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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
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
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
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
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
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