaction with the work done and the choices made.
Year of publication: 2015
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: March 2016
Beltrami L
Nataly, age 56, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Comprehensive intervention to maintain the independence of a woman with severe progressive disability by means of assistive aids for mobility and seating, for the bathroom and for the interpersonal communication.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: April 2003
Bertocchi C
Emanuele, age 20, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Comprehensive intervention for home reintegration of a young man after a coma as a consequence of brain concussion. A special bed, an antidecubitus mattress and assistive aids for the seated posture and for the shower were used.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: April 2003
Betto A
Francesco, age 9, motor disability: improving independence at home and school integration
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) Francesco is a child like many, its one family like many. I have chosen like protagonist of this work because in spite of the heavy diagnosis that accompanies it and that it could make to think next to the uselessness of whichever objective, he demonstrates as it is important in its comparisons that all the been involved persons continue to think next to the realization of participations that help the family in the daily fatigues and that they favor in he emerging of the residual abilities to interact with the surrounding environment and the others. Through the reconstruction of the which trod route ***dalla the family and you give many operating ones been involved, through the directory of the solutions that have been adopted, catches a glimpse itself as it is possible to influence positively on the personal lived ones and the motivations that help to search with stubborness of the result that for how many small can change the own vision of the future life. A postural wheelchair that beyond to ***offrirgli a comfortable position allow it to explore with the look and to observe the surrounding space, a walker that facilitates it in the exploration of the environment, a studied project in order to eliminate the architectural barriers of the room, a chair from shower that renders to the mother the treatment of its person less hard, a chair and a table that allows it to be seated to school like the other companions are assistive devices of simple ***reperibilità tu that are found important in order to catch up common objectives of life to all we.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Bozzolini G
Marina, 50 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a paraplegic person
Portale SIVA FondazioneDon Carlo Gnocchi
The author, in this experience, was responsible for the restoration of the apartment of Marina, a 41 years old paraplegic woman, who expressed a strong need to live independently in her home. Thus, after evaluation of her needs and expectations, the housing complex was analyzed to reorganized. The program was focused on four main types of regulatory intervention, using the support provided by law: 1) indoor design 2) home appliances 3) accessible furniture and 4) aids for personal autonomy. Although the literature did not provide univocal references for the renovation of living spaces, the result was very positive in terms of both structural objectives achieved and satisfaction and autonomy on the part of Marina.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2011
Cacciatori B
Andrea, 45 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with Multiple Sclerosis
Portale SIVA FondazioneDon Carlo Gnocchi
Andrea is a man aged 47, who in 1991 was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; in 1998 there was a worsening of clinical conditions that forced him to walk with the aid of Canadians crutches. He had to leave work (receiving pension for incapacity for work) and in 2005 he moved into an apartment with no architectural barriers. This project aims to highlight the path followed by both Andrea and the various actors involved to allow him to have an independent life at home, despite the progression of the disease. The hardest thing was, and still is, accompanying Andrea during the deterioration of functional capacity, trying to propose and implement strategies (aids and services) to enable him to have his own autonomy while maintaining a good quality of life.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Castellano G
Alessio, 33 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with spastic quadriplegia.
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Alessio is a young man aged 33 with severe spastic quadriplegia, expressive aphasia, nystagmus, as results of a perinatal damage. This study aims to document the path of Alessio and of team of professionals who followed him: this experience involved Alessio’s parents, his caregiver and the whole team of the Centre. Considering the severity of the clinical situation, a multiprofessional approach was needed, in order to improve Alessio situation and to make him more independent, in particular as far as communication was concerned. Alessio has maintained a good level of symbolic cognitive ability, slightly below the norm: although he can’t use verbal language, he has a high understanding and an overall good cognitive functioning. Thanks to his character, his availability and his will, he was able to self determine not only the choice of technological solutions, but his future in general.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2011
Cernigoi G
Gaia, age 72, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Gaia's severe impairment of both vital and motor functions, the cognitive ones excluded, was caused by an acute cerebral vascular accident. This experience deals with the patient's home reintegration and home care, aimed to assure her a good quality of life within her family. It is extremely important searching for a solution together with Gaia's family, that will take care of her in the daily life. Besides, a solution must be found out shortly because of the forthcoming discharge of the patient. The global evaluation of the domestic environment, the provision of the early assistive devices and Gaia's family training are only the first step in her life reorganization process, that will be extended, checked and improved according to the future needs.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: February 2005
Ciot C
Pietro, age 7, motor disability: improving independence in communication
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Pietro is 6 years old and he is affected by dystonic quadriplegia and impaired upper limb functionality; he can articulate just a few words, but shows a good level of comprehension. This paper describes the way towards autonomy that the child, his family and the caregivers experienced together. At the beginning, parting from the mother was a great effort for the children, who expressed his discomfort rejecting unknown people and environments. Later, the emotional instability gradually decreased; Pietro became conscious of his abilities, he found fulfilment in them and his interests increased. Therefore it was possible to start a project aiming to the evaluation of assistive devices allowing Pietro to interact with the environment and actively take part in educational activities. An orthosis, keeping the thumb and the wrist aligned, was prescribed for the less impaired arm. In this way Pietro, who was already able to use a device with automatic scansion, could use a communication aid whose vocal output was activated by the pressure of a button. Besides, a multimedia "open" software for the creation of customized educational unities was chosen. Finally, Pietro was given a postural wheelchair allowing the carriage of the communicator and the use of the computer without tiring transfers from the push-chair to the wheelchair.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: February 2005
Clemente C
Andrea, 6 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with cerebral palsy
Portale SIVA FondazioneDon Carlo Gnocchi
Andrea is a child aged 6, suffering from cerebral palsy and his mother is his main caregiver. In 2007 he started attending the kindergarten, although not constantly, because of the considerable difficulties of displacement, with his mother carrying him in her arms. At home Andrea used a seating system far too small (prescribed 2 years before), while the kindergarten used the same stroller used outdoors because the school did not have any seating system. Our work was therefore focused on finding solutions aimed at improving the situation, in order to lighten the burden of care of the mother and offering to Andrea a better posture, thus opening a new outlook. The solutions adopted at the end of the evaluation focused on the posture aids, autonomy in food, reduction of the burden of care and prevention of stabilized leg deformities.
Year of publication: 2007
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2011
Colantoni M F
Bruna, 60 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with mental retardation
Portale SIVA FondazioneDon Carlo Gnocchi
It was 1959 when Bruna, at that time only 10 years old, the eldest daughter of a family of humble origins, was admitted to a charity with a diagnosis of "severe oligophrenia." Bruna spent 30 years at the Institute. At the age of 55 a Herpes zoster appeared, which tended to become chronic and evolved in algoneurodistrofia of the left lower limb. The continuous and unbearable pain forced her in a short time on a wheelchair and to continuous hospital treatments and rehabilitation programs. This papers explains the reorganization plan of care to ensure a good quality of life for Bruna at the Institute. Research and implementation regarded both structural solutions (access ramps, bathroom adaptations, etc..) and aids provision(wheelchairs, orthopedic shoes).
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2011
D'Amato C
Filomena, age 102, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) Filomena has exceeded the 102 years. After a working life (she has been collaborating domestic servant in a family of which he has known five generations) during which he does not have the accused never serious problems of health, widow and without sons, to the age 98 years old, he has left the house in which he had withdrawn itself from retired in order moving itself in in young of the family which had always worked. This work regards the put project of life to point for Filomena, from shared she, which considered in relation to expectable the progressive degradation of the motor functions in the biological process of ***senescenza and to manifesting themselves, in the time, also of cognitive deficits you. ***Sensibilizzata the family that had meant to have treatment of the old to the problems which meeting would have gone, has been necessary to adopt of the practical sagacities us on the ***sistemazione of the new habitat and to supply some essential assistive devices. The indicated assistive devices have been: the height-adjustable orthopedic bed to two hinges, the antidecubitus mattress to compressed air, the wheelchair to ***autospinta, then equipped with antidecubitus pillow, the chair to comfortable and, subsequently, the stool for the shower cabinet and the support in order to raise ***dal the bed
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: December 2005
De Lauso L
Alberto, age 72, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Evaluation of suitable assistive devices for home reintegration with a good level of independence in daily activities and in social relations.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2003
De Luca D
Robertina, age 38, motor disability: improving independence in the neighbourhood
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Roberta is 38 years old and she was affected by a meningoencephalomyelitis 7 years ago. She moves very slowly and she finds all her activities very tiring. She lives in a scarcely accessible flat on the third floor without lift, and she rarely goes out. In the years her conditions got worse: now she gets rapidly tired when she walks, climbs the stairs, washes heself and does the houseworks, so she has to reduce her free time activities. She would like to discover aids and solutions that help her going round the city and to the supermarket idependently, washing herself in the bathroom in an less tiring way and using the gas cooker and the sink. She has a manual wheelchair which she can't use in her small flat. She has a driving licence and a special car but she can't use it very much, because she doesn't know the roads. Analyzing her demands and considering the assistive devices she has got, a solution for her problems was found. The purpose of the project is to give Roberta a stronger autonomy, to exploit her residual abilities and to help her discovering new resources.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: February 2005
De Marchi C
Ermanno, 61 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person on hemodialysis
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Ermanno has been on hemodialysis for about 25 years and has experienced two kidney transplants. Although in the last ten years the motor situation has worsened, he never lost his nerve and he used several strategies in order to improve his functions and make the environment more likely to have social interaction. By now, Ermanno has been using the manual wheelchair for three years. The adaptation of his house particularly enhanced the use of the bathroom. Outdoor spaces in the district have been partially modified to allow the passage of a wheelchair on the sidewalk after a request to the Local Authority. This project is aimed at further improving home accessibility and activities related to daily living (ADL). Moreover, in order to promote Ermanno’s need for autonomy when moving outside, we will proceed to the prescription of a power wheelchair. Currently, only part of this project has been realized, but the changes made so far have already led to an improvement of his quality of life and a lower burden of care.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2011
Dibenedetto M
Franco, age 16, motor disability: improving independence in mobility and communication
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Francesco is 16 years old and he is affected by Cerebral Palsy with severe vision problems, that had a great influence on his cognitive growth. He is a very lively and sociable boy. He has reached a moderate autonomy in walking. He attends a high school (first year) and a social and educational center. The project's purpose is to provide greater autonomy to Francesco. After a detailed analysis of assistive aids available a wise choice was made, taking into account the economic aspect.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: February 2005
Diozzi L
Mario, 63 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with ALS
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
In March 2004, Mario was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. From the moment the diagnosis was announced, Mario and his wife took initiative using the facilities of the National Law abatement barrier 13/89, thus installing a platform lift, and changing and partially renovating their apartment . Mario used both aids provided by the National Health System and creative and smart devices. Thanks to these solutions, Mario succeeded in fulfilling his desire of living comfortably at home and in the neighbourhood, until his death, occurred in July 2006.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2011
Farina E
Fabrizio, age 31, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) Fabrizio is 31 years old, is paraplegic from four, is independent, works and to short tu will go alone to living… would want something more. It wishes in fact to put themselves to the test, to try again the taste of the competition of the physical exercise. This job introduces a experience of professional assessment supported from a relationship of esteem and mutual confidence, that progressive grip of conscience of new developed needs of personal independence around the proposed sport activities has then carried Fabrizio to one: the Monoski and the ***Handybike. To the aim to answer adequately to the demands that came to me placed it has been important to follow a methodological path that it has previewed, in succession, the examination of the residual activity, the analysis of the needs and the expectations, the location of the activities more ***consone, the definition of a path of performance of the project and I use of the assistive devices characterized, the verification at a distance of the activities and theirs fallen back on the quality of life by means of questionnaires which the ***Q.U.E.S.T and the P.I.A.D.S.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: December 2005
Ferraro M
Paolo, age 23, motor disability: improving independence at home and work integration
