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Andrich R
Education toward independent living: The Eustat methodology
Europa Medocophysica 37/1
(text automatically translated from Italian) The knowledge, by the customer, of the technologies of assistive device today available and the knowledge of their role in the process of rehabilitation and social integration represents an important factor of empowerment of the person with disability. The motivation and the active participation one in the choice of the assistive device often constitute a key factor for the effectiveness of the same assistive device. Being based on the result of study EUSTAT (culvert in the within of the Program Applications Data transmissions of the European Commission) this relation inside introduces a series of Line-Guide for those who of the Services of Rehabilitation, associations of persons persons with disability, groups of mutual aid and activities of peer-counselling organize initiatives of formation of persons persons with disability to the assistive devices, and more in general terms to the independence
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Abstract from magazines
Last update: May 2003
Andrich R
Measuring assistive technology outcomes
MR Giornale Italiano di Medicina Riabilitativa 31(4): 213-221
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Year of publication: 2018
Type of document: Abstract from magazines
Last update: April 2018
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
Baroni K
Marisa, 76 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with an outcome of cerebral ischemia
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Marisa is 76 years old, she is retired, widow and lived alone before the disease. After an ischemic brain injury affecting the right middle cerebral artery area, she has an emisyndrome with an important impairment of the left upper limb. Son and grandchildren do not understand her need of autonomy as they are willing to take the full burden of care , thus not letting Marisa return to her beloved house on the hills where she would like to live alone. Despite this situation, Marisa decided to recover her independence, demonstrating she can live alone. Actually the solutions adopted were aimed at organising her living environment, personal care and daily life activities that require manual manipulations. In particular, replacement strategies have been adopted, as well as low-tech aids (ergonomic comb, nail file with fitted handle...). Moreover a partial adaptation of the house was carried out by changing the kitchen equipment (to create an environment as ergonomic as possible) and making minor changes to the bathroom. The project also aims to highlight how fundamental the psychological individual motivation is during rehabilitation.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
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
Gilardi A
Tiresia, 70 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a visually impaired elderly person
Portale SIVA FondazioneDon Carlo Gnocchi
Tiresia is a man aged 70, that represents all the elderly people who spend part of their life with the difficulties caused by the decay of visual function. Social costs of visual impairment in Italy amount to about 12.069 million per year. After ophthalmologic consultation, user needs were analyzed through the IPPA instrument, which permitted us to define the intervention objectives, in particular to allow Tiresias to keep the alphabetical code as far as reading and writing are concerned, in all those activities at home and outdoors, he considered important. We studied original solutions, using both hardware (HW) and software (SW) commercial products and solutions dedicated to low vision as well. The cost analysis emerged using the SCAI methodology has highlighted the savings over the social cost by using the assistive solution proposal.
Year of publication: 2007
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2011
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
Domingo, 34 years old. Workplace adaptation for a bus conductor, with De Quervain's syndrome
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Domingo is a man aged 34 who, after an accident at work, suffers from De Quervain's disease and a slight lack of strength of the left arm. Despite the aftermath of the accident Domingo continues to work for the same transport company. 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
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
Carla, 33 years old. Prevention of occupational risk for a person employed as a textile worker
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Carla is a woman aged 33, since 1991 she has been working for a major textile company. In 2003, during work, Carla starts having pain in her neck, in the joints of hand fingers and in her wrist, elbows and shoulders. She also declares to feel shakes and pangs in the hands when handling objects with subsequent immobilization of the same for several minutes. This involves uneasiness and loss of function in performing certain daily activities such as opening or closing jars, so Carla is obliged to ask for help from family members. 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. The proposed project is expected to lower the risk of musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limbs , that could lead to work-related onset of disability and to the risk of losing the job.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Pigini L, Liverani G
Carlo, 57 years old. Workplace adaptation for a person employed in a machine shop, with Parkinson's disease
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Carlo is a man aged 57, suffering from Parkinson's disease. Charles is currently the owner of a workshop, where deals with repairing and selling products. Since 2007, due to the development of the disease, he started feeling early motor fluctuations in the form of wearing-off. He complains of problems, sometimes severe, in performing fine movements with his right hand, particularly debilitating for the mechanical activity (for example he can’t handle a screwdriver with enough accuracy and power). 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. This study highlights a problem that is often found among self-employed, small family businesses, craftsmen or artists who autonomously regulate their activities, often not knowing the regulations in terms of safety and risks for their health.
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
Domenico, 40 years old. Workplace adaptation for a factory worker in the engineering industry, with results from a road accident trauma
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Domenico is a 40 years old man who has been recognized with a disability of 75% as a result of injuries reported in two separate road accidents (1990, 2002), that led him to have the limb completely rigid. Since 2006 he has been working for a large freezers manufacturer as a welder. 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
Francesco, 42 years old. Adaptation of the workplace for a computer expert with phocomelia
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Francesco is a man aged 42 who has been granted a disability pension of 100% following a diagnosis of phocomelia. He also benefits from an accompanying compensation. Francesco is responsible for remote computer support remotely to of a large organization, as Help Desk and, in part, as a programmer. Although Francesco needs to use a power wheelchair to move independently, his workplace does not allow him to use it and there are also many other technical issues. 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
Giorgio, 57 years old. Workplace adaptation for a warehouse keeper with severe lumbar spine scoliosis
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Giorgio is a man aged 57, with severe scoliosis in the lumbar spine who has been recognized a disability by 70%. Despite the severe disability, Giorgio has always worked in the field of agriculture and landscaping, but now works as a warehouse keeper in a hospital and is responsible for preparing material to send to different departments. The major risk factors lie in the handling of loads, linked to the pathology of the spine, and in the inadequate environment. 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
Mauro, 50 years old. Adaptation of the workplace for a systems analyst with spastic quadriplegia
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Mauro is a man aged 50 suffering from spastic quadriplegia with disabilities recognized by 67%. According to his medical history, he reported problems in the spine due to spondylolisthesis for which, last year, underwent a surgical intervention. Complications due to an infection forced Mauro to stay at home for six months, after which he returned to work. In addition to the problem at the spine, in 2000, he had an operation for carpal tunnel. Mauro works as a mainframe systems engineer at a major Italian bank, three days in the office and the remaining two days works from home. In this short presentation inadequacies and potential risks linked to his 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
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
Sonia, 37 years old. Workplace adaptation for a textile worker with work related disabling diseases
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Sonia is a woman aged 37 with severe disability of the right arm due to carpal tunnel disease and De Quervain's syndrome contracted during the performance of her job. With the progression of the disease and despite surgery, Sonia lost the ability to perform her function at work. Sonia was then moved to a different position within the department: this solution, also thanks to a support, allowed her to continue working for the same company without worsening her condition. However, reorganizing the workplace is necessary, also because now a new worker is exposed to the same risk. This short presentation highlights potential risks arising from the performance of this particular work and presents a suitable design solution for safety at work.
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
Pigini L, Liverani G
Vito, 39 years old. Workplace adaptation for a hospital auxiliary with slipped discs
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Vito is a man aged 39 with lumbar hernia presumably developed during the performance of his work as an auxiliary hospital operator. At present he deals with the manual handling of patients, in particular the transport of patients from the wards to the operating room and vice versa, and the handling of technical material. 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, also considering that the special case of Vito could be useful also for colleagues exposed to same risk.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: May 2013
Pigini L, Liverani G
Gigliola 53 years old. Workplace adaptation for a factory worker in the engineering industry, with work related upper limb impairments
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Gigliola is a woman aged 53, suffering from work related upper limb impairments, leading to a force reduction when holding small objects, and difficulty in performing fine finger movements. Since 2000 she works for a large freezers manufacturer of. The position occupied by Gigliola, that presumably caused her impairments, involved the assembling and mounting of panels. In 2006, following a medical advice, and not being able to perform her function because of reduced motor skills, Gigliola was repositioned to another job within the same company. This solution doesn’t solve the problem of re-designing this particular workplace, as it’s now occupied by a new person, subject to the same risks. 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
Restano Magazzini L
Nazzareno, 52 years old. Autonomy in daily life for a person with ALS
Portale SIVA FondazioneDon Carlo Gnocchi
Nazzareno is a man aged 52 that in 2004 was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. In 2006 he started using a PEG, and since 2007 is tracheostomized and has undergone invasive mechanical ventilation (VMI). He and his family are supported by local services, and Nazzareno is highly motivated to maintain communication skills with family, friends and professionals. Since May 2005 he’s followed by a multidisciplinary staff of the Communication Aids Centre Laboratory: according to the progression of the disease, many software and hardware solutions were found and implemented.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: July 2011
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
SIVALab
Siva network update - year 2019
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Gnocchi - Banca Dati dei Casi di Studio
(Automatic translation) Evaluation cases that the SIVA (Information and Evaluation Services Assistive Products of the Don Gnocchi Foundation) face with the support of SIVALAB. The SIVALAB? a working group also of the Don Gnocchi Foundation which is headed by the Innovation Development Department and? dedicated to research, innovation and training on assistive technologies. Among the various activities? of the group there? that of the support to the CENTRO SIVA of all Italy in evaluations aids pi? complex that require the contribution of technical-engineering skills. Starting from January 2019, particularly interesting evaluation cases are summarized and summarized data are summarized. important in relation to the objectives, the solutions identified and where possible the data concerning the verification and follow up process are reported. The aim is to provide a continuous update to the SIVA network and to all stakeholders, operators and users, which can be useful for sharing experiences and methodologies.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: April 2020
SIVALab
Siva network update - year 2020
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Gnocchi - Banca Dati dei Casi di Studio
(Automatic translation) Evaluation cases that the SIVA (Information and Evaluation Services Assistive Products of the Don Gnocchi Foundation) face with the support of SIVALAB. The SIVALAB? a working group also of the Don Gnocchi Foundation which is headed by the Innovation Development Department and? dedicated to research, innovation and training on assistive technologies. Among the various activities? of the group there? that of the support to the CENTRO SIVA of all Italy in evaluations aids pi? complex that require the contribution of technical-engineering skills. Particularly interesting evaluation cases are summarized and summarized data are summarized. important in relation to the objectives, the solutions identified and where possible the data concerning the verification and follow up process are reported. The aim is to provide a continuous update to the SIVA network and to all stakeholders, operators and users, which can be useful for sharing experiences and methodologies.