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Because of an accident at work that caused the amputation of the patient's upper limbs a social and work reintegration - helped by suitable prostheses and technical aids - was planned.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2003
Festi C
Roberta, 43 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with Multiple Sclerosis
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Roberta is a young woman suffering from multiple sclerosis, characterized by hypertension, with tetraparesis, dysarthria and dysphagia. Roberta can’t express herself well and family members considered the proposal for a possible program aimed at improving communication: we have thus undertaken in collaboration with the Regional Centre for Assistive for AT a project aimed at evaluating a system of alternative communication. In parallel, the area of intervention has gradually expanded to include mobility and posture, in order to find solutions designed to lighten the load of assistive care and to improve comfort. Roberta is currently dependent in all activities of daily life and is no longer able to cooperate during transfers, thus totally charging her husband and the personal assistant. The seating system is no longer appropriate and Roberta prefers to remain lying on the sofa for most of the day: in this regard we have proposed a wheelchair with postural system in order to allow her to stay seated for several hours. The aim of this paper is to illustrate the path taken with Roberta to enhance her social participation and, if possible, prevent the risk of isolation. Through the integration of different skills and the service network, we would like to propose a global approach, not only oriented to the provision of services, but to the maximum autonomy as possible.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Gambino L
Chiara, age 27, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Intervention on the different domestic rooms to allow the maximum independence, facing itsstructural problems and the patient's motor difficulties.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2016
Ghirardelli M
Gio, age 61, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Several problems concerning motion and coordination were left by a pair of surgical interventions. The use of special assistive aids allowed a gradual but steady recovery of several domestic and social activities.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2003
Groppo G
Gabri, age 20, motor disability: improving independence at home and in the neighbourhood
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The assistive aid as a means for overcoming the limits imposed by the pathology and for improving knowledge of one's own body in order to reach greater independence.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2003
Guerri M
Francesca, age 12, motor disability: improving independence at home and school integration
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Importance of an aid evaluation in order to facilitate the assistance and to allow a correct positioning during the daily activities.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2003
Lazzarich C
Emanuele, 10 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Emanuele is a child, aged 10, suffering from progressive muscular dystrophy type Duchenne. He lives with his mother, a physiotherapist, that until now has coordinated on her own all professional interventions (physicians, pediatric neurology, pulmonologist, cardiologist, orthopedic technicians, etc..), as a response to the needs of her son. Now Emanuele’s mother is no more able to manage the situation by herself, as it has turned more difficult. We intervened in order to try to support her, focusing on five major issues concerning the autonomy of her son: the power wheelchair, the renovation of the bathroom, the accessibility of the home garden, the environment control and accessibility to personal computer. For each topic a specific project was formulated, each identifying needs, objectives and expected results.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2016
Marrocco F
Laura, age 23, motor disability: improving independence in mobility
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) Laura is a girl 22 years old, in 1992 them has been diagnosed the Ataxia of ***Friedreich. The progressive worsening of the symptoms has caused in 1996 the loss total of the deambulation and the necessity to use one wheelchair. In October 2004 it has begun the treatment in Occupational Therapy with the scope to estimate of the independence degree, tu given to the visible postural necessities the primary objective has become the substitution of the wheelchair and the location of an adapted system of posture. ***Dalle the motor assesments and ***dalle the functional assesments are emerged problematic postural that regard the trunk, the pelvis and the limbs are inferiors that advanced. The choice of a wheelchair and a postural system is assumed therefore that can resolve or compensate these problematic ones, that they are easily manageable from Laura and you give to its assistants and that they answer to the ergonomic principles. Once reaped all the necessary information the moment has been introduced to choose the more suitable assistive device. Beyond the personal knowledge and the obtained slight knowledge from several searches, in order to render possible most satisfactory and responsible the choice, the collaboration has been asked for SIVA (Service of Information and Assesment Assistive devices) of the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation of Milan. After a series of assessments and it encounters characterized from various tests, modifications and new evidences, one is arrives you to a solution and the indicated assistive device has been demanded through the direct supply of National the Sanitary Service. After the supply of the assistive devices it is proceeded to the training to the use and the management of the system by Laura and its Assistants. The obtained result have been demonstrated more than satisfactory tu the job cannot be considered concluded. It will be necessary to continue the training work in order to find always new such strategies from being able to use and to manage in optimal way the system. Control assesments are previewed that they verify in the time the effectiveness of the system in terms of functionality and independence. It is also important to verify that ***vanga carried out a careful maintenance in such way that the assistive device can always answer to requirement of emergency, effectiveness and stability and is fundamental to verify that, in the time, the expectations of Laura and its assistants regarding the entrusted system remain satisfactory.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: September 2006
Martinelli M
Paola, age 38, motor disability: improving independence in mobility and communication
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
After a severe car accident that caused a severe brain concussion, aids for seated posture and for communication were chosen to facilitate the patient's home reintegration.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2003
Menezello T; Andrich R
Giuseppe, age 68, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Adaptation of a small bathroom (180x165 cm) through building work on the house structure and choice of two assistive devices (a wheeled shower chair and a hoist) to maintain independence and make the assistance easier.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: April 2003
Montrucchio L
Marco, age 53, motor disability: improving independence at home and in the neighbourhood
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Despite a progressive and severely disabling disease, the use of suitable aids enabled the patient to keep a good level of independence and to maintain his social relations.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2003
Opezzo P
Gina, age 71, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Because of a hemiplegia, caused by a cerebral ischemia, a reorganization of the domestic environment was effected both with building work and with the adoption of some assistive devices. All this allowed reintegration and recovery to the everyday life activities.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: June 2003
Pigini L, Liverani G
Antonietta, 46 years old. Workplace adaptation for a bank employee, with an outcome of childhood polio
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Antonietta is a woman aged 46 with a disability recognized by 74% due to polio in childhood. She also suffers from bilateral carpal tunnel. Currently she uses a pair of crutches and canes for moving outdoors. Antonietta works as a clerk in a bank. This short presentation highlights potential risks arising from the performance of this particular work and presents a suitable design solution for her safety at work.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Pigini L, Liverani G
Bruno, 52 years old. Adaptation of the workplace for an English teacher, with myelopathy
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Bruno is a man aged 52 suffering from myelopathy with a disability recognized by 100%. Bruno uses a manual wheelchair, and is Professor of English, working at a major international language institute, but now gives English lessons at home, as the disease forces him to stay home for a long time. The type of task he has to carry out in itself is not characterized by a high level of risk but the case highlights some typical aspects of the home adaptation when having a disability. In this short presentation risks and inadequacies for home accessibility are highlighted, as well as the suitable design solution making the workplace more secure and protected.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Pigini L, Liverani G
Clara, 25 years old. Adaptation of the workplace for a person employed in bank, with hypotonia of the lower limbs
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Clara is a girl of 25 years suffering from a severe hypotonia of the lower limbs with a recognized disability of 100%. She always needs support for personal mobility and is and unable to move on her own except for short routes. Thanks to the Local Employment Service, she started working at a major Italian bank, as help-desk. In this short presentation potential risks arising from the performance of this particular work are highlighted, as well as the suitable design solution making the workplace more secure and protected.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Pigini L, Liverani G
Nadia, 37 years old. Home adaptation for a person with paraplegia
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Nadia is a woman aged 37 who, after a car accident occurred in 2002, remained paraplegic. The disability has been recognized by 100%. As Nadia can no longer teach physical education, she works part time as a clerk and lives in a rented flat she adapted for herself. Although Nadia has already introduced many devices to carry on housework independently, inadequacies and potential risks linked to her home accessibility are highlighted, as well as the suitable design solution making the house more secure and protected also as a workplace.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Pigini L, Liverani G
Stefano, 46 years old. Workplace adaptation for an employee with muscular dystrophy
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Stefano is a man aged 46 suffering from a particular form of muscular dystrophy, for which he was granted an accompanying disability by 100%. At present his major problems are the control of legs, balance and reduced muscle strength. Stefano works for a social cooperative that operates in the field of services for people with disabilities. In this short presentation inadequacies and potential risks arising from the performance of this particular work are highlighted, as well as the suitable design solution making the workplace more secure and protected.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Porcella B
Gabriele, age 56, motor disability: improving independence in communication by means of eye-gaze
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Gabriele: a clear and subtle mind trapped in a body that doesn't respond to commands. An ictus relegated him to the immobility and to a persistent silence from which he would like to escape, satisfying his fundamental needs: communication, interaction with the world, expression of feelings and thoughts. Gabriele can only communicate through his eyelids: looking up means yes, half-opening the eyes means no. With a 21 yellow and green letters table, he becomes a marksman of the alphabet. Yet his disease has been finally defeated by the patient's will and motivation and by the intelligence of the carers who believed in new technologies. This experience presents the experimentation results of a new eye-blink driven sensor for PC.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: February 2005
Proverbio L
Lando, age 35, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Despite a progressive and severely disabling disease it was possible, through the choice of special aids and the training of the family and the caregivers, to avoid hospitalization and assure an adequate home reintegration.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: June 2003
Rescigno L
Elena, 15 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with an outcome of severe head injury
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
This paper presents the story of a 15 years old girl that one day, apparently similar to another, going out of school has a car accident. The awakening after the four long, agonizing days in a coma reassures her family, but for Elena is just the beginning of a long journey full of changes and of situations in which it is hard to accept a reality and a body that she does not recognize as hers. The paper describes the progressive return of Elena to a life still to be lived and felt though the circumstances have changed. In particular, we focused on the solutions chosen for mobility (wheelchair with the seating system), for the return home (removal of architectural barriers at home), for personal autonomy and communication (alphabetical communicator and later communication software).
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Robol E
Paoletto, 14 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with Menkes disease
Portale SIVA FondazioneDon Carlo Gnocchi
Paoletto today is 14 years old and from his birth is affected by Menkes disease, a rare genetic disease and rapidly progressive. The genetic alteration results in a lack of intestinal absorption and intracellular transport of copper (coenzyme essential to man, especially during the growth and neuromotor development) that leads to a serious damage at neurological, visceral and musculoskeletal levels. Our rehabilitation services started during his first month of life, adopting an integrated approach (neuromotor and speech therapy). The areas of intervention have focused on internal and external mobility (including access to the garden), accessibility to transportation, personal care, posture, e-accessibility and writing, interpersonal communication, integrations of AT within the educational pathways.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2011
Roggiani N
Emiliano, age 19, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
After a car accident, that caused a brain concussion and a spinal cord lesion, an evaluation of the most suitable aids for the seated posture was undertaken in order to maintain the patient's autonomy.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2003
Russolo F
Gabriella, 51 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with an outcome of cerebral aneurysm
Portale SIVA FondazioneDon Carlo Gnocchi
Gabriella is a woman of 50 years. In October 2007 she was stricken by a cerebral haemorrhage due to rupture of aneurysm. This event led to very serious motor and cognitive damages: Gabriella remains paretic in all 4 limbs, with significant psychomotor slowing, at first carried a PEG.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2011
Sanrocchi S
Francesco, 50 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with an outcome of stroke
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Francesco is aged 50 and in 2005 had a cerebral hemorrhage, that damaged both the motor abilities, resulting in hemiplegia, with aphasia and cognitive abilities, with aphasia, attention and body image disorders. This project aims to bring attention to the path that was made by Francesco, his family and all professionals who followed him. The hardest part of this work was the family’s acceptation of an unexpected situation, leading to a sudden new planning of life in general. Thanks to a close collaboration with the family and especially a strong motivation by Francesco, the solutions adopted granted a better quality of life for him. The main objectives of this project were the provision of aids and then the return home of Francesco, more and more the protagonist of his own choices.