Year of publication: 2020
Type of document: Case studies/experiences
Last update: April 2020
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
AA.VV.
Quality issues in Assistive Technology Service Delivery
Atti della Giornata di Studio della Sezione SIMFER Ortesi Ausili Protesi Informatica Teleriabilitazione (Milano 12.12.2013)
(text automatically translated from Italian) The Day of Work, jointly organized by the Society? Italian Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Section 24? Orthotics Prosthetics Assistive Technology Information Telerehabilitation) and from? IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, analyzed the main problems today in terms of prosthetic assistance, in order to identify the areas of work that can contribute to the improvement of its quality? and efficiency in? current context of pressure for the containment of public spending. The day saw over eighty participants, but also mainly physiatrists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other professionals involved in? Prosthetic assistance. The work was divided into four sessions. The first session? been devoted to the problems still open in the path evaluation? Prescription - provision of assistive technology. The second, at? Analysis of? Effectiveness and all? Efficiency of? Prosthetic assistance. The third, to the knowledge of the new tools provided by Internet portals and SIVA EASTIN for the evaluation and prescription of assistive technology. The fourth session? was dedicated to a? extensive discussion in which they emerged, in addition to the known critical issues? related to? inadequacy of? obsolete NHS and the lack of a desirable Directory aids in the series, a number of areas of work on which the SIMFER potr? make a valuable contribution. They are: the need? form of rehabilitation professionals in a collaborative approach with? user, in order to gain a choice of? using appropriate and agreed, the need? to put in place procedures for follow-up at a distance of aids provided, the need? to clarify the concept of riconducibilit?, ending the welter of conflicting interpretations, and the dissemination of good practice in the field of testing and recycling, l? importance of developing the system Assistive Technology Centers as specialized structures at the regional level reference for case studies pi? undertake complex interdisciplinary technical expertise and adequate capital equipment. The detailed program of the day and the speakers' slides are freely downloadable.
Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Not published
Last update: December 2013
AA.VV.
Study Visit to Don Gnocchi Foundation for EPR members (European Platform of Rehabilitation) involved in medical rehabilitation.
Atti delle Giornate di Studio EPR (Milano 17-18.11.2016)
This meeting, held at the Don Gnocchi Foundation on November 17-18, 2016, included a study visit and the launch of new cooperation perspectives among EPR members in the field of medical rehabilitation. At the Foundation’s headquarters in Milan, Italy, the participants had the opportunity to visit the facilities and laboratories and discussing practices, methods and priorities with key staff. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss and compare care and medical rehabilitation models from different health systems and plan future cooperation and activities. The first day was devoted to the description of the Don Gnocchi Foundation acrivities, through a morning session with podium presentations and an afternoon session visiting the "IRCCS Santa Maria Nascente" and the "Beato Palazzolo" facilities and care services. The second day was devoted to the comparison among care and rehabilitation models of the EPR members taking part in the visit (besides the Don Gnocchi Foundation, the Mulhouse Rehabilutation Centre in France, the Adelante Rehabilitation Centre in The Netherlands and the Lubiana University Rehabilitation Centre in Slovenia) and to planning future collaboration. It included a workshop in which each organization presented its care models by answering a number of study questions such as "what is your rehabilitation model from intake to discharge?"etc.; and a public seminar where they presented their history, structure and practices. The detailed program and the speakers' slides are freely downloadable.
Year of publication: 2016
Type of document: Not published
Last update: November 2016
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
Service Delivery Systems for Assistive Technology in Europe
Proceedings of the AAATE 2012 International Workshop (Copenhagen, 21-22/05/2012)
The UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities – among many other things – commits the signing States to enforce appropriate measures to facilitate access to assistive technologies (AT) for those who need them to improve independence in daily life and to participate in society on an equal basis with others. The various AT service delivery systems in Europe differ significantly from each other, in relation to each Country’s disability policy, socio-economic context and history. The experience of service delivery practice suggests that room for improvement exists in each Country, especially in relation to the new challenges brought on by today’s rapidly changing society. Within today’s political climate of budget containment and accountability calling for evidence-based practice, there is an increasing demand for evidence of the cost-effectiveness of any public support system to personal users’ needs. 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 need to know whether their AT choices have proved effective within the intervention program, useful for the client, and efficient in using resources; users and user organizations require to be fully involved in decision making processes and bring their expertise in this discussion. It is probably impossible to design a “perfect” AT service delivery system that is applicable in every country in the EU. However, sharing different experiences and views will greatly help understand to which extent “good practices” could be exported from one country to another, what are the key principles of a today’s “ideal” AT service delivery system, and what roadmaps could be envisaged for a better future.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Not published
Last update: September 2012
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
Empowerment and Education toward independent living
Intervento al Convegno "Gli ausili informatici nella promozione dell’autonomia: riabilitazione, educazione, integrazione" (Prato 14/12/2002)
(text automatically translated from Italian) To insert the technologies in a context of education of the customer to the independence, to promote the role of the customer like protagonist of the choices that regard its way towards the independence and integration, to form in the customer an informed, demanding and responsible attitude in the choice and the use of the functional technological assistive devices to such scope regards in a sure sense all the technical participations of support, is they simpler assistive devices to high technology, devices, supplied programs than personal attendance, participations on the environment, services ***dalla the community. It sure acquires but particular connotations when we speak about computer based assistive devices, or in general terms of assistive devices that live one galloping technological evolution: evolution that on one side exercises an action of influence on the culture, the customs, the way to communicate, on the way to even organize the domestic matters and that therefore it opens new scenes of daily life that before we did not know. In this panel, emergent the problematic article by analyzes to the today regarding the supply of the assistive devices the public service.
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Not published
Last update: May 2003
Andrich R
Communication devices for people with disabilities
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
The article contains a detailed introduction to communication aids and describes the main types of assistive devices that allow communication, writing and environmental control.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Not published
Last update: May 2013
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, Pilati G (a cura di)
Cost / effectiveness assessment of care interventions for people with disabilities: criteria and metho
Documento di Lavoro Seminario di Ricerca “Valutazione costi / efficacia degli interventi assistenziali per le persone con disabilità” (Malosco, 18-21/07/2010). Fondazione Zancan Onlus e Fondazione Don Gnocchi Onlus, 2008.
(text automatically translated from Italian) The term “trodden charitable” is to indicate all in general terms those “organizational modalities of development of the attendance which addressed to specific groups of citizens during a period of established time”. They “are fruit of methodologies and of decisional processes you flavored” aimed at “to increase to the quality of the attendance, improving the outcomes, the emergency and the satisfaction of the adressees and optimizing the use of the resources.” This document of job – which drew up a group ***to interdisciplinare of the expert summoned person to the Seminary of Search “Assesment costs/effectiveness of the charitable participations for the persons with disability”, ***svoltosi to ***Malosco (***TN) ***dal the 20 to the 23 July 2008 for combined initiative of the ***Zancan Foundation of Padova and of the Foundation ***don Gnocchi of Milan – it puts to fire the charitable paths that activate ***dal the moment in which one is established condition of disability, halting from pathological events, traumas or congenital conditions. After one first part dedicated to the definitions generates them, the document examines criteria and methods for the measure of the effectiveness of a charitable path, second one ***multidimensional vision. As far as the cost analysis of such processes, the document proposes a classification of the several members of cost and evidences the necessities to estimate also the cost of a hypothetical “non-intervention”, in order to estimating with greater objectivity the significance of the investment. To conclusion, the document assumes a grill that it allows better to classify the several performances that compose the charitable processes based on the ***setting of distribution (***ambulatoriale, to domicile etc.) and to the outcome objectives second aces ICF of the recovery/development of the functions and the participation activity.