Year of publication: 2007
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Sponza R
Matteo, age 55, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) Matteo is married, has a son 15 years old, is sport, loves the mountain, the long walks and the climbs. In the 2000 it comes to it diagnosed the Amyothrophic lateral sclerosis. ***Sin dal our first Matteo meeting has expressed the necessity of wanting to participate in first person on every thing that the cares, it wants to know all in the particular minimums also on the choice of the assistive devices. With Matteo and its family much sincere open has been established endured a dialog and, and of full collaboration. The first assistive devices of which Matteo it has had need have been sticks and springs of ***Codivilla; in according to time they have joined of the minimal modifications acclimatizes them (shackles to the walls of the bath, slide for the access to ***terrazzo) and the supply of one chair bathtub and a rise ***wc. With passing of the months, the motor deficits of Matteo are such to force it in wheelchair, and for the outputs it also comes supplied a stairclimber to crawler tracks. In 2004 Matteo by now passes great part of the day to bed: it comes before supplied therefore a bed electrical worker with a mattress in fiber silicon quarry and then to air, an hoist for the transfers and one personalized wheelchair, and on its explicit demand one comfortable chair. In January 2005, Matteo dies to house its assisted ***dalla the wife and ***dal the ***com'era son its will, having he refused the ***terapuetico fury and the hospital admission in hospital.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2016
Tisot M
Tato, 18 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with epidermolysis
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
This paper concerns a case of a 18 years old boy, diagnosed with severe dystrophic epidermolysis, requiring a prescription for a new power wheelchair. Tato attends high school, supported by a teacher for assistance. Tato benefits of home care (nursing), and is followed by various specialists, but there is no meeting point between these various health and social figures. During counselling sessions Tato highlighted the need to have a more active social life outside the family and greater autonomy from the teacher at school. The project, will deal not only with the choice of the wheelchair and its customization, but also with manipulation aspect, the independent use of computer and the evaluation of devices already in use both at home and at school. The aim is also to create a multidisciplinary team of professionals, working in synergy.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Tonussi E
Clemy, age 52, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Clemy is a 52 year old woman affected by spastic-dystonic tetraplegia as a consequence of perinatal suffering. She is completely independent in personal care, transfers and eating. Since her childhood she has tried to be independent in movements, in her personal choices and most of all in communication. Because of a sudden motor impairment, now Clemy can't use her electronic wheelchair any more and she has difficulties in maintaining the seated posture, which causes pain to her. She also finds it tiring to use the PC that she controls with a metal point fixed to her left foot and a standard keyboards with shield. Clemy would like to be independent in calling for help any time she needs to do it. She also would like to take a weight off her mother, who looks after her during transfers and in the bathroom.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: February 2005
Tovo B
Roberta, age 61, motor disability: improving mobility and seating
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Despite the severe motor problems of the patient, the use of suitable assistive devices allowed a good level of autonomy and pressure sore prevention. A less demanding level of assistance was also possible.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2003
Vannini R
Nicoletta, age 20, motor disability: improving independence at home
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
A car accident caused a tetraplegia and required lower limbs amputation. A global rehabilitation program that allows home reintegration and a good level of autonomy in everyday life activities is required. The evaluation of suitable aids and prostheses is fundamental for home reintegration with a reasonably demanding level of assistance.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2003
Verza R
Mattia, age 8, motor disability: improving independence at home and school integration
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The use of assistive devices enables the child to do everyday and school activities with other children without needing any considerable adult people intervention.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2003
AAATE
AAATE position paper: A 2003 view on Technology and Disability
AAATE
This document presents an official view of AAATE (Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe) on the current situation of research, development and availability of assistive technologies. It points out priority areas for the various stakeholders involved in the assistive technology domain, such as policy makers, funding agencies, researchers, industry, public service delivery systems. It also discusses the new challenges put by today’s quick pace of technology innovation, whose impact on the people’s lifestyle may even require a re-definition of the concept of assistive technology. The document is divided into 6 chapters: 1) Introduction 2) Role and relevance of Assistive Technology 3) Priority areas within the assistive technology domain 4) New challenges ahead 5) A key player: industry and 6) AAATE in brief. AAATE is the European interdisciplinary Scientific Society specifically focused on assistive technologies.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Not published
Last update: May 2013
AAATE
Socio-economic assessment of assistive technology in service delivery practice
Proceedings of the AAATE 2008 International Workshop (Milano, 25-26/09/2008)
Nowadays, there is an increasing demand for evidence of the cost-effectiveness of assistive technologies. Policy makers and financing agencies need such information to properly allocate resources, control how efficiently they are used, stimulate the market, identify priority areas for research, understand possible wider implications at an overall societal level; professionals working in health care and social services – within today’s climate of accountability calling for evidence based practice - need to know whether their AT choices have proved effective within the rehabilitation programme, useful for the client, and efficient in using resources; industrialists need evidence of the added value their products or services may offer in comparison to those of other competitors; users and user organisations require to be fully involved in decision making processes and bring their expertise in this discussion. Studies on this subject started to appear in literature quite recently. Most of them are still struggling with fundamental research questions; others work at developing, field-testing and validating specific instruments or methodologies; overall, knowledge has greatly advanced on this topic in the recent years. However, it seems that transfer of such knowledge into policy development and service delivery practice is still in the early stages. The AAATE 2008 International Workshop offered a significant contribution on this issue. It brought together experts from all over the world that have developed expertise in this subject or are carrying out significant field experiences. The workshop included invited speakers, round table and discussion sessions. It gave the opportunity to all participants to learn from each other’s experience, to investigate how socio-economic assessment mechanisms could be integrated into service delivery practice, and discuss possible roadmaps for all actors involved, including the AAATE, to promote advancement on this topic.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Not published
Last update: May 2013
AAATE, EASTIN
Service Delivery System in Europe: Position Paper 2013
AAATE (Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe), EASTIN (European Assistive Technology Information Network)
The purpose of this paper is to indicate a framework for exploiting the role of assistive technology (AT) in supporting care and participation of people with disabilities and elderly people through appropriate service delivery systems (SDS). The first chapter (Background) discusses the reasons why the Scientific Society AAATE and the EASTIN Association deemed useful to produce a position paper on this issue, based on the findings of an international workshop held in Copenhagen in 2012. The second chapter (The scope of an AT SDS), discusses the concept of assistive solutions – intended as individualised interventions providing users with appropriate environmental facilitators (AT products, personalised environmental modifications, personal assistance) to overcome disability and enable participation in all aspects of life – and the mission of a SDS – ensuring that all people with disabilities can access appropriate assistive solutions that are able to support autonomy in their life environment. The paper also points out that AT service delivery policies should be well coordinated with accessibility policies i.e. those related to infrastructural interventions ensuring that the mainstream environment, products and services are usable by all people, including those with reduced function or who depend on assistive technology. The third chapter (Basic features of an AT SDS) discusses why public SDS are needed for AT, what the main AT SDS models are, and how a SDS process can be described and monitored in terms of quality. The discussion is organised into answers to eight research questions. The last chapter (Some recommendations) provides a number of useful recommendations for those who are engaged in the design, development and implementation of AT SDS policies. The recommendations are clustered round the six SDS quality indicators suggested by the European HEART Study: Accessibility, Competence, Coordination, Efficiency, Flexibility, User Influence.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Not published
Last update: May 2013
Andrich R
Cost analysis of assistive technology and other enviromental facilitators: the SCAI (Siva Cost Analysis Instrument)
Milano: Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
The SCAI instrument was designed to help clinicians estimate the economic aspects of the provision of assistive technology (AT) solutions to individual users. Use of the instrument involves three steps: 1) describing the objectives of the individual AT programme 2) establishing the sequence and the timing of all the interventions that form the programme 3) compiling a cost calculation table for each AT solution. The last distinguishes between social costs (the sum of all material and human resources mobilised by the intervention) and the financial plan (the actual disbursement of money over time by all actors involved). The social cost is the main indicator of the economic significance of the AT solution: alternative solutions should be compared in terms of their social cost. The financial plan identifies the expenditure, i.e. the cash that should be dispensed by the funding actors during the programme lifecycle. The SCAI is not primarily intended as a decision-making tool; it ought to be looked at as an informative tool that adds to clinical assessment so as to make clinicians and users aware of the economic consequences of their decisions.
Year of publication: 2011
Type of document: Not published
Last update: November 2011
Andrich R
Fundamentals of assistive technology
Portale SIVA
(text automatically translated from Italian) Leaving ***dalla the definition of the concepts of technical assistive device and accessibility, a classification of the assistive devices based on their role in the rehabilitation process is proposed and of social inclusion of the person with disability, distinguishing them between ***protesici, ***ortesici assistive devices, adapted to you, it acclimatizes them, charitable, therapeutic and ***cogniti to you. The aspects are analyzed therefore to consider for one correct assesment of the individual needs of the person, in relation to the choice of the appropriated technological solutions more for the personal independence and the charitable support, in relation to the objectives to pursue (activity of the daily life, school, job, free time etc…), to the familiar context and alive the physical environment where the person. From this analysis they gush proposed methodological and instruments of job on like organizing the job of assesment, chosen and prescription of the assistive devices in the within of the rehabilitative process.
Year of publication: 2011
Type of document: Not published
Last update: September 2011
Andrich R
Fundamentals of outcome measurement for assistive technology
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Not published
Last update: April 2013
Andrich R, Bucciarelli P, Liverani G, Occhipinti E, Pigini L
Disability and work: a possible combination. Methods and experiences in worksites and work-processes design for people with mobility impairment
Milano, Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) It is not enough to ensure access to the workplace and adapt spaces and equipment to ensure that the worker with disabilities can exercise its tasks independently, comfortable and productive. It 'also important to ensure that the worker can maintain their ability to work in the long term. Some tasks, in fact, can expose the worker movements and efforts that lead to a gradual worsening of their functional limitations, resulting in worsening of disability both at work and in other activities of daily living. Much can be done to prevent such risks through reasonable accommodation (reasonable accommodation). The concept of adaptation incorporates the issues of overall working environment, individualized redesign of the workplace, the adoption of technical aids useful to facilitate work tasks, the reorganization of processes and workflows and 'possible support for personal assistance. The concept of sustainability evokes the principle of "do not force the employer to disproportionate investment." This report represents the first systematic analysis of the work of matter, and therefore provides information and insights useful in various areas: 1) the operators in the field of disabilities, particularly those engaged in rehabilitation, counseling and technical aids in the insertion working, and 2) to occupational physicians, as sheds new light on the issues of risk analysis and highlights the potential for solutions - today often overlooked - technical adaptation of the work environment, and 3) to employers and their safety technicians, highlighting new aspects of safety in the workplace and new possibilities for solving them.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Not published
Last update: June 2016
Andrich R, Pilati G (a cura di)
Assistive Technologies in the individual empowerment programme of persons with disabilities
Documento di Lavoro Seminario di Ricerca “Tecnologie, ausili e soluzioni professionali per l’autonomia possibile delle persone con disabilità” (Malosco, 20-23/07/2008). Fondazione Zancan Onlus e Fondazione Don Gnocchi Onlus, 2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) In the face of a technological development that provides people with disabilities even more powerful tools for functional recovery, for personal autonomy, to the education and job placement, the organization of health services effort to accommodate such opportunities in their processes. Interventions that should be synergistic and coordinated by its very nature as the provision of assistive technology, the works of improvement of the living environment, the assignment of personal assistance, follow channels legislative and organizational aspects, often leaving the user the to extricate themselves knocking at various "gates" to more without the certainty of finding the appropriate skills to develop effective responses. On these issues, he has experimented with the interdisciplinary group of experts gathered at the Seminar of Research, "" Assistive Tecnology and professional solutions for the possible independence of people with disabilities ", held in Malone (TN) 20 to 23 July 2008 for a joint initiative Foundation Zancan of Padua and the Don Gnocchi Foundation in Milan. During the seminar, we analyzed how it could be possible to integrate these interventions into a single project, formalized and it may be known at all times the case manager, and how the unity of the project is essential to make the 'effective intervention - from the point of view of the citizen witnessed - and efficient - in accordance with the optimal use of the resources allocated to the health system. Precisely in terms of effectiveness and efficiency , scientific research has shown extensively as assistive technologies, if provided in an appropriate manner, allowing to achieve important economies on interventions, sometimes measurable on one or two orders of magnitude. The current national system of prosthetic assistance has not been properly organized to detect these economies.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Not published
Last update: April 2013
Andrich R, Vincenti S
The Italian assistive technology provision system: a summary of the core regulations
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Responsibilities for AT provision in Italy reside mainly with the National Health System (NHS), but there are also regulations at regional level and other benefits and sector-specific provisions, thus leading to a complex legislation regulating this domain. This document is therefore intended to provide an overall reference frame, offering guidance on regulations in force and on opportunities to apply for funding. The different settings “home, everyday life”/”employment” and “education” are analysed separately, providing indications on the main pieces of legislation, as well as on the system of delivery, according to national regulations and regional policies.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Not published
Last update: May 2013
Caracciolo A
Assistive products for the restroom
Milano: Portale Siva Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
A room you frequently use is the bathroom. This is also an environment full of obstacles for people with disability or motor difficulties. This article focuses on special equipment and useful tecniques for a better use of the elements lying in the bathroom, included those little objects that can make the everyday activities easier.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Not published
Last update: May 2013
Caracciolo A
Powered wheelchairs and outdoor mobility assistive products
Milano: Portale Siva Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Technical aids that allow independent and quick movements are more and more required as a complement or an alternative to the manual wheelchair. The market offers an increasing number of products matching these requirements. In this case, like every time you choose an assistive device, evaluating the features that can fully meet the specific needs is extremely important.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Not published
Last update: May 2013
Caracciolo A
Beds
Milano: Portale Siva Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
How often have you looked forward to lie down on a comfortable bed at the end of a hard day? Yet in particular situations the simple thought to lie down can rise strain and worry. This can be due to the inadequacy of the bed. Several kinds of bed exist that are specifically designed for people with special needs. As already said, the comfort in use depends not only on the position of the patient on the mattress, but also on the ease of getting in and out of the bed and of moving in it. These features should be taken into account when looking for a new bed. As already said, the comfort in use depends not only on the position of the patient on the mattress, but also on the ease of getting in and out of the bed and of moving in it. These features should be taken into account when looking for a new bed.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Not published
Last update: May 2013
Caracciolo A
Hoists
Milano: Portale Siva Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Evaluating and choosing an appropriate hoist that enables the transfer of a disabled person through different environments (at home or in a care center) is one of the main problems concerning the carers, either relatives or health professionals. There is a lot of choice of hoists, but the variety of needs and environments requires an in-depth assessment. Strictly related to the choice of the hoist is the evaluation of a suitable harness that guarantees comfortable and safe transfer and raising.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Not published
Last update: May 2016
Ministero della Salute
List of Assistive Products eligible for provision by the Italian National Health Service (DPCM 12/01/2017)
Gazzetta Ufficiale 18/03/2017
The "Nomenclatore Tariffario" is the list of the assistive product categories that are eligible for provision by the Italian National Health Service, upon medical prescription. It is not a stand-alone document: it is part of a Governmental Decree (DPCM 12/01/2017) which establishes the basic levels of care (LEA) due to any citizen. The enclosed downloadable file collects all sections of the Decree related to prosthetic assistance. The first part (excerpt from Official Gazette 18/3/2017) reports the articles concerning the supply of single-use medical devices (article 10/11/12) and the provision of assistive products (Article 17/18/19). The following sections report Annex 2 of the DPCM (List of single-use devices), Directory 1 of Annex 5 (List of custom-made assistive Products), Directory 2a of Annex 5 (List of off-the-shelf assistive products that need to be fitted by qualified technicians), Directory 2b of Annex 5 (List of off-the-shelf assistive products that are ready for use), Annex 11 (Provision procedures for single-use medical devices) and Annex 12 (Provision procedures for assistive products).
Year of publication: 2017
Type of document: Not published
Last update: May 2018
Occhi E
Assistive products for walking
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Sticks, tripods and four point canes, forearm crutches, underarm crutches, rollators, walkers, are the most frequently used assistive products to assist walking of persons with motor impairment. This article mainly focuses on devices manipulated by one arm, and provides some notes on devices to be manipulated by both upper limbs.
Year of publication: 2016
Type of document: Not published
Last update: April 2016
Salatino C, Andrich R, Desideri L
Assistive technology outcome measures: a literature review.
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Objectives: Identifying outcome measures for individual assistive technology (AT) interventions, applicable to any kind of assistive products. Study design: Literature review. Methods: Three investigators searched and reviewed scientific papers published in sector journals in the past 13 years in relation to AT outcome measures. Results: 53 papers met the inclusion criteria. Overall, they describe 86 measures. 37 of them were found to be related to the outcome of the whole rehabilitation process rather than to AT purposely. 41 are restricted to specific categories of AT products. Only five are actually applicable to any AT products: FIATS, IPPA, PIADS, QUEST, and SCAI. In addition, three further measures were found that - although unable to fully capture the AT outcome if used alone - can add useful information on the quality of the AT intervention (KWAZO, SATS) and the individual predisposition to AT use (ATD-PA). Conclusions: A careful monitoring of the achieved outcome is an essential aspect of any individual AT interventions. This study provides a list of measures that help monitoring the intervention effectiveness and cost.
Year of publication: 2018
Type of document: Not published
Last update: June 2019
Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità
WHO Priority Assistive Products List
World Health Organization, Geneve 2016
The WHO APL (which stands for "World Health Organization Assistive Products List") includes 50 categories of assistive products that are considered "priority" or "essential" by the Worls Health Organization (WHO): those products that are highly needed, an absolute necessity to maintain or improve an individual’s functioning and which need to be available at a price the community/state can afford. The List has been adopted by the WHO Assembly on May 24, 2016, and will be probably updated in the future.
Year of publication: 2016
Type of document: Fact sheets
Last update: June 2016
Andrich R
Fundamentals in Assistive Technology
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
Lecture providing on overview of assistive technologies and their role in individual programmes related to rehabilitation, autonomy and social integration. On the ground of the ICF classification of the World Health Organisation and of recent findings in scientific literature and clinical practice, this lecture helps classify the various types of assistive technology against their function and their impact on the organisation of daily life activities. It also suggests criteria for judging their appropriateness, effectiveness and utility in relation to each individual case.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Andrich R
Cost-Outcome analysis of assistive technology
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
An assistive solution can be considered appropriate when it meets two criteria: effectiveness (achievement of the expected outcomes) and efficiency (making optimal use of resources). The most appropriate efficiency indicator is the additional social cost, i.e. the overall amount of the costs incurred by all stakeholders (user, service, health, entities etc ...), minus the overall amount of costs that same actors would bear in the absence of the assistive solution. The purchase price of the assistive products is just a part of the total investment, hence is not a valid cost indicator. The additional social cost must be measured considering the entire life cycle of the equipment, in view of the results that we intend to achieve (outcome) and the cost of the "non-solution" (i.e. the social cost which would be incurred in case no assistive solution were implemented). The social cost of "non-solution" is often higher than the social cost of the solution, as the latter decreases the burden of assistance and provides the users (and their family or network) with greater autonomy. The lecture ends with illustrating an instrument able to measure of the additional social cost of assistive solution: the SCAI (Siva Cost Analysis Instrument), developed by the Don Gnocchi Foundation within a research programme funded by the Ministry of Health.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: October 2019
Andrich R
User education for independent living: methods and instruments
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
The lecture suggests methodologies and tools for the education of persons with disabilities to autonomy, intended as the ability to take control over their own lives and their own choices, to enter into relationships with others, and to become protagonists in society. The path that leads from the recognition of a need for the implementation of its solution is discussed, highlighting the need to help the users develop assistive-technology-related knowledge and basic skills by means of appropriate educational programs. In this regard the European study EUSTAT (Empowering Users Through Assistive Technology) developed a set of educational materials guidelines for building inclusion culture in the community.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: October 2019
Andrich R
Assistive technology provision in Italy: the legislation and regulatory framework
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
The lecture provides a systematic overview of the current regulations on the provision of assistive technology at national and regional level. It also illustrates the related procedures, and the fiscal benefits for those who purchase assistive technology products at their own expenses. The regulations are clustered round five categories: the National Health Service Prosthetic Assistance Scheme; the fiscal benefits eligibility scheme (reduced Vat and deductions in the Annual Tax Declaration); the contributions for removal of architectural barriers; the contributions for cars adaptation; the independent living budget schemes, available in some Regions; and the reimbursements by private Insurance Companies.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Andrich R
Organizing Assistive Technology Centres
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
The lecture analyzes the assistive devices assessment/choice process and the fundamental role of Assistive Technology Centres within the process. Criteria and instruments are suggested that can be useful in various stages of the process (competences/skills needed within the team, logistics, assistive products exhibition, intake methods and work protocols). Examples of good practice are presented from foreign assistive technology centres as well as from the Italian AT centres network (GLIC). The lecture proceeds with illustrating the major informative resources available in Italy SIVA Portal, Essediquadro, other Web Sites) and worldwide (EASTIN and the connected national databases) and the scientific Societies that are active in this sector (AAATE, RESNA etc.). Finally, the lecture suggests some quality indicators (accessibility, competence, coordination, flexibility, efficiency, user infuence), as basis for comparison between the Italian service delivery system and the systems of other European Countries.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: October 2019
Andrich R
Assessment and certification of assistive devices
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
The lecture provides a general framework for assistive technology assessment. The first part discusses various aspects of functional and technical assessment, such as safety, quality, functionality, usability, referring to regulations and certification standards issued by national (UNI), international (ISO) and European (CEN) standadization Bodies. Some assessment checklists are described, such as the 17 criteria proposed by A.Batavia and G.Hammer (1990), the 7 criteria proposed by the European Institute on Design and Disability (1998) and the European handbook USERFIT (1996). In the second part, the lesson discussed the fundamentals of individualized assessment, based on three concepts: competence (whether the assistive solution achieves the goals) reaches the target), consonance (whether the user is comfortable with it) and contextuality (whether it fits the context). In the third part, the lesson investigates socio-economic aspects, such as effectiveness (objectives achieved), usefulness (user-perceived value) and cost-efficiency.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: October 2019
Andrich R
Fundamentals of outcome assessment for assistive technnology
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
The appropriateness of an assistive solution can be estimated on the basis of its effectiveness in answering to the objectives for which it has been chosen, of its usefullness or significance for the quality of life of the customer, of its efficiency in relation to the economic investment. After describing the fundamentals of assistive technology outcome analysis - based on the ICF paradigm (International Classification of the Disability, the Operation and the Health), the lecture presents three validated outcome instruments: the QUEST, the PIADS and the IPPA.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: October 2019
Andrich R
Individual assessment of assistive products within rehabilitation programmes
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
The lecture discusses the issue related to the assessment and selection of assistive solutions within individual rehabilitation programmes. It suggests a methodology that helps to schedule the assessment in the various stages of the programme in order to achieve a clinically valid and user-accepted choice, with a verifiable long-term outcome. As a matter of fact, assistive technology is too-often carried out too late, at the end of the programme or even later, withoug adequate time for trials, familiarization and training. The lecture illustrate some tools that prevent that risk, by carrying out preliminary assessments in earlier stages of the programmes and facilitate the definition of the objectives to be achieved. Finaly, the lecture suggests a self-administered quality assessment grid that helps understand how well the local assistive technology service delivery system works.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: October 2019
Andrich R (a cura di)
Course “Assistive Technologies for independent living and participation”
Dispense Corso "Tecnologie per l'autonomia e la partecipazione delle Persone con Disabilità"
This postgraguate Course provides a comprehensive knowledge on assistive technologies for persons with disabilities, related to all major areas of life such as independence at home, mobility, communication, relationships, participation in society, school and work. The educational programme includes both theoretical and hands-on laboratory sessions. The intended audience mainly includes rehabilitation (physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, prosthetists/orthotists, etc.), education and social professionals.
Year of publication: 2018
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Caracciolo A
Seating system
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) Greatest availability of assistive devices for the posture with numerous possibilities of adaptation is today one. That however does not guarantee the resolution of a therapeutic participation without a careful assesment carried out from operating competent. The document proposes one in the first place methodology for the corrected assesment of the assistive device. It follows a detailed analysis of the single elements that compose a postural system.
Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: February 2013
Caracciolo A
Guidelines for individual assistive technology assessment
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) The lecture examines the various aspects of the intended evaluation work aids such as specialist service "focal", ie in which the user does not? taken over in a rehabilitation program, but consults during a single session to get an indication of the most assistive technologies? appropriate to their case. Using various case studies related to DAT Service (Home Automation, Products, Occupational Therapy) Don Gnocchi Foundation in Milan, the lecture examines the working methods, the modalities? communication with the user and mode? Reporting (drafting of Aids Evaluation Report).
Year of publication: 2018
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: April 2018
Caracciolo A
Manual wheelchairs
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: May 2013
Ferrarin M, Mazzoleni P
Fundamentals of motor function analysis
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) The aim of the lesson is to introduce the tools and biomechanical models for quantitative analysis of human movement, in its components kinematics, dynamics and electromyographic. Also describes the main variables that are useful in setting the therapeutic treatment / rehabilitation and monitoring of its effects. Finally, some applications are illustrated instrumental analysis of the movement in the following areas: project development of innovative orthotic for the journey in paraplegia, analysis of the biomechanical effects of the use of orthotics AFO in walking, analysis of the direct and indirect effects of guardians of the hand in treatment of focal dystonia of the upper limb. Finally, you will commonly used protocols in the laboratories of the Center IRCCS S. Maria Nascente for setting the therapeutic treatment / rehabilitation and for monitoring its effects.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: May 2013
Maurizio S
Accessibility in natural environment
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
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Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Maurizio S
Home organization for independent living
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lesson that illustrates the basic elements of accessibility to be taken into account in the design of the home, in the arrangement of furniture and equipment, in the organization of the activities of daily living. It focuses in particular on the accessibility of buildings, of bathroom and of kitchens.
Year of publication: 2018
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: March 2018
Occhi E
Rehabilitation clinic and assistive technology
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) The rehabilitation process is a bio-psycho-social aims at promoting disabled person in the best possible quality of life through a specific intervention directed on the same subject (rehabilitation medicine) and an intervention on the context, targeted killing of those physical and psychological barriers that may hinder market integration (environmental adaptations). Aids, "set of tools and tricks that allow you to do what otherwise would not be possible to do because of their own limitations, or to do so with less effort, more safely, faster and acceptable" constitute a means of rehabilitation, inserted at the right time and integrated with other therapeutic tools available (therapeutic exercise, drugs, surgery, functional, etc.). allows you to achieve autonomy would otherwise be impossible. After a general introduction about the relationship between rehabilitation and aids, and after a general overview on the different categories of aids, describes the process that, starting from a detailed assessment of the problems presented by the person with disabilities, leading to the identification, and then to prescription of 'aid, emphasizing the importance of education and to verify the use of the same short-term and long-term efficacy and utility.
Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: April 2013
Occhi E
Fundamentals of biomechanics, orthoses and walking aids
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
(text automatically translated from Italian) The first part of the lesson is devoted to the analysis of normal walking, with particular reference to kinematics, kinetics and neuromuscular events. Below is a description of the way in some pathological forms of disability (subjects with cerebral palsy, people with bone and joint diseases, spinal cord injured subjects, subjects with lesions of the peripheral nervous system), distinguishing, within patterns observed, defects, primary and secondary , and remuneration. Are then processed hypotheses on the possible therapeutic solutions with particular reference to the orthotics and assistive devices. Of these devices are described characteristics and, in particular, the mechanism of action. Particular attention is paid to the analysis and interpretation of the signs and the process that, starting from the latter, take you through interdisciplinary work including, among other figures, even the fundamental orthotist, the correct choice of the garrison, and after the verification of its effectiveness and utility
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Oggioni A
Devices and adaptations for driving the car independently
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lesson in slides that introduces numerous solutions thoughts in order to allow to the persons persons with disability to guide. They come here described to the possible adaptations of the motor vehicle and the assistive devices for the income and the output from it. They follow signals on the norm that regulated the by subject attainment of the patent with motor disabilities.
Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: March 2013
Pigini L
Examples of use of SIVA and EASTIN Portals in assessment and choice of Assistive Technologies.
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The lecture illustrates the main funcionalities of SIVA and EASTIN Portals useful in the assessment and choice of Assitive Technologies. SIVA portal is presented in its parts with didactic examples through a path that takes the learners to be able to use it as a guide for AT assessment, prescription and supply. EASTIN Portal (European Assistive Technology Network www.eastin.eu) is introduced, european information network on Assistive Technologies, able to offer an overview on products present on european market. The Portal SIVA database of products let the user carry out searches through different modalities, depending on the information in possession and on contingent necessity. Siva Portal, besides to the database containing Assistive Technologies, Companies, Centers, makes available a wide archive of documents connected to the tipologies of products present on the database, such as deepening sheets, case studies and ideas, and others more general such as articles, lectures, monografic sheets, work tools, thesis, manuals or books. Further instruments useful for formation, information and exchange of knowledge between operators, familiars, caregivers are vademecum, glossary, news, tele-desk, webinars.
Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: January 2016
Redazione Portale SIVA
Webinars of the SIVA Portal 2012
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
These 10 webinars scheduled for 2012 focus on the latest assistive devices, and are addressed mainly to rehabilitation professionals. The first part includes a summary of the new AT added within SIVA and EASTIN databases. Following to it, two presentations are delivered, by specialists coming from selected companies. The last minutes of the conference are devoted to participants' questions. The recordings of all the webinars are available at the following links.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: May 2013
Redazione Portale SIVA
Webinars of the SIVA Portal 2013
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
These 10 webinars scheduled for 2012 focus on the latest assistive devices, and are addressed mainly to rehabilitation professionals. The first part includes a summary of the new AT added within SIVA and EASTIN databases. Following to it, two presentations are delivered, by specialists coming from selected companies. The last minutes of the conference are devoted to participants' questions. The recordings of all the webinars are available at the following links.
Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: May 2013
Redazione Portale SIVA
Sebinars of the SIVA Portal 2004
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
These 8 webinars scheduled for 2004 focus on the latest assistive devices, and are addressed mainly to rehabilitation professionals. The recordings of all the webinars are available at the following links.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: January 2014
Redazione Portale SIVA
Sebinars of the SIVA Portal 2005
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
These 7 webinars scheduled for 2004 focus on the latest assistive devices, and are addressed mainly to rehabilitation professionals. The recordings of all the webinars are available at the following links.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: January 2014
Saruggia M
Electronic wheelchairs
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) The lesson illustrates the basic elements for the selection and customization of the power wheelchair. The first lesson outlines the possible candidates for this help and describes the main characteristics of use, highlighting the differences with the manual wheelchair, and finally provides an overview of the most common types of power wheelchairs. Are highlighted technical characteristics, which affect the choice depending on the environment of use, such as the type of traction; also discusses the alternative commands based on the residual function of the user. Is then described and commented on an Experimental Protocol for the supply of the power wheelchair for outdoor use, including neuropsychological tests and practical driving tests on internal and external routes. The protocol was drawn up in collaboration with the Milan ASL, to verify the fitness to drive.
Year of publication: 2018
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: March 2018
Spagnolin A
Powered and manual wheelchairs
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
The lecture illustrated the fundamentals of the choice and the personalization of manual and electric wheelchairs
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Steffan I
Survey of the Italian legislation on accessibility
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The lecture illustrates the current legislative and normative framework at national and regional level on accessibility of public and private spaces, structures and services. After an in-depth analysis of the concepts of architectural barriers and accessibility and the related glossary (Barrier-free design, Inclusive Design, Universal Design, Design for All, etc.), the lecture explains the issues and the implications on the design process of the accessibility legislation: in particular, DPR 503/1996 (related to public buildings, spaces and services); DM 236/1989 (connected to accessibility, visitability and adaptability of private buildings and public housing, that has become the technical normative reference at national level, for all interventions); law 6/1989 of Region Lombardia and finally those articles of DPR 380/2001 (the main law in the construction field) that have an influence on accessibility.
Year of publication: 2018
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: February 2018
Steffan I
Mobility of frail people in the urban environment
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The lecture analyses the themes of usability, safety and pleasantness of urban spaces from the point of view of pedestrian users, also mentioning international researches on intermediate and entry areas to the city. In particular, it analyses the several issues about mobility, orientation, perception of spaces faced by people with motor, sensorial and cognitive disabilities, by elderly people, children, foreign people and people with temporary impairments. Furthermore, the lecture suggests design criteria to improve the usability of these spaces, pathways, equipment, services, signs (in urban and architectural planning and environmental communication) in terms of compatibility with different needs, abilities and expectations and it illustrates them through examples of good practices implemented in different cities, both in Italy and worldwide.
Year of publication: 2018
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: February 2018
Von Prondzinski S
The environment in relation to visual disabilities
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
Starting from the new model of disability provided by the ICF, the lecture analyzes relationships between health conditions and the life context of a person with vision problems. Particular attention is given to the functional aspects such as visual acuity, visual field and colors perception, in order to better understand the broad spectrum of issues related to low vision or not-practically-usable vision. Visual problems often reflect on orientation, mobility, personal autonomy and access to information. Through specific rehabilitation interventions it is possible to achieve a good level of autonomy thanks to the various specific assistive products for visually impaired and blind. The second part of the lecture is focused on the relationship between the person with low vision or blindness and the context of life. The various perceptive barriers are discussed, as well as the different facilitators who can change the performance of the person with disabilities in various social, cultural and professional contexts. This relationship between the person and the context is supported by a 'virtual walk' n different national and international contexts.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Andrich R
The assistive technology counselling: Organization and working methodology of assistive technology information centres
Milano: Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, 1996
This book deals with organisational and methodological issues involved in setting up Assistive Technology Information / Advice centres. The model presented – framed in the Italian context – is based on several years’ experience of the SIVA service (Assistive Technology Research and Information Centre) of the Don Gnocchi Foundation (a major non-profit provider of rehabilitation services in Italy, based in Milano). Assistive Technology Information / Advice services may be part of a local Rehabilitation Unit, or stand alone organisations providing consultancy. Their mission is providing either information / guidance or individual assessment for recommending assistive technology solutions case by case. The book offers a set of guidelines on how to carry out this activities.
Year of publication: 1996
Type of document: Manuals or books
Last update: April 2003
Andrich R
Assessing, recommending and prescribing assistive technology solutions
Quaderni della Fondazione Don Gnocchi n.8, Milano 2015
This handbook is intended for rehabilitation professionals as well as for anybody working in the field of disability. It offers guidance to the world of assistive technology products, or in general to whatever technology makes available today for inproving autonomy and social participation of people with disabilities in society. The first part clarifies the role of assistive technology and other environmental facilitators (personal assistance, accessibility, etc ...) within a individualized rehabilitation, care or educational programme; it also discusses how to properly carry out the assessment of the person's needs so as to achieve effective and efficient assistive solutions. The path leading from the recognition of the need to the implementation of the solution is divided into four steps: assessment, decision, implementation and follow-up. The second part provides further details related to various categories of assistive products: orthotics and prosthetics, seating aids, mobility aids, assistive products to the home and daily life activities, environmental control and home automation, accessibility to information technology, augmentative communication, assistive products in the school and in the job context. The last part illustrates the main instruments needed by the professionals who carry out the assistive technology assessment work. The handbook features a rich iconography, maily based on original photos made with the cooperation of professionals and clients of the IRCCS Centre Fondazione Don Gnocchi in Milano, Italy.
Year of publication: 2015
Type of document: Manuals or books
Last update: April 2015
Eustat Consortium
Assistive technology education for end-users: guidelines for trainers
Milano: European Commission, 1999
This book - also known as the EUSTAT Guidelines - is intended for people who organise and carry out educational programmes for end-users of Assistive Technology (AT). These may be user organisations, self-help groups, rehabilitation or social services, mixed user and professional organisations, or AT providers. The book helps reflect about establishing priorities, focusing goals, and clarifying the role of AT in the users’ empowerment process. It also offers methods and tools for designing and implementing educational initiatives. This book is divided into six chapters. Chapter One (Guidelines in brief) clarifies the objectives of this book and the intended readership. It also offers a general overview of the concepts explored in the other chapters, so it can be used as a checklist for organisers of educational initiatives. Chapter Two (Basic concepts) clarifies some basic terms related to disability and AT that educators should know before undertaking any educational initiative. Chapter Three (Setting objectives and adopting methods) helps organisers of educational programmes to set objectives, label them according to a consistent terminology, and take decisions about priorities and critical factors. Chapter Four (Organising educational initiatives) addresses the organisation of educational initiatives, including the design process, the selection of topics to cover, pedagogical methods and styles, and practicalities. Chapter Five (Gearing to the audience) discusses factors to consider so as to meet the learning pace of trainees and ensure that the knowledge delivered will be useful in their daily life context. Chapter Six (Case studies) offers three case studies that may be useful as concrete examples of educational activities for end-users. These are based on experiences carried out by three EUSTAT partners in Belgium, France and Italy in 1998.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Manuals or books
Last update: June 2008
Eustat Consortium
Go for it: a user manual on Assistive Technology
Milano: European Commission, 1999
This book is a basic educational package to be used directly by end-users of Assistive Technology or as a textbook for educational initiatives. It is written in plain, easy-to-understand language. It is divided into eight chapters that progressively lead the reader from a basic understanding of Assistive Technology (AT), how to choose it and how to seek advice to a deeper insight into the implications of AT at both individual and social level. In this way, the manual is helpful to novice and expert users alike. It can also assist readers in their personal growth towards more in-depth knowledge, which can be used not only for improving personal autonomy, but also for helping others by acting as peer counsellors. After some introductory considerations, three chapters (Be prepared for the process of getting AT; Choosing and getting AT; and The service delivery system) offer methods for analysing one's own daily life activities in order to identify areas where AT can be useful; they also highlight aspects the user should be aware of when seeking external advice or accessing a public service delivery system. Concrete examples are offered by the chapter People and AT: some stories of success, that illustrate how AT could solve problems in real life for five persons with disabilities. A comprehensive description follows (chapter Knowing AT) of existing AT products and services, together with many practical examples and pictures. Chapter Information resources and personal advice on AT describes information tools, information sites, and other possible sources of advice that can be sought when choosing AT. In the chapter For you who want to know more the focus shifts from an individual perspective to a social one, so as to understand the impact of AT on society, to communicate better with professionals and other stakeholders, and to be ready to keep pace with future developments. The final chapter (The next challenge: from user to peer counsellor) offers ideas, methods and tips for those expert users who wish to make their experience available to novice users.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Manuals or books
Last update: June 2008
Impact Consortium
Increasing the impact of Assistive Technology - Introductory Module
Eindhoven: European Commission
This manual provides an overview of what assistive technology (AT) is, its role and its implication for both the individual user and society. It helps the reader 1) know enough about ageing and disability to appreciate the importance of AT, 2) know the main forms of AT and appreciate the wide range of products, devices and applications, 3) recognise that the current situation regarding availability and take-up of AT for those who need it is often very unsatisfactory, 4) understand the crucial role and responsibility of all branches of the health and social services, and all of their respective caring personnel, in remedying this situation and 5) know the main elements of the role of ATI (assistive technology intermediary) that many health care professionals can and should play. This manual is the introductory module of the IMPACT courseware – a resource learning set to enable students and practitioners within social and health care to be aware of the role they can play in ensuring that older and disabled people have access to assistive technology that can improve their quality of life.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Manuals or books
Last update: May 2013
Waaijer E, Guthknecht T, Muir M, Hallström K
Arjountleigh Guidebook for Architects and Planners
Arjohuntleigh, Malmoe 2014
For over 60 years ArjoHuntleigh has been assisting architects, nursing staff and experts in patients safe handling to develop guidelines for the construction and renovation of healthcare facilities. In 1996 the company gathered its knowledge and experience in the first ArjoHuntleigh guide for architects and designers. Here you can download the IV edition of the guide, which is divided into four sections: Introduction, Planning strategies, Applying concepts, Delivering effective care.