Year of publication: 2010
Type of document: Not published
Last update: May 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
Del Zanna G, Cova F, Piacentini S, Bernini B, Calderoli A, Caroli L, Cappelletti R, Lodi Pasini M
Why don't you eat with your own fork? Design and technology supporting independent living
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Gnocchi
Summary of the keynote lecture held in Milan on October 14, 2015 for the opening of the Academic Year 2015-16 of the Courses for Health Professionals at the State University of Milan. The lecture recalls the theme of 'EXPO 2015 "Feeding the planet, energy for life". It investigates how the kitchen environment and appopriate design of daily living tools can support the autonomy of the person with disability in activities related to nutrition, which is a primaru need for everybody.
Year of publication: 2015
Type of document: Not published
Last update: January 2016
Gower V, Mann W, Pianesi F, Tobia, Lanz O, Di Rienzo M, Meriggi P, Braghieri,Susi, Caretta F,Suighi
Proceedings of the seminar: Improving the quality of care in residential facilities for frail elderly people: new frontiers with smart ICT applications
Atti del convegno ACube (Milano, 19/04/2011)
(text automatically translated from Italian) The convention, the 19 ***svoltosi You open them 2011, has deepened the thematic one of the monitoring of the hosts in the residential structures for old persons, as as an example the diurnal ***RSA and centers specialize to you. The technological developments of the last years in the within of the ***sensoristiche technologies for the monitoring of complex environments (which as an example the networks of television cameras, microphones, the detectors of biological beacons, systems ***RFID,…) the residential structures represent an important resource in order to improve the quality of the offered service in the meanwhile ***dalle optimizing use it of the resources. In the course of the convention it has been supplied a panoramic width of the technological solutions currently available in this within, focusing the attention not only on the potentialities offered ***dalle the technologies tu also on the ethical and organizational aspects that the introduction of these systems implies. ***E' be moreover dealt the thematic one of the technologies of frontier in this within, that is of that it will be possible in the near future to make with systems monitoring advances. In particular they have been introduced the preliminary result of the project ***ACube (***Ambient Aware Assistance), financed ***dalla the Independent Province of Trento, finalized to develop a system to made up of a distributed network of sensors for the collection of the data ***dall' the environment, connected to a computer based system in a position to comprising the perceived changes and to develop an adequate answer. The participants have moreover been able in to assist to a demonstration of the prototype of installed the ***ACube system the ***domotica house of service ***DAT of the Don Gnocchi Foundation.
Year of publication: 2011
Type of document: Not published
Last update: August 2012
Menezello T
Clothes for wheelchair users
Milano: Portale Siva, 2006
(text automatically translated from Italian) The article draft the thematic one of the apparel for persons seated in wheelchair. Beyond to a description of the more suitable dresses to who it seats in wheelchair, come suggested a series of simpler sagacities that can render the apparel more comfortable and the movements.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Not published
Last update: January 2006
Occhi E
Standing and walking orthoses
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The achievement of a standing position in an independent, effective, economic and safe way is a fundamental requirement for many people with disabilities resulting from damages of the central or peripheral nervous system. It is also a primary objective of the rehabilitative intervention. Orthoses and assistive products play a fundamental role in this field.
Year of publication: 2016
Type of document: Not published
Last update: April 2016
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
Occhi E
Seating clinic
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The article deals with the physiology and biomechanics of both normal and pathological posture, and infers from them clinical indications for the the achievement of a correct seating position.
Year of publication: 2016
Type of document: Not published
Last update: April 2016
Pigini L
Assistive technologies update meetings for SIVA operators
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
These are monthly meetings lasting an hour, in which companies that deal with assistive technologies are invited to present their innovations. The meetings are held at the DAT service of the Santa Maria Nascente Institute of Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation of Milan and are open to all operators of the SIVA centers. The initiative started in October 2014, in response to the need expressed by SIVA centers of Lombardy region to create moments of common training and convey in a single place and in a single calendar the companies' presentations. As many SIVA operators can't attend the meetings in person, since last March 2015 we are "experimenting" the possibility to record and publish the meetings online. Here are the records of the meetings. For each of them, name of companies and object of their presentations are reported.
Year of publication: 2015
Type of document: Not published
Last update: May 2016
Pigini L (a cura di)
Conference of 3rd March 2015: Disability and Reasonable accomodation: from everyday life's environment to workplace.
Atti del Convegno Disabilità e accomodamento ragionevole: dagli ambienti di vita quotidiana ai luoghi di lavoro. Milano, 06/03/2015
The conference held March 6, 2015 at the ' IRCCS S. Maria Nascente Don Gnocchi Foundation , represented a moment of interdisciplinary encounter among the many professionals working in the field of primary prevention , of ergonomics in workplaces and in the context of rehabilitation on the topic of re-employment and social inclusion.
Year of publication: 2015
Type of document: Not published
Last update: August 2015
Pigini L (a cura di)
Projects carried out by the Don Gnocchi Foundation in the assistive technology area (Seminar held on March 09, 2016).
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
In this Seminar the researchers of CITT (Centre for Innovation and Technological Transfer - a research Unit of the Don Gnocchi Foundation) briefly describe the progress of their projects in the assistive technology area, especially of those that have used the DAT Smart Home as test site: 1) SMARTA (Lucia Pigini) 2) ENRICHME (Valerio Gower) 3) POWER (Claudia Salatino) 4) CREW (Antonio Caracciolo) 5) EASTIN (Renzo Andrich) 6) SIVA (Renzo Andrich) The video-recording of the Seminar and the slides presented by the speakers are available for download.
Year of publication: 2016
Type of document: Not published
Last update: March 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
SIVALab
SIVA NEWS
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Gnocchi
The monthly newsletter on assistive technology
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Not published
Last update: September 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
Description of the course: “Methods and didactics of assistance for the disabled”
Insegnamento Laurea Specialistica "Scienze e Tecniche delle Attività Motorie Preventive e Adattative". Università Cattolica Milano, a.a. 2004-2005
(text automatically translated from Italian) The instruction is proposed to supply one base knowledge on the technological instruments today available for the rehabilitation, the independence and social integration of the persons with disability; to form to the ability “to read” the requirements of independence and attendance of the person with disability, to characterize appropriate technological solutions and of ***proporle correctly to the customer; to give indications on like integrating the technological assistive devices in educational and formative activities.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2004
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
Assistive devices for sensory disability
Dispense Corso "Metodi e didattiche dei sussidi per disabili" - Laurea specialistica in scienze motorie
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lesson that offers one panoramic of the main technological solutions for the daily independence, the mobility and the access to the information and the culture for the persons with limitations of the sight and the hearing. As far as the visual disabilities, the lesson classifies several the levels of visual limitation ***dall' the low vision to the blindness, illustrates Braille the important sections of the writing system, introduces the technological solutions that use the visual channel (arrange computer based and telephone optical, image enlarging video systems, instruments) and solutions that use alternative channels (tactile sticks, instruments, ***screen readers with peripheral vocal or in braille ***labile, electronic agendas). As far as the auditory disabilities, the lesson in the first place classifies several the levels of deafness illustrating as they can be compensated with acoustic apparatuses; it describes therefore several the alternative codes communicated to you usable and introduces the main technological solutions for accessibility of means of telecommunication and for the daily independence.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: November 2006
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
Individual assessment of assistive solutions as specialized consultation
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione" - Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
The lecture discusses possible methodologies and tools for carrying out an effective assessment of the assistive products and environmental facilitators that best meet the individual user's needs, and communicating the proposed solutions in a good report.
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
Andrich R (a cura di)
High Education Course "Assistive Technology for independence and participation"
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
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Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Andrich R, Agati M T, Cattani R, Da Dalt R, Daverio G, Giustini A, Laineri M, Penn Symons N
EASTIN, The European Assistive Technology Information Network
Seminari On Line Portale SIVA
(text automatically translated from Italian) The video introduces the event of launch of EASTIN, European the Internet Portal on the assistive technologies. After the introduction of the president of the Foundation Don Gnocchi Onlus the convention comprises the following participations: “Current and perspective Guidelines in the political of support to the persons with disability” (Dr. Giovanni ***Daverio, General manager for the family, the social rights and the social responsibility of the enterprises, Ministry of the Job and the Social Political); “The English experience in the field of the information to the persons with disability” (***dott.ssa Nicole Penn-Symons, Director of the ***Disabled Living Foundation, Great Britain); “Portal EASTIN” (Ing Renzo Andrich, Center of Bioengineering Don Gnocchi Foundation, ***project leader of project EASTIN); “Demonstration of the operation of the search engine EASTIN” (Ing ***Roberto From ***Dalt, Don Gnocchi ***Srl Systems). It follows one Round Table and Debate on the topic “European integration of the information in disability topic: the point of view of the customers, operating the associate-sanitary ones, the industry”, with the participation of Dr. ***Rodolfo Cattani (European ***Forum of the Persons with Disability), Dr. Alexander ***Giustini (President Italian Physical Medicine Society and Rehabilitation), of ***sig.ra Maria Teresa ***AGATI (Delegate Pole Entrepreneurial Associations for the Disability, ***Federvarie Confindustria), of the ***sig. Marco ***Laineri (Vice president ***FIOTO). Moderator of the Round Table is Dr. Franco ***Bomprezzi (***AGR Journalistic Agency ***Radiotelevisiva). The convention concludes with the participation of Dr. ***Silvio Riboldazzi (General manager, Foundation Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus) on the topic “the new challenges of the Don Gnocchi Foundation in the service to the persons with disability”.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: May 2012
Andrich R, Kercher P, Steffan I, Visciola M, Paternò F, Emiliani P
Design for All and computer accessibility: Introduction
Seminari On Line Portale SIVA
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: May 2012
Andrich R, Verza R
Lecture in slides on the MPT (Matching Person and Technology) instrument
Lezione Incontri di Aggiornamento SIVA. Milano: Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus, 2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) Instrument MPT is not a “measure” in which torqued sense, tu a method assisted from questionnaires in order to estimate the predisposition of the customer to resolve a problem which bound up to the disability with technological solutions, in order to preview in that measure the proposed assistive device will come effectively accepted and used, and in order to prevent possible phenomena of abandonment of the assistive device. This lesson introduces the conceptual foundations of the instrument, of it it illustrates the administration modalities and of I use of the scores, and it exemplifies it through case studies.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: April 2006
Arpini A
Assistive technology for hearing impairments
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) The lesson provides the main basics of the different types of deafness, how they can be compensated by hearing aids and on environmental measures that can be taken to prevent disability resulting from hearing loss. Are addressed in detail the anatomical and physiological structures of the auditory from the periphery up to the nerve centers of the auditory cortex, but this is preceded by the development of characteristics relating to the sound source or the frequency, intensity, time domain and also propagation phenomena. Following the deepening of diagnostic tests for the newborn, adult and elder are and then the various therapies, detailed research into the auditory prosthetic therapy either by conventional technologies (analog and digital) and through cochlear implants (or cochlear implants) . The lesson concludes with a few words on the issues of noise pollution.
Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: April 2013
Associazione Nazionale Subvedenti
Overviews of assistive technologies and services for persons with sight disability
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) The gradual or sudden reduction of visual function, which is not always possible in the context of everyday life to maintain the same habits and consequently the same quality of life, may be at least partially compensated by an appropriate assistive technology aids through dedicated and a specific rehabilitation customized. The lesson allows you to get close to a wide range of supports and services for the benefit of the visually impaired, visually impaired and blind, through a knowledge of the main categories of assistive technologies: optical aids for near and far, electronic tools; computer systems; educational software , to customize and dedicated; alternative reading (in large letters, reading machines, Braille displays and posters for reading the Braille tactile form); tiflotecnici aids for personal autonomy and other services that improve the study, the work and daily life.
Year of publication: 2016
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: April 2016
Bellintani S, Bellini S
Impianti e sistemi per l'accessibilità dello spazio
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Two lessons in slides. That one of ***Stefano Bellini introduces to the applications of the ***domotica, the telecommunicationses and the computer based technologies for the improvement of the comfort, the emergency and the independence of the person with disability in the own room. It deepens in particular the concept of “integration of system” between l `system electrical worker, the air conditioning, the apparatuses of emergency, the systems of communication, multimedia and computer based today present in the room; it introduces at last to the control interfaces with which the person with disability can control the environment. The lesson of ***Stefano Bellintani illustrates instead in its essential lines the evolutions and the transformations in course in the planning of the spaces and the systems, with particular attention to the destined buildings to ***terziarie activities in how much already projected towards a premonitory concept of “intelligent building” and therefore of a way to design that it will be prevailed with always greater force also in the residential building.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: March 2006
Besio S
The assistive technology counselling: a systematic description
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia" Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lesson in slides that introduces the principles of the systemic counselling and of it enunciates the lines guides fundamental. Concept key of the ***trattazione is the figure of the adviser seen like part of a system, governed from very precise reading desks, that meeting to a change process can go. In such particular process importance is recognized to the communication is in the content aspects, is in those of relation.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: June 2006
Besio S
Educational technologies for disability
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Presentation in slides that describes to the didactic software like instrument of development of the individual competences and scholastic integration for the students persons with disability. The author trace a methodology for the analysis, the assesment and the choice of the software that better answers to the objectives and the needs educated to you characterized. She offers moreover to some practical suggestions us in order to find useful resources and information.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: June 2006
Besio S, Brusa F
Access to play experiences for children with motor impairments
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lecture slides illustrating the research project SIVA on the game for the child with physical disabilities. Are described here the methodology adopted, the types of game proposals, the technologies used and the results obtained at the end of the project. Two solutions were tested: the electrical, fitted with suitable control systems, and software interfaces to the construction of multimedia activities.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: May 2013
Bitelli C
The personalized assesment of the ICT assistive devices
Dispense Corso di perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) The relation means to supply to the students one knowledge of fundamental the methodological criteria to the base of the pace-assistive devices and, inside of this, the personalized assesment of the technological assistive devices. Initially it will come recalled the cultural background in which the current proposal of the technological assistive devices is placed, in order then to introduce the concept of the pace-assistive devices; it will come then faced in the detail the assesment of the technological assistive devices, introducing case studies and procedures in action in the Center Technological Assistive devices of the ***Az. USL of Bologna. One will come mail in evidence relative problematic series of to the approach of the adviser assistive devices regarding the participation of assesment: ethical aspects and relatives to the quality and to the effectiveness of the participation. At last, the express concepts will come generalize in relation to the experience and the express principles ***dalla national network to you of the centers on the technological assistive devices, the ***GLIC.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: April 2009
Bomprezzi F
Personal and social image of assistive technology
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lesson in 24 slides that it inquires on the ambivalences of as the assistive device can be perceived ***dalla the person who uses it, ***dalla the family and ***dalla the primary network, and ***dalla the alive society where the person. From this analysis it deduces a series of attentions that go on one side placed in the ***individualizzato process of chosen of the assistive device, ***dall' the other on the way with which the operating ones of the information and the culture of it propose the image to the public opinion.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: February 2004
Boscarato P
Car adaptations and driving systems
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione" - Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
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Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Bucciarelli P
The Italian legislation on architectural barriers removal
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lesson in slides that the concept of ***PEBA (for the elimination of the Architectural barriers illustrates Slowly), today obligatory ***urbanistico instrument for many Public Administrations. It illustrates the motivations that have carried to the necessity of such instrument, the details of the relative ***normaiva, the methods with which to pursue accessibility in the city context. To equipment of the lesson a project of regional law for the improvement of accessibility is introduced a second containing document.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: June 2006
Canovi C
Assistive products for hearing impairments
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The lecture gives a brief overview on the essential aspects that concern the treatment of the hearing impairment through hearing aids. After a brief introduction on the anatomic and physiological structure of the ear, the most common types of hearing aids are examined and classified in relationship with the degree of hearing impairment of the patient. The hearing aid professional’s fitting protocol, in all of its phases, is then analyzed : assessment questionnaires, choice, fitting and control of the device. The lecture ends with a brief digression on the role and the responsibility of the hearing aid professional with respect to his/her competences in relationship with physicians, with reference to the principal professional laws regulating the profession.
Year of publication: 2015
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: March 2015
Caprino F
Software applications for the development of preschool skills
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
After an introduction clarifying the key-concepts and the value of educational software, the lecture focuses on the software applications which can be used to promote the development of pre-school skills. Educational software applications are first described according to the methodology adopted (drill and practice, exploration and discovery, etc.), the degree of flexibility for customization (“open” software vs. “closed” software) and their availability (commercial software, freeware or open-source). A second distinction is about the possible contexts and aims related to the software’s use (e.g. school or rehabilitation context), the type of primary users (e.g. children with or without special needs) and secondary users (e.g. teachers, therapists), contents (e.g. basic cognitive functions). For each category, the lecture discusses advantages and disadvantages related to possible learning objectives and different contexts of use, providing an useful guidance to the selection of software suitable for any specific situation. The lesson contains several examples of educational software (commercial products or freeware) that can be used to foster the development of basic cognitive skills and abilities (understanding of the basic concept of cause and effect, memory and attention skills, logic abilities as sorting, classification and seriation) of the fine motor and visual-perceptual skills as well as the language abilities (core vocabulary, early literacy skills). The lesson also presents the software design criteria developed within the Qualisoft project, discussing the accessibility requirements of educational software.