Year of publication: 2014
Type of document: Manuals or books
Last update: May 2017
Andrich R
The Siva Cost Analysis Instrument (SCAI): Worksheet in Italian and English language
Milano: Fondazione Don Gnocchi
The SCAI (SIVA Cost Analysis Instrument), freely downloadable in both PDF (paper forms) and and XLS (computer spreadsheet) format, in Italian and English language, helps estimate the social cost of the environmental facilitators (assistive technology products, personal assistance, environmental adaptations) involved in individualised programmes supporting independence and quality of life of people with disabilities.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Tools
Last update: April 2013
Andrich R
SIVA Template for the individual Assistive Technology Intervention Report
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Individual assessment for assistive technology requires a detailed analysis of the user's needs, the ability to guide the user to establish priorities and define objectives, and the ability to formulate recommendations for the most appropriate solutions. In good practice, the outcome of an individual assessment should be writted down in a good assessment report that synthesises all the carried-out analyses and trials, describes the recommended solutions and enclosed all needed documentary evidence. The enclosed template - which is freely downloadable and can be used by anybody interested - is the result of many years of research and experimental trials witin the Current Research programme of the Fondazione Don Gnocchi Clinical Research Institute (under the Biomedical Research Programme of the Italian Ministry of Health). It can track the whole assistive technology service delivery process from the initial assessment (assistive technology recommandation) to the verification of the assistive solutions provided and the subsequent follow-up. TECHNICAL NOTES : the file is a fillable PDF; it was developed by means of a specialized software (Adobe LiveCycle Designer) but can be opened and filled-in by means of any free PDF reader (such as Acrobat Reader DC). Depending on your Internet browser and your Acrobat Reader version, you may experience difficulties in opening the form on-line (a typical message is "To view the full contents of this document, you need a later version of the PDF viewer". In this case you may wish to download the form onto your computer (right click > save this link with a name) and open it locally, or upgrade your Acrobat Reader to the latest version available on www.adobe.com. The filled-in data can be also exported into XML for later filing and statistical processing (to do this, some basic programming skills are needed).
Year of publication: 2018
Type of document: Tools
Last update: September 2019
Batavia A, Hammer G
The Batavia and Hammer instrument for functional assessment of assistive technology products
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) This checklist, compiled in 1990 by the American researchers A.Batavia G.Hammer and interviewing a large sample of people users of assistive technology includes seventeen useful criteria for the comparative evaluation between different products belonging to the same type. The criteria are: affordability, technical compatibility, self-repairability, reliability, durability, ease of assembly, maintenance facilitrà, effectiveness, flexibility, ease of learning, maneuverability, personal acceptability, comfort, safety, portability, durability axes, technical assistance. For each criterion, the checklist suggests to assign a rating to each aid (eg, "low", "medium", "high") and a priority, in order to build a comparative judgment overall.
Year of publication: 1996
Type of document: Tools
Last update: April 2013
Caracciolo A, Ferrario M
Seating Clinic – Seating Assessment Form
Milano: Fondazione Don Gnocchi, 1999
Assessment and measurement form for the seating position of persons withi disabilities on chairs, wheelchairs and seating systems. The form is based on the findings of a research project carried out in 1996-98 by the Don Gnocchi Foundation within the Biomedical Research Programme of the Italian Ministry of Health.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Tools
Last update: September 2011
Day H, Jutay J (traduz. Pedroni F, Andrich R)
The PIADS Instrument (Psychosocial Impact of Assistive Devices Scale) – Italian vesrsion
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Italian translation of the PIADS instrument and user manual. This instrument is ment to estimate the psychosocial impact of assistive technology on user life taking into account of three main aspects: the ability of the user, its adaptability, that is the predisposition to make new experiences, and the self esteem (i.e. self confidence and self assurance).
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Tools
Last update: April 2013
Demers L, Weiss-Lambrou R, Ska B (traduz. Fucelli P, Andrich R)
The QUEST Instrument (Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with Assistive Technology) – Italian version
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The QUEST instrument is a self-administered questionnaire - initially developend in Canada and now used in several Countries - assessing the user satisfaction with and assistive technology product and associated services.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Tools
Last update: April 2013
EATS Consortium
The EATS Instrument Kit (Efficiency of Assistive Technology and Services)
CMT Department of Health and Society, Linkoping University, Sweden
The EATS Instruments Kit is a battery of instruments for rating the benefits the user/patient obtains from rehabilitation measures, particularly from the adoption of an assistive device. It was developed between 1997 and 1999 within the EU-funded project EATS (Efficiency of Assistive Technology and Services) by a Consortium of five Institution from Sweden, Norway,Italy and The Netherlands. The instruments included in the battery are generic and make comparisons possible between different measures, and between different groups of disabilities. The EATS Kit consists of two instruments: the IPPA (Individually Prioritised Problems Analysis), which is intended to measure how well the measures have succeeded in decreasing the problems encountered in daily life by a person with disabilities; and the PIRS (Problems Impact Rating Scale), which is a visual analogue scale (VAS) intended to measure how the user’s problems affect everyday life. In addition, the kit includes a five-dimensions version of the EuroQol, (EQ-5D), a standardised generic life quality instrument that has been supplemented with two additional questions.
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Tools
Last update: March 2014
Eustat Consortium
The EUSTAT instrument for analysing the user's needs
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) The European study EUSTAT (Empowering Users Through Assistive Technology), as well as to develop a set of training materials for the education of persons with disabilities to independence through the use of assistive devices, has developed an analysis tool that helps the need user and operator, through the compilation of a couple of cards, to identify more precisely the needs of the user in order to formulate targets for intervention. The first tab (analysis of problem assets) proposes a list of 22 typical activities of daily living (that the user can freely complete adding any other activity) and asked to describe in one sentence - only for those activities that have some difficulty - in what is exactly the problem. The second tab, then be completed for each of those activities that had been identified as problematic in the first tab, asks to further deepen the description of the problem, eg by stating the place, time and circumstances, what do you expect for the future , and if you already have some idea about how to solve it.
Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Tools
Last update: May 2013
Pigini L, Andrich R (a cura di)
Assistive products for lifting persons: analysis and assessment methods
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
This fact-sheet collects materials and tools found in literature, regulations and ongoing studies, that may be useful for those who carry out research and investigations on this category of assistive products. type of aids. The fact-sheet will be regularly updated as the SIVA Portal editorial team finds new material. Assessment and selection of this kind or assistive products requires a knowledge of the general issues related to handling and moving people. These obviously involve first the characteristics and needs of the patient but also the ergonomic and safety requirements of the assistant and the logistical and organizational aspects of 'environment where this takes place (at home, in a hospital, in a nursing home, etc.). It is also important that the assessment and the choice of equipment that is appropriate to the specific situation is framed within a training program for the assistants.
Year of publication: 2016
Type of document: Tools
Last update: May 2016
Redazione Portale SIVA
Regulation for the access to the structures of the Don Gnocchi Foundation of companies selling assistive technology devices
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Purpose of the regulation is to appropriately regulate the access of the companies selling assistive technology devices (ATD) to the structures of the Don Gnocchi Foundation (FDG). Concerns both companies users in care at the FDG's facilities freely choose as their own suppliers, and companies occasionally invited by FDG professionals to collaborate in identifying the most appropriate AT sol ution, bringing in view aids and offering free advice of their technicians without committing the user or FDG to the purchase. The instruction applies to all the Don Gnocchi Foundation centers, in the services involved in providing user aids, defining responsibilities and roles in order to prevent possible disputes.
Year of publication: 2018
Type of document: Tools
Last update: September 2018
Salatino C, Andrich R (a cura di)
Battery of questionnaires for follow-up of mobility assistive technologies
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The questionnaire evaluates various aspects of assistive techonoligies intervention, consists of an initial interview, three instruments for the measurement of outcome (QUEST, PIADS and FABS/M) and the instrument for the measesteem of social cost (SCAI).
Year of publication: 2014
Type of document: Tools
Last update: October 2014
Wessels R,Persson J,Lorentsen O,Andrich R,Ferrario M,Oortwijn W,VanBeekum T, Brodin H, de Witte L
IPPA (Individual Prioritised Problems Assessment) instrument - Italian version
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) IPPA is an instrument of measure of the effectiveness of the assistive devices, in the sense that allows to estimate in that degree the assistive device has allowed to catch up determines established objectives to you previously to the supply of the same one. The handbook illustrates the modalities of uses of the instrument.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Tools
Last update: May 2013
Beltrami L
Nataly: a better quality of life, in spite of everything
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2001-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) In 1997 to Nataly, to the age 57 years old, Amyothrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS comes diagnosed one); the disease chases, to year-end Nataly is already not more in a position to communicating orally and in 1998 it more does not succeed to walk. Nataly is widow, the daughters is found ***catapultate in a truth much difficult one without warning to manage and they do not receive ***dalle the institutions that aid, those indications, those advices useful in order to face the situation. They come acquired a bed, a mattress, an antidecubitus sheepskin, a wheelchair, a reducer for WC… they come prescribed and authorized an hoist electrical worker (than the patient it does not have never intentional to use because it is felt “to suffocate”) and a stairclimber for being able to catch up the garden ***dall' the alive apartment where Nataly to the Association of Bologna. In May 2001 one of the daughters is addressed to our service for knowing if assistive devices exist in order to communicate (.***.ha felt something for television.) and from it begins a path that will at domicile carry to a rehabilitation program physiokinesitherapic and to the prescription and supply of assistive devices here (a communicator, one suitable wheelchair for Nataly, one turning chair for bathtub). And for Nataly it improves the quality of life. in spite of everything.
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Bertocchi C
Progetto di domiciliazione protetta per una persona con esiti di trauma cranio encefalico
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2001-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) The case study regards a boy 20 years old that suffers from ***TCE outcomes (head injury) which they are continuations disability is of motor type is of cognitive type. It lives with the sister and the mother in an apartment to the Association of Bologna without elevator. Given a degree to in a hotel school, it carried out activity of bartender in a kiosk of property of the family. To the age of the hospital admission it was in one be of minimal ***responsività with neuromotor panel of tetraparesis. The objectives of the caretaking, beyond to those motor clinicians, ***infermieristici and, have been addressed to one planning of the resignations. The participation areas have been: 1. The location of a wheelchair and a system of posture 2. The location of necessary assistive devices to the domiciliation (assistive devices for ***rieducazione, force, equilibrium; for the personal treatment; for the incontinence; for the prevention of the decubituses; equipment for feeding) 3. The training of the family to the use of the assistive devices at domicile 4. The activation of the territorial services (attendance of base, ***infermieristica, rehabilitative) 5. The procedure of the prescription - authorization - supply of the assistive devices in the Local health authority of belongings 6. The modifications acclimatize them, in particular accessibility of the bath
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Buttè M
A small guide to overcome vertical architectural barriers
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
There are many solutions to overcome architectural barriers: choice depends on a thorough assessment taking in consideration the type of barrier, the actual needs of the person involved, capabilities and limits of the person with disability, technical aids deployed.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2012
Cernigoi G
Si torna a casa: il caso di Gaia
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2003-2004
(text automatically translated from Italian) Gaia is a old woman, hit from an acute vascular event with serious impairment of not cognitive the vital and motor functions tu. In this thesis the organization will be dealt with of at domicile re-enters of Gaia and its finalized attendance to inside guarantee them one good quality of life of its family. ***E' be fundamental to search in every studied solution of the agreement points with the familiar ones that would have managed Gaia between them walls domestic servants. The structuring of the address, initially lacking in whichever assistive device, will have to be adapted to the requirements of Gaia and the familiar ones that will be taken care then of its attendance. Moreover every thing will have to be realized in limited times, given to the imminent passage ***dall' the hospital to the address without intermediate periods of hospital admission in other which protected structures. The supply of the first assistive devices and the training of the familiar ones that assist it to the use of the same ones, beyond to a total assesment of the environment, are alone the first passage of a life project that then will go widened, see again and corrected in relation to the necessities of the moment and the clinical passed one. Therefore the assistive devices thought indispensable for I re-enter at domicile will be the height-adjustable orthopedic bed to two hinges, the antidecubitus mattress to air, the exhaust fan and the pump for parenteral nutrition (supplied beginning right now ***dal the ***infermieristico service) and still the hoist electrical worker with fastening fixed to the wall. Moreover, in the times immediately succeeded you to I re-enter at domicile, will be necessary ***to procurare one postural wheelchair with adequate antidecubitus pillow.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2004
Ciot C
Quando si può fare di più che parlare con gli occhi: a piccoli passi verso l’autonomia. Il caso di Pietro
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2003-2004
(text automatically translated from Italian) Pietro has six years and means and a diagnosis of dystonic and ***anartria tetraparesis, a functionality reduced to the upper limbs and succeed to articulating only some words, tu demonstrate good ability to understanding. The who drew up present reconstructs the route towards the which paced independence ***dal the child, with to its relatives and the operating ones of the rehabilitation center that has it in load. A experience marked initially ***dalla the fatigue to separate ***dalla the mother who expressed with refusing every not familiar person and environment. Then, slowly, the emotional instability has been reduced, Pietro has begun to perceive itself like able making, has known the gratification that derives some, its interests is widens to you. From it has taken to start the finalized project here to define modality and to characterize assistive devices that allowed Pietro to interact with the surrounding environment and to participate actively to the didactic activity. Once verified that, also compromise, the skillful upper limb was the more functional body segment, to Pietro it has been prescribed ortheses in order to maintain to the alignment of the wrist and the finger index. In this way it, than already was in a position to managing a device to automatic scansion, can use a communicator with output in adjustable voice by means of the direct selection of the keys. Moreover for the realization of didactic unit personalized has been characterized multimedia “an open” software. At last it has been proposed a postural wheelchair that, between the other things, will allow it to carry with himself the communicator let alone to carry out the activity to the computer avoiding wearying movements ***dal the pram to the chair as it happened previously.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2004
Clemente C
Modifiche ambientali ed ausili: complici di una migliore qualità di vita. Il caso di Andrea.
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) Andrea and its family lives to the Association of Bologna of one house of property, in the city center of a great city of the south Italy. Andrea is a child 6 years old, that suffers from infantile cerebral paralysis and its mother is the parent whom more they give near takes treatment of he. The path of Andrea has been arduous, for years in fact the contact with a various figure from a relative provoked in he a reaction of plants, made - this - that has slowed down the rehabilitative path remarkablly. In 2007 frequentation of the asylum, ***seppur not assiduous begins one, for via of the remarkable difficulties of movement. At the moment of the caretaking, in fact, in order to move outside of its room, Andrea one completely entrusted its mother: she was she that in arm it transported it until the machine, in order then to load the necessary pram to the external movements and place in the ***androne in bottom to the scale. Inside of the room Andrea it used a small system of sitting by now decidedly too much (prescribed already from 2 years), while to the asylum it used the same pram used for the external movements, in how much the school did not possess some system of posture. Our job has been, therefore, focussed on the search of solutions times to the improvement of such situation, the aim to lighten the charitable load of the mother, to offer to Andrea one consequently better posture and ***aprirgli new perspectives.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: February 2008
Dal Pos A.
Occupational therapy and aids: a personalized assessment for an appropriate choice
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2010-2011
Year of publication: 2011
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2011
Dalla Mora R.
Matteo and his home
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2010-2011
Year of publication: 2011
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2011
De Lauso L
Single ad ogni costo! Il caso di Alberto
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) Alberto, engineer 72 years old, lives on the second floor of one alone mansion without elevator. Retired from some years, he still maintains an activity of support to the preparation of young engineers and external collaboration with foreigner companies; he cultivates moreover cultural interests which classic music and exhibitions of art that carry it abroad also. As a result of the hip prosthesis operation arrives in the rehabilitative structure in reduced functional condition a lot. The rehabilitative participation is addressed to the restoration of the greater independence and possible emergency of the patient in the domestic within, in the activities of the daily life, in the deambulation, the transfers in external environment, the overcoming of architectural barriers, the interaction with the external world, in the transports
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
De Luca D
Solo et pensoso i più deserti campi vo mesurando a passi tardi et lenti: il caso di Roberta
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2003-2004
(text automatically translated from Italian) Roberta is 38 years old and from seven he cohabits with the outcomes of one ***meningoencefalomielite. One moves slowly and all that that carries out them turns out hard. It lives in a insufficient accessible house, ***dalla quale which it exits least because it is placed to the third plan and without elevator. In the course of the years its clinical conditions are gotten worse and have brought to light some problems in many of the activities that it carries out: it is get tiredded fastly in the way, in making the stairs, washing themselves and the execution of many of the house matters. It has had to diminish its activities of the free time and would want to find of the solutions for being able to go to make the expense or in order more independently to turn for the city and the historical center, it would want to better know the assistive devices that could serve them, would want to find of the solutions in order to wash itself in the bathtub with little expenditure than energies, in order to more comfortably use the stoves, the sink and the washbasin. A manual wheelchair gets, tu does not succeed to use it in the apartment because the premises too much are torqued, has achieved the special patent and gets an automobile with adaptations for the guide who does not succeed to take advantage of to full load ***dal the moment that does not know the roads well. Leaving ***dall' the analysis of the demands from she formulated and considering the assistive devices of which already it arranges, cover the stages in order to reach to find of the solutions to its domestic problems, of mobility and knowledge. The objective of the project is multiple and consists in supplying one greater independence to Roberta, giving one answer to its demands, optimizing its residual abilities and supplying new resources.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2004
Di Benedetto MR
Le sue mille possibilità nonostante tutto: il caso di Francesco
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2003-2004
(text automatically translated from Italian) Francesco is a boy of sixteen years with outcomes of Infantile Cerebral Paralysis and remarkable visual problems, situation that has influenced in decisive way in the development of its cognitive abilities. He is equipped with remarkable wants of living and to get in contact with with the others. Continuation ***dalla writing in ***fisioterapico treatment ***dall' the age of three years has caught up one currently discreet ***deambulatoria independence. In this period it is inserted in one before advanced and it attends a socio-educational center. The project exposed in the thesis, aiming to the conquest of a greater independence, previews the use of assistive devices actions to ***rendergli the more satisfactory life in three fields: 1) external mobility through the location of a manageable wheelchair for he and the relatives or the operating ones who turn around to he. It has been chosen the wheelchair to rear driven. 2) Independence in the treatment of the own linked person in particular at the moment of the bath: the seat for bathtub is proposed. 3) computer based Accessibilities and possibility of writing through the location of opportune adaptations for computer and specific programs. They have been chosen: expanded special keyboard, emulator of keyboard, software for decode information video, software for magnified visualization, software for learning of the mathematical one, software for learning of the monetary value, software for the exercise of ***abilita' perceptive, software in order to design, software for processing of texts. Completed a detailed analysis of the numerous offered proposals, having every remarkable advantages in a sense or the other, have been operated one chosen ***oculata also in sight of the economic implication. As far as the first point, the wheelchair already has been granted. On more soon the procedure will set off because the other chosen assistive devices and proposals for the others can be supplied also two points.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2004
Di Paolo C
The great revenge after a hard defeat: Gianna
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2010-2011
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: March 2012
Fabbri G
Il ruolo degli ausili in determinate patologie rare: il caso del Morbo di Hansen
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) The reason of the choice of this argument laughed them to my travel in Africa between september and October 2005, when I have passed a period of voluntary service in one community for persons with disability opened to ***Ndola (***Zambia) ***dall' the Association Community Pope Giovanni ***XXIII. To my return they are confronted to me with a friend who had been to ***Fatimanagar (India) in a leper-hospital and from deep initiatives of collection and sensitization are various NATO here that still continue. The first attempt of this my didactic unit is that one to describe the leprosy in its main characteristics, ***dalla its incubation to its possible ***guarigione. Subsequently I will speak about the necessary one I use of a sure group of assistive devices in order to resolve the problems caused from such pathology, describing some the technical characteristics. At last I will pass to the presentation of probable the ***criticità that a leper-hospital will have to face in order to assume the function of center of supply of assistive devices for the own patients, describing also a concrete case study: the leper-hospital of ***Fatimanagar. The scene from we assumed will have however pure theoretical nature, being logically necessary a comparison with the operating ones of the place for the realization of a complete project.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: January 2008
Ferraro M
Independence ToDay – prosthesis as an instrument for autonomy: the case study of Paolo
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) The work proposes the case of Paolo, young person of years 23, amputated bilateral to the third party tos be distant them of forearm. Desire to come true itself, of always giving the best of himself ignoring the prejudices of the others, it wants of living intensely and to socialize, has convinced it to apply, in our Center, the prostheses. Prosthesis with which he it has measured the own diversity, confronting the own abilities, the own performances, just the role, the own physical and behavioral characteristics with those of “the normal” individuals. A magical meeting, that one with the assistive devices, able of giving one new sport, university and working life to a boy who is itself uncovered able to prevail on its misadventures. In the job that follows the aspects are analyzed several and the several ones it is made that they have lead Paolo and who ***has relazionato itself with he, to a satisfactory level of gratification in seeing caught up the main which set objectives: treatment of the own person, independence of mobility, working re-introduction, continuation of the studies in the university, resumption of its sport: tennis.
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Fileni G.
Re-discovering quality of life: Salvatore
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2010-2011
Year of publication: 2011
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2011
Fioramonti T
The mobile hoist
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
Though the mobile hoist may represent a good solution for lifting and transferring non-autonomous patients, it's seldom used, for lack of time, scarce technical knowledge and training. This work proposes a training meeting, to inform and train professionals on the use of this aid.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2012
Galeazzi A
The choice of assistive devices integrates with rehabilitation: Ludovico
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2010-2011
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: March 2012
Gambino L
C’è un’altra maniera di scendere la scala: il caso di Chiara
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) Not always in our daily life we notice that that that we by now make of habit can even be completed in simpler and economic way, because by now we are accustoms to you therefore and we do not notice that even it is also the harder way in order to resolve the problem. Chiara is a girl 27 years old, slices from tetraparesis from Pci with greater involvment to the right body side. He lives with the parents who it help in some moments of its day for she more critics us, like taking a bath and entering and exiting from house, and they accompany it where needs for its city. Although it is conscious of having of the limits is convinced that sure difficult actions for she even can be carried out in simpler way with some assistive device. Our job has been exactly focussed on the search of solutions useful to facilitate such situations in order to unloading also the family from weights that could be lightened
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Ghiraldelli M
L'Autonomia va Sempre Ricercata? Il caso di Gilberto
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Gilberto, 61 years, suffers from outcomes of twofold participation (1986-1993) of removal of ***cervico ependymoma dorsal ***C4 - ***D2. ***Dal 1995 I follow its motor recovery and during this period they have been made various proposals of assistive devices. The job is proposed to analyze to the proposals and the adopted solutions and, to the light of the new acquired knowledge in this course, to program participations that improve the independence of ***Gilberto.
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Gnetti B
Progetto di un Centro Mobilità nella provincia di La Spezia
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2004-2005
(text automatically translated from Italian) Scope of this work is to propose the formation of a Center of Mobility in the province of La Spezia that inside has center of the Rehabilitative Pole of the From Liguria Levant and in particular to the SIVA service (Servizio Informazione Valutazione Ausili). Such proposal is born ***dall' the requirement of wanting to inside create of SIVA a pole of information, assessment and assesment with regard to the attainment of the special patent, to the present devices on sale, the facilities and the assesment of the residual abilities to the patients in the territory of competence of ASL 5 and, in according to time increasing this service also to all those people which of it have need. The presence of a Center of Mobility would allow of being able to answer to the more and more numerous questions with regard to this field and to the always greater requirement that a good part of population has to move it is for job, for use of the free time that for other reasons.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Groppo R
Autonomia come emancipazione: il caso di Gabriele
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1998-1999
(text automatically translated from Italian) The independence is an element of the life of the man who demands knowledge of himself, courage in applying it and determination in realizing it. The history of Gabriele is that one of a young person in wheelchair that has need to experience the own abilities, like man, student and future manager of the own life. The road passes through several is made: the own determination in the familiar environment, the acquisition of greater independence, the emancipation in the world that is around himself. In this project it has need of the supports adapts to you, as the manual wheelchair of agile use (and beautiful presence), the electronic wheelchair for the outputs outside and a functional system of posture. Dream in the slide valve: to go to the university without the aid of the family, being been involved the friends/connects of study.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Guerri M
Eppur si cresce...: il caso di Francesca
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001
(text automatically translated from Italian) The case described in the work regards a girl 12 years old with spastic tetraparesis and cognitive delay of medium degree, that it needs of attendance. The proposed project has like objective the identification of the problematic ones emerged in their ***evolutività and the attempt of answer that holds account of the solutions proposed and experienced in the past, adapted in the present and projected in the future. To such purpose it ambles it to you characterized regard the problematic ones of external accessibility to the room with the proposal of the installation of an elevator platform, the which bonded personal treatment in particular at the moment of the bath for whose solution has been believed I use it of an hoist for bathtub and for I use it of the WC to a chair from WC, the posture, or more better the choice of the more suitable position seated for this girl that is not in a position to maintaining it neither to change it independently, through I use it of a system of posture highly personalized (***siège), the external mobility through the location of one wheelchair that beyond receiving it arranges of chosen posture, is manageable for the familiar ones. The arguments list to you come dealt following the requirements of the interested subject and those of the relatives who carry out the daily attendance. The characterized solutions are partially manageable from a single individual
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Lategana M.
The strength to start again: Davide
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2010-2011
Year of publication: 2011
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2011
Lefosse P L
Metodologie di intervento di Terapia Occupazionale nel paziente emiplegico
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) This didactic unit could is part of a wider program that is proposed to comprise a multitude of participations and of pathologies in which it can be of sure aid the Occupational Therapy and the training to the use of the assistive devices. Because of the vastness of the arguments, I will stop myself above all on the usefullness of the participation approached to the treatment in the hemoplegic patient. The job, after an introductory part in which the hemiplegia is defined ***cos'è and which are the participation strategies, is developed ***prettamente on technical aspects and in rather schematic way, therefore not to omit some useful rehabilitative aspect to a good associate-working re-introduction and of daily independence. To the various activities of daily life (***ADL) they will be places side by side to you to a series of assistive devices and the relative methodologies of training to the use for one maximum independence. To support of the rehabilitative plan they have been inserted cards of assesment as far as the assistive devices and short dissertations on their usefullness inside of the same one, therefore to confer one sure ***scientificità and ***oggettività to the work.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: February 2008
Martinelli M
C’è futuro nella vita di Paola
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) A street incident has changed definitively the life of ***Paola. The head injury has provoked one hemiparesis right and a moderated cognitive deficit. The oral expression is limited to little words. Familiar desire of an effective communication with and friends has been the reason that has carried to estimate uses it of a personal computer. Moreover the difficulties in the familiar management of the customer have carried to modify the bath, with an adapted plate-shower, and to propose I use it of one balancing wheelchair from transport.