Year of publication: 2016
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: April 2016
Caprino F
Sofware applications for the development of school-age skills
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The lesson classifies educational software for children with special needs attending elementary school in four main areas, depending on whether they are addressed to promote literacy related abilities (visual discrimination, phonological discrimination, reading comprehension), numeracy abilities (space-time concepts, concept of number, arithmetic operations), other curriculum areas or meta-cognitive abilities. Each possible function, within every educational software area, is illustrated by providing examples of software products (both commercial products and freeware). The lesson then goes on to illustrate possible criteria that should guide the selection and evaluation of educational software. The INDIRE educational software evaluation grid and its eight criteria are discussed (technical quality, communicative quality, design quality, cognitive quality, cultural quality, educational quality, documentation quality, price/quality ratio ). In its conclusion, the lesson shows some of the main information resources that can help professionals to find the best solutions to meet the individual’s needs in the school context as well as in the rehabilitative one.
Year of publication: 2016
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: April 2016
Caprino F
Counselling for Assistive Technology: a systemic approach
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The technical knowledge and a sincere desire to help the users may not be sufficient resources to ensure the success of the assistive technologies evaluation process and the effective improvement in the quality of life and personal autonomy. The introduction of assistive devices in everyday life can require complex adjustments, both on the personal and family side as well as on the social one, adjustments which could be an issue for the user and his/her environment. Each individual is a part of a network of relationships and personal well-being cannot be separated from the system’s well-being. Also professionals who evaluate assistive technologies solutions are part of a social system with its own beliefs, expectations, values; no one is a mere observer bearer of an objective truth. For the mentioned reasons it is fundamental, for the professionals, to acquire interpersonal and communication skills in order to enhance the user's resources, promoting the expression of needs, the objective’s identification and the active search of solutions. The method of systemic counseling, considering the dyad professional-user in a systemic way and placing the latter - caught in the complexity of its relations - as the protagonist of the choice process, is a way to overcome, through communication techniques based on listening, on rational use of questions and empathy skills, the personal and environmental obstacles that may affect the effectiveness of assistive technologies solutions in the life’s contexts.
Year of publication: 2016
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: April 2016
Caracciolo A
Assistive products for incontinence management
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The lesson is divided into two parts: 1) classification of most common forms of intestinal or bladder incontinence; 2) assistive products, methods and educational paths that allow the achievement of an adequate control of evacuation, so as to restrict as little as possible the usual activities of daily life.
Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: February 2018
Caracciolo A
Assistive products for sport and leasure
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
While in Italy the number of disabled people practising sport is still quite low, abroad sport is considered an integrating part of he rehabilitaton treatment. Numerous sports can be played by disabled people with appropriate aids: they are described in this lecture.
Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: May 2013
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
Caretta F
Strategies for active ageing
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
First, the lecture discussed the ageing process, the most common disabling conditions associated to ageing, and the possible preventive measures in terms of lifestyles and environmental conditions. Second, the lecture describes examples of assistive technology solutions and environmental adaptations that can be implemented to better maintain independence or support sustainability of assistance. Finally, the lecture discusses some typical problems related to dementia and indicates possible solutions through improvement of the physical daily life environment
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: October 2019
Castelli E, Galbiati S
Assistive devices in the neuropsychologal rehabilitation
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Many assistive technologies and those in particular computer based ones can cover one particular valence, beyond that like instruments for the independence or the education, in a context of ***neuropsicologica rehabilitation. The lesson illustrates as they can effectively be used in creative way in a rehabilitative path of such nature, making lever on aspects which the use practicality, the flexibility of configuration and the motivation of the customer who they offer regarding more traditional instruments.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: June 2006
Ciol F
Introductions to Angmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
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Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Corbetta S, Bucciarelli P, Volpi S
Public transports accessibility
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lesson in slides that explores the several situations to inaccessibility risk that a person with disability can meet in the use of means of public transit, and of it she proposes possible solutions. To Equipment of the lesson one is introduced a second containing document selection of published articles inherent the matter.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: July 2011
De Paoli E
Assistive products for continence management
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
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Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Del Zanna G
Ergonomics of daily use objects
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lesson in slides that the concept of “design for a” user ***ampliata', that is of a planning concept processes that considers the “uniform distributed diversity” as a variable one in the population of which it is necessary to hold account in the creation of any object, device and service of daily use. The lesson is equipped from according to document that collects a selection of articles meant to you on the concept of “universal design”, ***dal quale which has had origin in its turn the notion of “design for a” user ***ampliata'.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: February 2009
Facchinetti D
Assistive products for sport activities
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
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Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
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
Fogarolo F
Assistive technology within the context of inclusive education
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
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Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Giuriati R
Being autonomous with self-care activities
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
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Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Giuriati R
Being autonomous in instrumental daily living activities
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
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Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Gower V
Environmental control, domotics and intelligent environments
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Lecture that presents the basic concepts of home automation and environmental control. The lesson introduces the concepts of simple environmental contol functions and complex automation scenarios. Different interfaces for automation control are also presented.
Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: March 2015
Graziani P
Assistive devices for blind and visual impaired people
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) After a deepened introduction to the topic of the blindness and the low vision, this presentation passes in review the main assistive devices for the mobility and the guideline and the assistive devices for the access to the information and to the culture.
Year of publication: 2007
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: May 2007
Graziani P
Access to Windows operative systems and to the World Wide Web for blind people
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Accessibility of the ***web and blind and partially sighted documents for is the topic centers them of this presentation. It in the first place enunciates some principles of planning of accessible programs; it then introduces some assistive technologies that allow use it of the computer in independence; it illustrates, at last, some initiatives and the recent norm in accessibility matter.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: March 2008
Johnson I
Assistive devices and orthesis for handling
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Starting from a brief analysis of the anatomical and functional aspects of the upper limb, the lesson illustrates the design criteria and methods for creating hand protectors, either static or dynamic.
Year of publication: 2015
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: February 2018
La Torre L
Theory and practice of counseling
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) The talk constitutes the main instrument of job for those who manages one aid relation. ***E' a moment of meeting between two persons, operator and customer, ***ciascuna carrier of own motivations, expectations, lived: the interaction between these persons characterizes like a process of communication and exchange oriented to one finalized knowledge. The operator in fact has the objective to know determines aspects to you or problems of the life of who speak and to establish an interpersonal relation that facilitates the understanding and the confidence. For the customer to it is about to experience a relation in which being able to start one reflection on himself. The participation wants to offer to the operating theoretical and ***applicative knowledge for the management of the aid talk, with the following objectives: 1) to recognize the constituent aspects of the talk of aid 2) to tune the ability to I listen and ***empatico attitude corrected 3) to develop one greater knowledge on dynamics of talk 4) to characterize the risks in the conduction of the talk. The participation previews uses it alternated of theoretical deepenings, active lessons, questionnaires estimated to you, practices in group.
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
Menezello T
Pertinence and effectiveness of assistive devices: case studies
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lesson in slides that introduces 3 case studies, aimed at to one reorganization of the life environments thanks to opportune assistive devices: ***Silvia (59 years, hemiplegia), Martina (45 years, paraplegia) and ***Luigi (96 years, progressive motor deterioration).
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: April 2006
Menon A
Seating equipment: case studies (children)
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione" - Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
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Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Milo A, Gower V
Assessment of AT within the therapeutic process: Case studies
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lesson that describes to the case study of Alberto, patient that suffers from infantile cerebral paralysis, with reduced ***motricità to the upper limbs and vocal communication absent. The authors illustrate the path of occupational therapy aimed to improve the independence in the domestic environment, ***self the beloveds and computer based accessibility. The proposed analysis is concentrated on the various ones is made of assesment, definition of the therapeutic objectives, chosen of the assistive devices and adaptation based on the requirements of the patient.
Year of publication: 2011
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: May 2014
Monbaron J J
Assistive devices for cognitive and language impairments: the approach of B.A.Bar
Incontro On Line Portale
(text automatically translated from Italian) The ***Swiss Foundation for Rehabilitation Technology (***FST) introduces ***B.A.Bar, a ***programmabile reader of codes to bars who can be used gives therapists in order to stimulate and to improve the communication in subjects with mental deficits or of the language.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: May 2012
Mozzanica C
Ethics and therapy – from the changing of ethics to the ethics of changing
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Every chosen technical and methodological it is not neutral, in the sense that are consequent to a thought system and of values of which it is necessary to be aware in order to orient in appropriate way the therapeutic job, the relation of aid and the expectations of the ready customer and being to face of all the implications. The lesson explores this thematic one in anthropological key offering a panel of cultural reference on which to graft the technical deepenings that then will be supplied ***dalle the successive lessons.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: June 2004
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 seating clinic
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 lesson examines the ideal sitting posture in the "normal" person (no neurological impairments which are essentially and / or orthopedic surgery) from the point of view of kinematics (arrangement of the different segments in space - joint angles), the kinetics (forces and moments involved in the maintenance of posture, stress and strain at the level of biological structures) and neurophysiological control mechanisms. The analysis is directed to the individual body segments, starting from the basin, and buoyancy to the influence of each of these on the entire system. Is then taken into account in the sitting posture in individuals with disabilities analyzing the problems most frequently encountered in recruitment and maintenance of this posture and proposing several possible solutions designed to guarantee maximum safety, maximum comfort and maximum functionality, with particular reference systems posture. Of the latter explains the main features and mechanisms of action.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
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
Petrini M
Assistive technology and dignity for elderly people
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lesson in old slides that the “planet” in its multiple cultural demographic, biological, charitable aspects (, associate etc deepens.). It inquires in particular on the attitudes and the prejudices of the society in the comparisons of the seniority, and on the psychological impact of the operator of attendance in the daily comparison with the truth of the seniority. It at last illustrates as the participations for the support of the health of the person old must consider four dimensions, that is the body, the ***psiche, himself social and spiritual himself. In relation to they the requirement is prevailed to rethink the charitable models in creative way, in order to supplying support to several the levels.
Year of publication: 2007
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: May 2007
Pigini L
Methods and experiences in workplace and work process design for people with mobility limitations
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
(text automatically translated from Italian) This lesson, than filler the result of a financed study ***dal the Ministry of the Italian Job, proposes one methodology for “***reasonable accomodation” of the workplaces for workers with motor limitations. Such methodology, developed joining the risk analysis from ***biomeccanico overload (based on the methods of the medicine of the job and on the enforced ergonomic norms) and the analysis of the residual function in relation to the activity (based on I use it of taxonomy ICF), is in a position to supplying indications with regard to like designing or redesigning suitable and sure workplaces for working persons with disability. It comes brought back in particular all the path of analysis, redesign and ***validazione of one of the 16 workers recruited like “case studies”, different for type of carried out activity and type of disability.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Pigini L
Assistive technology products and accessibility solutions for mobile devices
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 lesson presents the solutions available on the market to allow people with disabilities to use so-called "mobile devices" (ie smart phones and tablets). Are treated in particular the accessibility options and assistive solutions, both hardware and software for devices running iOS (iPhone, iPad, ...) and those based on Android operating system. The lesson also presents a broad overview of the software applications that allow you to use these devices as tools to improve the autonomy in activities of daily living.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
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
Pigini L
Fundamentals of e-accessibility
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
The lesson after introducing the concepts of computer aid and computer accessibility and presenting the main standards and regulations in this area, presents the overview of solutions for access to computers by people with disabilities, with particular attention to motor recommendations. The presentation then describes the possibilities for adapting standard input systems (mouse and keyboard) through, for example, audio software or systems that modify the response of these devices. Also described are the special gustere (for example the tasty enlarged, reduced, programmable, on-screen keyboard software, ...) and the alternative mice to the standard one (trackball, joystick, mouse controlled with the head, ...). Finally, the command sensors and alternative input devices for computers (for example voice control systems, eyepiece pointers, Brain Computer Interface systems) are discussed.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Porcella B
Assistive products for communication - Children
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
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Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
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
Rivarola A
Introduction to Aumentative and Alternative Communication
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Temporary or permanent absence of oral language hinders interpersonal exchanges and reduces chances of social participation. Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) helps overcome communication difficulties and facilitates social interaction, thus limiting marginalization of disabled persons. The clinical foundations of the AAC approach were laid in North America in the 70ies, initially in order to meet communication needs of people without oral language capabilities because of severe congenital or acquired neurological damages. The AAC approach embodies all strategies, techniques and technological tools that can be used by people with disabilities to communicate in everyday life. AAC provides not only the functional tools for communication: it also promotes and enhances the interaction and participation capabilities, as a fundamental prerequisites of communication. AAC interventions are therefore addressed not only to people with communication needs, but also to all their main communication partners.
Year of publication: 2017
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: March 2018
Romanò M
Independence in daily life activities
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Starting from the analysis of the various domains of activity of the person, the lesson reviews the assistive products and the tricks that can help solve the most common problems of daily living at home.
Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: February 2018
Salatino C
Fundamentals of e-accessibility
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The lesson, after having introduced the concept of accessibility and ICT assistive devices, and having presented the main standards and regulations in this field, presents a broad overview of eAccessibility and Assistive Technology solutions, focusing in particular to motor impairment.
Year of publication: 2018
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: March 2018
Salatino C
Communication assistive technologies
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lesson in slides that describes to characteristics and modality of I use of the technical assistive devices to support of the persons with ***comunicative difficulties. They come described the symbolic communicators and alphabetical, with a short signal to I use it of the computer like instrument for the communication.
Year of publication: 2018
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: March 2018
Salatino C
Laboratory - PC accessibility
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The lecture illustrates informatic access Assistive Devices and Softwares and their configurability. The concepts of interfaces, scansion, vocal sinthetizer, voice recognition are deepen. An overview is made of the Assistive Technologies and the facilitations they can introduce. The lecture goes through slight facilitations easily available to more complex assistive technologies useful when limitations are more severe. For PC input (text insetion and mouse pointer control) alternative keyboards and mouse emulator are available, when motor limitations are more severe scansion and sensore can be useful. Some examples of cases are then described.
Year of publication: 2015
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: March 2018
Salatino C
Laboratory - Configuration of communication AT
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The lesson explores communication devices and software and their configurability. The concepts of modality of access and output of the communicators is deepened. The categories of hardware and software communicators illustrated and some examples of cases described.
Year of publication: 2018
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: March 2018
Salatino C
Assistive products for communication - insights into severe acquired brain injuries
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea, Conegliano
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Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Salatino C
Smart homes and environmental control technologies
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
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Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Santoro A
Assistive technology provision in Italy: proposal for a user manual
Tesi Corso di laurea triennale in Terapia Occupazionale, Università degli studi di Milano
(text automatically translated from Italian) In this thesis the currently enforced system in Italy is acquired knowledge through which they come supplied the assistive devices, the prostheses and the ortheses through National the Sanitary Service. In attached it is present a ***esplicativo handbook on having straight to the supply and the procedures to follow for the demand for assistive devices and prosthesis. Beyond to Sistema of supply in Italy they come illustrated the procedures used in: France, Germany, Spain and Sweden.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: November 2006
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
Serratoni M
Accessibility of the Window 7 environment
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
Exercises on accessibility of the Operating Sistem Microsoft Windows 7
Year of publication: 2010
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: May 2013
SIVALab
Training course - Assisted home automation designer
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Gnocchi
Lectures presented by the teachers of the Don Gnocchi Foundation for the "Professional training course - Assistive home automation designer" organized by the cooperative SPAZIO VITA NIGUARDA.
Year of publication: 2020
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: June 2020
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
Spagnolin A
Seating systems
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
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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
The accessibility and usability of city parks and gardens
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lesson in slides that introduces criteria of planning and examples of realization of spaces accessible collectives, in particular for the fruition of the spaces greens and the natural environment.
Year of publication: 2007
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: March 2007
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
Steffan I
La progettazione di giocattoli e di spazi-gioco accessibili ai bambini con disabilità motoria
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
(text automatically translated from Italian) Lesson in which they are analyzed is the activity of the clearance that the spaces to it dedicated in relation to the psychomotor development of the children with motor disabilities. They come introduced different types of clearances inserted in spaces collectives and examples of international projects in which the attention it is addressed to the child and the ***ludica activity like means in order to develop ability and to establish relations with the others.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: March 2008
Valtolina G
The family facing disability
Dispense Corso di Perfezionamento Tecnologie per l'Autonomia. Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2012
Verza R
Seating equipment: case studies (adults)
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione" - Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
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Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
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
Von Prondzinski S
Assistive products and environmental adaptations for hearing and perception impairment
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Ausili per l'Autonomia e la Partecipazione". Associazione La Nostra Famiglia IRCCS E.Medea
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Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: September 2019
Zavaglia C
Assistive products for hearing impairment
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The lesson provides an overview of the essential aspects regarding the compensation of? Hearing through hearing aids. After a? Introduction on the anatomical and physiological structure of? Ear, are examined and classified the main types of hearing aids according to the degree of hearing loss of the subject, continuing with? Analysis of application protocol of the technical hearing care professional in all its phases : history, selection, adaptation and control of the device.
Year of publication: 2016
Type of document: Lectures
Last update: April 2016
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
Andrich R, Alimandi L
Teleworking guidelines for workers with a disability
Milano: European Commission, 1995
Teleworking is a fashionable word today. The issue is raising a lot of interest also in the world of disability: the possibility to work at a distance is felt as a new opportunity to access the labour market, by improving flexibility and reducing the need of travelling to a workplace. Experiences demonstrate that, when properly implemented, teleworking is an integrating opportunity for profitable employment. But this does not mean that teleworking is the magic solution to the problems of job integration of persons with disability. These Guidelines originate from the experience of the European TWIN Project. Their purpose is to clarify concepts, and briefly guide to properly planning teleworking operations that integrate disabled workers.