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Martini De Lima C
Proposals for mobility of people suffering from myelomeningocele
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
Myelomeningocele is the most common disorder of the neural tube, and is a very complex disease. This paper provides some guidelines to choose the right orthesis to enhance independence.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2012
Montrucchio L
E ora che sono rimasto solo?! Il caso di Marco
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001
(text automatically translated from Italian) Marco 53 years, that suffers from multiple sclerosis ***dall' the age 32 years old, nearly moves exclusively in wheelchair having one nearly supplements absence of voluntary movements to the lower limbs. After the passing of the wife who helped it in the several activities the necessity of a greater freeing is increased in he ***dalla the dependancy; hour is alone and will have to be most possible independent. The activities of the daily life are taken an examination and some solutions are proposed in order to obtain the maximum degree of possible independence are within, are outside house. The objective will be that one to render Marco completely independent in the treatment and hygiene of the own person (with consequent adaptations to the bath), surer in the transfers (thanks to the installation of fixed points of support and to the use of a walker) and independent in the external mobility with the use of one scooter (for ***consentirgli catching up the bar and the church of the country). Thanks to the technology, Marco will be able to take advantage of to the maximum the own residual abilities, conquering a high level of independence with a minimal charitable aid.
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Opezzo P
Progetto di sostegno al rientro al domicilio di un soggetto con emiplegia: il caso di Gina
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) I re-enter to the address, after a period of hospitalization for a pathology that has given to outcome to an important disability (the hemiplegia), is a moment many delicate for the patient and its relatives. Beyond to the problematic ones of psychological nature wired to the acceptance of the new condition, the patient finds itself to having to face problems in the within of the activities of daily life and many functional other asset. ***E' therefore necessary to take part with assistive devices, adaptations and solutions that allow the hemoplegic subject to inside reorganize the own life and the own spaces of the environment familiar (and social). In specific of Gina the introduction of some assistive devices it has allowed to catch up the independence in some ambles to you functional (as an example I use it of the hygienic services) and to reduce the charitable load in others (as an example makes the shower or to exceed the unevenness of the stairs). The considered activities have been the mobility inside of the apartment, assured ***dalla the deambulation with the assistive device of a tripod and peroneal ortheses and ***dalla the manual wheelchair, above all for the external mobility; the personal hygiene, with the introduction of simple assistive devices and minimums adaptations; the overcoming of the present architectural barriers in the building, the stairs, through the installation of one elevator platform
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Pirri F.
The prevention of falls of the elderly at home
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2010-2011
Year of publication: 2011
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2011
Porcella B
In un batter d’occhio...quando per parlare basta una palpebra. Il caso di Gabriele
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2003-2004
(text automatically translated from Italian) Looking towards the? Top to communicate assent, closed semi eyelids to express a no, shiny and sharp mind trapped in a body that does not respond to his commands, a card table with 21 yellow and green letters and Gabriel becomes ? marksman of? alphabet ?. A stroke l? Hit relegating him in? Immobility? and in a stubborn silence from which want to get out to repossess least the possibility to meet the basic need for the? human being to communicate, interact with the world, to express feelings, ideas, thoughts and anger. Pu? do so only with his eyes, the only part of the body, passing all? mutiny after injury. Eventually l? Oxymoron, paradoxically created by a syndrome that has stolen the name to the classical metric but which has the effect of silence, is defeated by the force of will ?, the great motivation of Gabriel and from? Ingenuity of those who believe in new technologies computer. L? Drafted presents the results of the trial? performed on Gabriel? a new sensor for personal computers to be used with the movement of the eyelid.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2016
Proverbio L
Le piaghe da decubito "vanno bene... dal loro punto di vista": il caso di Lando
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lando is a patient that suffers from diagnosed multiple sclerosis ***vent'anni ago. Of it I make the knowledge after an hospital admission during which an participation of intestinal resection has undergone. The work will tell the history of the relationship between the customer and the team of the Service of Attendance To domicile Integrated that it has followed it and that has formulated the project of treatment and the path of chosen of the assistive devices. The project has regarded ambles it you of the mobility, the posture and the personal treatment having like reference angle the prevention and the treatment of the decubituses, going meeting to the requirements of independence of Lando and lightening the load of job of the beloveds-givers.
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Riosa E
I'll make a new start: il caso di Dragan
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
This is the story of Dragan, a 27 year old boy, paraplegic due to a motorcycle accident. This paper illustrates his path to autonomy, both physical and psychological.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Roggiani N
Dalla ricerca di una corretta postura alla scoperta di una possibilità di autonomia: il caso di Emiliano
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001
(text automatically translated from Italian) The work proposes the case of Emiliano, a boy 18 years old who the past year are remained victim of a street incident in which he has brought back an head injury and one medullary lesion to dorsal level, with consequent coma and paraplegia. When, after a long period of hospitalization in several centers, the boy is reached from we, posture adapted to the consequent muscle-skeletal limitations was believed must only face the study of one the trauma. In truth, this first step has opened the road to the possibility of the attainment of the independence in the movements in house, by means of one wheelchair at least which equipped with device ***monoguides. The overcoming of the architectural barriers inside of the house has become, therefore, necessary in order to render it completely accessible to Emiliano, and ***dalla the house towards the outside, in order to allow the social re-introduction in a which protected place designated ***dalla the ***A.S.L of belongings and, if possible, in the group of friends. The objectives of this project have been: the improvement of the posture in wheelchair, the decrease of the charitable load by the parents, and the social re-introduction
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Roselli F
New ways to go through: il caso di Mattew
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
Matthew is a 24 year old boy, from quadriplegic injury Mielica C5-C7 associated with a head injury. The traumatic event took place in summer 2005: a road accident. Matthew has been in a coma for 7 months, has awakened thanks to the diligent and loving care of the mother, who has stimulated stories, affectionate gestures, music, and especially with the recording of the voice encouraging Valentino Rossi, his sporting idol that has spurred him reappearance at the waist. Today Matthew is autonomous in breathing, feeding by mouth, verbally communicates his needs and relates satisfactorily with the world that surrounds him, using the PC with mouse adapted and moving with the power wheelchair in their home environment and outside. He needs total care for personal hygiene, sphincter management, dressing, transfer from bed / chair / bed. The purpose of the thesis is to present the project retrospective sense of autonomy played with Matthew, his discharge from Spinale to return to their home, with a glance at the future. In particular, the use will be discussed and the characteristics of its power wheelchair that allowed him to broaden their horizons, whereas this aid, which is an instrument for autonomy, is also reporting tool.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Sangiani L
Progetto per un Centro Informazione Ausili nell’AULSS 12 Veneziana, Distretto 1 Centro Storico
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2003-2004
(text automatically translated from Italian) The project to institute a Center Information Assistive devices in the Historical Center of Venice is born ***dall' the analysis of the particularitity of its territory, that it opposes to the inhabitants with disability additional barriers, regarding those of whichever city of mainland. The more frequent problems for the persons with reduced motor and/or sensory abilities are the mobility, accessibility to the room and the services and the independence in the activities of the daily life. In the territory the only informative service existing is the ***Informahandicap shop of the Common one that he pursues the objective to favor integration of the persons persons with disability through the information, the guideline and the assessment for the best one I use of the services publics and private-social the presents in the Common one of Venice, with particular attention to the overcoming of the architectural barriers. The Center Information Assistive devices would relatively enrich such activity to the assessment on the technical and computer based assistive devices, in tune with foretold integration of the social services and of those sanitary ones.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2004
Terranova A M
Progetto per la realizzazione di un Sportello Informazioni Disabili Anziani nell’ambito del Centro Diurno del Comune di Padova
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2003-2004
English translation not available
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2004
Tessari P
Gli ausili nei trasferimenti dei pazienti lungodegenti
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) In this didactic unit prominence to the problem of the transfers of the patients whom hospitalized in ***lungodegenza has been given. The question of manual moving of such type of patients closely is correlated to the degree of independence of the same patients. Greater it is the level of self-sufficiency of the patients and minor is the participation necessity by the operating ones. ***Dal the closely rehabilitative point of view, the search of one smaller demand for moving, that it finds its reason of being in maintaining or not hindering the possible improvement of the residual abilities, can be only obtained by means of specific participations of ***rieducativo type, with adaptations acclimatizes adapts them to you, with the adoption of organizational measures that abandon the standardization of the moving in favor of the oneness of the participations. In such sense, the drawing up of a card of own moving for every in-patient can facilitate the procedures very. The participations of moving are condition to you, ***oltrechè ***dal the degree of independence of the patients, ***dal the level of relative knowledge to the moving by the assistants and ***dagli the assistive devices available in the treatment and job place. The corrected employment of the useful assistive devices to the moving allows not only to resolve in immediate the problem “transfer” tu, in a total rehabilitative vision, improves than made the quality of life of the patient, its relation with the beloveds-giver and the environment.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: February 2008
Tonussi E
Questo mio piede sinistro: il caso di Clemy
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2003-2004
(text automatically translated from Italian) Clemy is a woman 52 years old slices from spastic-dystonic tetraparesis in outcomes of suffering ***perinata them. For the motor panel that introduces, it is completely employee in the activities of treatment of himself, in the transfers, the movements, feeding themselves. Since small Clemy has always searched independence: in the movements, the choices, tu above all in the communication with the others. They give approximately two years, later on to an unexpected worsening of the motor panel, Clemy is not more in a position to managing the electronic wheelchair, ago fatigue to use the PC (with which it interacts with aims them in metal applied to the left foot, one normal keyboard with shield, simplified access of Windows), introduces difficulty in the maintenance of the posture seated with consequent diffuse pain. Clemy would want moreover to be able to call aid in every moment in need case, and to ulteriorly facilitate the mother who assists it in the transfers and the management of the bath. Its demand, clear and aimed, arrives to Our Service through a letter written up from same she, than, as a result of assesment of the case with hospital admission in Our Structure, orients to us to consider an participation in following ambles to you: posture and mobility, treatment of the own person, computer based accessibility and writing, personal emergency.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2004
Tovo B
Storia di "ordinaria" sclerosi multipla: il caso di Roberta
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) The case study regards Roberta, 61 years, that it has introduced first disturbs motor and sensory to 31 years and that ***dall' the age 43 years old is moved exclusively in wheelchair. It has conserved a discreet one I use functional of the left upper limb. It has a lively and sensitive spirit and has faced its disability with courage and good sense. In the last years, also later on to a disease of the husband beyond that to just the motor aggravation, it has lost enthusiasm and it has given up little for time to the activities that involve fatigue for she and for who it assists it. The project is proposed to improve the station seated in wheelchair, to improve the transfers, to improve accessibility to the bath, to improve external accessibility. In order to reduce the load charitable and to use the energies saved for more rewarding activities
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Vannini R
Una nuova vita a vent’anni: va tutto bene!!! Il caso di Nicoletta
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) Nicoletta is 19 years old, from six months ago the ***assicuratrice, lives in family, she is fiancèe from three years and it has a life activates and flood of friends and interests. The 03/10/01, as a result of a street incident, becomes ***tetraplegica and later on the lower limbs come to them amputate both to you. He reaches in our center of rehabilitation after five months of resuscitation. The rehabilitative participation has like objectives the stabilization of the clinical conditions, the resumption of the position seated, the search of the greater possible independence and social integration through: 1) supply of a manual wheelchair with posture system and adaptations necessary in order to allow the ***autospinta; 2) ***tutorizzazione for the upper limbs in order to correct the retraction in bending of the elbows and the attitude in ***dorsiflessione of the wrists; 3) ***protesizzazione for the lower limbs; 4) search of strategies in order to allow the activities of the daily life (***a.d.l.); 5) search of strategies in order to allow the use of the computer and the writing; 6) adaptation of the room; 7) search of strategies for the control of the sphincters.
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Verza R
E che nessuno dica di no! Il percorso di Mattia verso una vita autonoma
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001
(text automatically translated from Italian) Protagonist of this study is Mattia, a child of nine years. Its pathology, spastic tetraparesis, the physical point of view imposes it remarkable limits ***dal; however its strong desire to explore the truth and to get in contact with with the other persons pushes to try it always new solutions in order to catch up its objectives. Our participation aimed to estimate and to supply the technological supports adapts for ***consentirgli participating to you in way more and more activates to the social life: to school, in family and the community. They come considered ambles you to it of mobility (proposing an uprising electronic wheelchair, for ***permettergli moving in erected position), of the posture (realizing a system in order to play to carpet without need of the continuous support of the adult) and the communication (characterizing a modality of access to the computer that facilitates it in the writing, rendering it fast like the companions).
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
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