Year of publication: 1995
Type of document: Manuals or books
Last update: May 2003
Andrich R, Moi M
What is the cost of assistive technology? Handbook for the cost analysis of independent life support project
Milano: Fondazione Don Gnocchi, 1998
(text automatically translated from Italian) The process of choice, adoption and I use of technical assistive devices is involved a great number of actors and resources of varied nature. In order to correctly estimate the ***socioeconomici impacts of such technologies it is necessary to adopt one perspective of long period and to consider all the members of the been involved society (the person with disability that uses the technology, the relatives and the primary network, National the Sanitary Service, etc). This handbook proposes an innovative methodology and an operating instrument for the analysis cost-result in the which individualized projects of support to the independent life. In particular, the instrument concentrates on the cost analysis generated from programs of supply of technical assistive devices for the independence and social integration of persons with disability. Same (choice and adoption come analyzed are the costs of the decisional process) are the costs that are generated in the time in consequence to the which fetched decisions (normal use). This volume collects the main result of the Finalized “Development and experimentation of methodologies for the analysis cost-benefits in the field of the assistive devices for the persons persons with disability”, which promoted Search and financed ***dal the Ministry of Health, and lead in biennium 1996-97 ***dall' the IRCCS Foundation For ***Juventute Don Carlo Gnocchi of Milan.
Year of publication: 1998
Type of document: Manuals or books
Last update: May 2003
Bianchi G
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Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Manuals or books
Last update: June 2013
Bringolf J
Helpful handbook for memory loss
Independent Living Centre New South Wales
When our memory is working well, we don’t realise how much we use it for everything we do. We use it to recall things, organise ourselves and keep track of events. Only when we have memory problems do we realise how much we use it – without thinking. If you have early stage dementia or concerns about your memory, this is the time to think about the future. With careful planning and by changing habits now, you can look after yourself and carry on your regular activities well into the future. There are many publications that tell you about the effects of memory loss and dementia. This handbook is intended as a handy reference about products, devices, tips and hints.
Year of publication: 2007
Type of document: Manuals or books
Last update: May 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
Critical factors involved in end-users education in relation to Assistive Technology
Milano: European Commission, 1998
The term "critical factors" refers to aspects that deserve careful consideration when approaching the transfer of knowledge to end-users so as to achieve empowerment or prepare the ground for it. This report identifies, describes and analyses such critical factors, and gives rise to a conceptual framework for the development of educational initiatives. The main concern of this study is the process that leads from expression of the need to the choice of Assistive Technology (AT). Chapter 1 introduces the philosophy of the EUSTAT project , clarifies some basic concepts and describes the contents and methodology adopted. Chapter Two deals with the relationship between AT and end-users, and describes knowledge transfer as a key factor for bridging the gap. In Chapter Three, a systematic classification of critical factors is given. This is based on a model of the educational process that embraces the sequence of logical steps through which a body of knowledge takes shape in the mind of someone organising an educational initiative, is delivered to end-users, and gradually brings about their empowerment. Chapter Four lists supporting literature, and also includes a comprehensive review of selected handbooks on AT deemed useful for end-user education.
Year of publication: 1998
Type of document: Manuals or books
Last update: April 2003
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
Eustat Consortium, Besio S
Programs in assistive technology education for end users in Europe
Milano: European Commission, 1998
This book is the result of a wide international survey aimed at identifying, classifying and describing existing examples of educational programs in Assistive Technology (AT) addressed to persons with disabilities and the elderly. The survey was carried out at international level mainly by means of a questionnaire, which was designed in accordance with the findings of Deliverable D03.2 Critical Factors in End Users’ Education in Relation to AT. However on-site visits were also made in order to collect further information and insight about a number of outstanding programs that adopt different approaches. This book is divided into two parts. Part One is devoted to analysis of existing educational programs in AT. It contains a detailed section-by-section discussion of the data obtained from the survey, the description of seven programs analysed on the basis of on-site visits and 87 programs analysed on the basis of the questionnaires. Part Two presents the obtained data in both numerical and graphical form.
Year of publication: 1998
Type of document: Manuals or books
Last update: May 2013
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
Andrich R, Caracciolo A
Classification of assistive devices: a new proposal for the national healthcare system
Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) In December 2001 the Ministry of the Health entrusted to the IRCCS “Rising ***S.Maria “of the Foundation Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus” the assignment to carry out a Search having for objective the processing of one new methodology of ***nomenclazione of prostheses, the ortheses and the assistive devices, in order to supply a scientific base of job for future refreshes of Italian National List of Assistive Devices eligible for medical prescription (***DM 332/99, that is the norm on the prosthetic supplies to load of National the Sanitary Service). Between several the works produced from such search, following is available here for the reading on-linens or the ***download: 1) the Foundations of the ***nomenclazione: document that describes methodological the scientific foundations/of the proposed new of ***nomenclazione, instructs in the corrected reading of the introduced ***codifiche, supplies lines guides for the maintenance and the refreshes of the Nomenclatore, at last offer to the medical ***prewriter methodological indications on the prescription and the supply of the assistive devices 2) proposed the ***Nomenclazione New: document that it analytically lists – on the base of the foundations by illustrates in the document previous – the devices to you proposals to the supply the ***SSN establishing some requirement and detailed lists. 3) The index of the ***nomenclazione, that is a synthetic panel (without explanations, added to you, workings and repairs) of the codes base of the new proposed ***nomenclazione. 4) The Methodology used in the Search, therefore like brought back in the final relation of the same one.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Tools
Last update: February 2020
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
Dijcks BP, Wessels RD, De Vlieger SL, Post MW, (traduz. Desideri L, Bitelli C, Brandan V)
KWAZO instrument (Kwaliteit van Zorg)
Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
The KWAZO (“Kwaliteit van Zorg”; “Quality of Care”) scale measures the quality of the AT service delivery from a client’s perspective. It has been validated both in Dutch and Finnish with an adult population. In A preliminary validation of the KWAZO scale in the Italian context has been conducted with a sample of parents of children with disabilities. KWAZO is composed of seven questions, each addressing specific criteria for quality of care. In the italian version, the respondent is requested to rate his/her degree of satisfaction with each criterion on a scale from 1 to 5 (from ‘insufficient’ to "very good").
Year of publication: 2017
Type of document: Tools
Last update: November 2017
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
Gray D, Hollingsworth H, Stark S, Morgan K, (traduz. Salatino C)
The FABS/M Instrument for assessing facilitators and barriers to mobility
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
(text automatically translated from Italian) The FABS/M Form is a questionnaire aimed at people with mobility problems due to mobility limitations, and therefore needing aids (wheelchairs, scooters, walkers, canes, etc. ...). It analyzes how the various elements in the environment are perceived by the person himself, when it moves with their aids, such as facilitators rather than as barriers. The questionnaire is divided into six domains: aids in use, features dellla home, public buildings and the natural environment, access to public places, accessibility of services in the area, support network. In each section, we asked questions relating to the various environmental elements that most commonly you may encounter (eg. In the "home" is asked how the element "scale" influences their participation, how to help rather than a hindrance, and with that frequency). Overall, the questionnaire helps to understand how the aid represents a facilitating element in the life of the user or whether there are environmental elements that undermine the effectiveness, in order to identify possible corrective actions.
Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Tools
Last update: April 2013
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: Tools
Last update: February 2020
Ministero della Salute
List of Assistive Products eligible for provision by the Italian National Health Service (DECRETO 27 agosto 1999, n. 332 )
GU Serie Generale n.227 del 27-09-1999 - Suppl. Ordinario n. 176
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
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Tools
Last update: February 2020
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
Pigini L, Zava F, Iannettone M, Villa A, Andrich R
APProvando-How to avoid getting lost in the complicated world of the APP
Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
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Year of publication: 2015
Type of document: Tools
Last update: November 2015
Poulson D, Ashby D, Richardson S (traduz. Marchesini C, Andrich R)
The USERfit instrument - italian version
Milano: Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, 2001
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***USERfit is an equipment of cards that helps the planner of assistive devices in all is made of the path that goes ***dalla the generation of the idea to the product development, its production and its assesment. The ***conduttrice idea of the instrument is the ***centralità of the customer, its requirements and its context, that they must guide every phase of this process if succeeding the objective of of “a usable” product is wanted to be caught up with, that is effective, useful and appreciate to the user
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Tools
Last update: May 2003
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
Scherer M (traduz. Andrich R, Caracciolo A, Snapir H)
The MPT (Matching Person and Technology) Instrument - Italian version
Milano: Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, 2002.
(text automatically translated from Italian) Instrument MPT is not a “measure” in which torqued sense, tu a method assisted from questionnaires in order to estimate the predisposition of the customer to resolve a problem which bound up to the disability with technological solutions, in order to preview in that measure the proposed assistive device will come effectively accepted and used, and in order to prevent possible phenomena of abandonment of the assistive device.
Year of publication: 2003
Type of document: Tools
Last update: May 2003
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
Agusto R
Metodologia e organizzazione del lavoro nei Centri Ausili in Italia: risultati di una ricerca
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2005-2006
(text automatically translated from Italian) Leaving from a carried out surveying ***dal the ***GLIC (Interregional Work group Centers Assistive devices) in 2005 that meant to deepen some aspects of the structure and the models operated you of the centers afferent assistive devices to the association, has been believed to lead an ulterior deepening regarding the Services offers and to the professional figures that operate in the centers assistive devices. First part of the work describes the undertaken procedure in order to realize this Study, with the relative ones prefixed theoretical profits in order to comprise the structure of the " houses ***histories " and the difficulty of the search of a common and shared language that common denominator of the centers constitutes that have collaborated to the collection of the data, sometimes with fatigue in trying to be comprised and to comprise that that came asked. The " which amassed houses ***histories “are altogether ten, they come from several Italian territories and this renders them of sure usefullness for who is interested to having a photography of the operativity of the centers assistive devices in Italy, holding obviously present that to it is about truth, that one of the technological assistive devices, in continuous evolution and change.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: January 2008
Alì G
Il modello di presa in carico del lavoratore infortunato presso il Punto Cliente del Centro Protesi INAIL della Lombardia
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) The project of institution of a Center ***INAIL of assessment and supply of assistive devices on regional scale is born by in the 2003 in the within of the project of “caretaking” Insuring Institute of the patient injured person on the job or that suffers from professional disease. The location of a Center assistive devices and motor rehabilitation – called “Point Client” – happens therefore in the context of the structure of regional Direction ***INAIL of the Lombardy, to Milan, converting and restructuring of the premises in disuse from some years. The Point Client comes inaugurated in the september of 2005 and very soon the attendance in the field of the assistive devices and the disabilities from working accident becomes a regional point of reference for all. The activities of the Point Client have been subsequently implemented with the start of other asset of assessment and attendance which the ***Polispecialistico Outpatients' department of the foot, the Service of assessment and supply of ***urologici garrisons, the Center of motor rehabilitation and the Service of Assessment in the field Assistive devices Guide. The future activities of the Point Client will have to be the insertion in the team of the professional figure of the psychologist and I use it of instruments for the assesment of the outcome.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2008
Alloni N
Progettare una vita a due: il caso di Claudia
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) The case taken in consideration regards one from birth blind girl 27 years old, for ***fibroplasia retrolentale. The important elements of this path, than ***fan yes that today ***Claudia can be totally independent, have been: the learning of the mobility systems (dog guides), the study and the job (computer based accessibility and writing), the social life and loving (accessibility to the transports and the communication). In ***particolar way, it will come given importance to the planning and therefore to the construction of the house that will accommodate ***Claudia and its fiancèe (***anch'egli blind) once married. The main objective of this project is that one to evidence like ***Claudia and George is finding a point of meeting between their requirements and the domestic environment that will have to be modified in the perspective of one life to two.
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Angella R
Riabilitazione ed ausili: perfetti alleati per la ripresa di un’autonomia impensata. Il caso di Anna
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001
(text automatically translated from Italian) Anna is one enrolled girl 24 years old to 4° the year of actively engaged jurisprudence and, like volunteer, in a local Association. To the age 16 years old, later on to an incident to the sea, spianl cord injury for fracture and luxation of ***C5 brought back one on ***C6 with consequent quadriplegia. The incident, coming from reached in our rehabilitative structure after six months ***dall' from a foreigner Spinal Unit where it had been hospitalized, endured after the trauma, for the vertebral participation of stabilization; in the same Center, beyond executing an intense rehabilitative program, they came to them supplied the first assistive devices. The assesment begins demonstrated them that much importance had been given to the attainment of a premature independence in the activities of the treatment of himself, tu Anna was still completely employee, in the movements, the activities in the bed and those in wheelchair. My project of assessment and supply of assistive devices is of retrospective type and analyzes the situation begins them of Anna and the solutions adopted with to she in order improving its independence. The main areas of participation have been: mobility, posture, therapy and training, personal treatment. The project is moreover proposed to estimate uses it of an assistive device for the communication, so that Anna can make of use in the study and a future job. Other participation is the assesment of solutions that inside improve the independence of Anna of the room, in particular in the bathroom, perspective of one more independent life in one new house.
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: August 2003
Arneodo P
Quando la voglia di vivere supera anche le previsioni più positive: il caso di Lorenzo
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001.
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Lorenzo is 22 years old, works in a company that produces electronic apparatuses, has a life activates, engaged culturally and social (above all in musical field), a strong familiar tie. Lover of the mountain has inherited ***dal the father one strongly passion for the body of the alpine ones. In it you open them “94, later on to street incident becomes quadriplegic. It reaches our service after a year of Rehabilitation in foreign specialistic center. L” rehabilitative participation has been imprinted above all to integration of the boy through: suitable means supply of mobility (wheelchair); adaptation of the room; means search of suitable transport; search of “***suppletivo human support” in case of deficiency of technological means; search of medical strategies for the ***vescicale control and of disturbs ***neurogeni.
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Atza M V
Finalmente leggo! - Un approccio multidisciplinare alla dislessia. Il caso di Giacomo
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1998-1999
(text automatically translated from Italian) In this study it is spoken about a case of ***dislessia. The protagonist is ***Giacomo, a boy 13 years old. The main scope of the treatment is to improve the bed-writing abilities and those logical-mathematical ones that, you give given ***anamnestici, turn out deficit. The operating ones in order to obtain the which set objectives have used like didactic assistive devices the software. The participation has allowed ***Giacomo to complete enormous progresses and to acquire numerous competences in the areas of the reading, writing and calculation.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Avesani B
Analisi retrospettiva dell’assistenza protesica nella Azienda Sanitaria Locale di Bolzano nel quadriennio 2003-2006
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) The Work supplies a retrospective analysis of the distributed performances ***dal the Service of Prosthetic Attendance of the LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY of Bolzano, held account of the national and provincial legislative dispositions in matter of prosthetic attendance. This job is proposed to contribute to one greater reflection on this matter, putting to such comparison truth with other present truths in Italy and, consequently, to a better guideline care the attendance with technical and orthopedic garrisons based on the scientific evidences. Altogether it turns out that huge amounts of economic resources in assistive devices are expenses of which, of fact, we do not have the scientific confirmation that they are truly estimates, rehabilitative or therapeutic and that often they cannot guarantee the independence. A meaningful example is to made up of the orthopedic footwear, that they constitute for the Sanitary Service one spold important and that not always they turn out ***inquadrabili like really necessary assistive devices. Other emerged aspect is the lack of an approach culture ***to interdisciplinare, in a within that demands the convergence of various disciplines.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: February 2008
Avi U H
L’importanza dell’ausilio nella vita sociale di una persona: analisi con gli strumenti QUEST e PIADS
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 introduction of two instruments of measurement of outcome (the QUEST – ***Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with Assistive Technologies – and the PIADS – ***Psychosocial Assistive ***Impact of ***Devices is proposed Stairs) in an Assistive technology assessment center, situated in the Province Upper Adige and managed ***dalla the social cooperative ***independent L. After little more than an activity year the team sees the necessity to introduce in just the process of assessment on the technological and computer based assistive devices an instrument that gives the just weight to the opinion of the own customers, and that consequently it will carry to an improvement of the activity of the center. The work pursues therefore the scope in the first place translate the instruments also in the German language, in order to guarantee an administration to the entire user bilinguist of the cooperative, to then insert the instruments in the processes of the assessment activity and a precise moment in which the questionnaires subordinates to the user come. At last the two instruments will come proposals to the already existing customers of year 2003 and the work will expose the obtained result.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2004
Baini M
Valutazione delle traiettorie di movimento durante la movimentazione manuale del paziente, con e senza ausili
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The continuous increment of the industrial accidents in sanitary within is becoming an important problem in the business political of the rehabilitative structures and in the sanitary residences; in order to contrast such incidents, already from some year they are commerce assistive devices in a position to alleviating stress from load of the “attache's to the jobs” during the moving of the loads (in our case of the patients). These assistive devices, if used in way ***consona, reduce the risk of movements mistake you of the operating ones, lowering therefore the accident probability. For a aimed program of prevention it is therefore a lot interesting to estimate in way analytics, in a healthy worker, the difference of movements that verification is with uses it that without I use it of assistive devices in order to confirming, in case us of was need, the usefullness of the same ones. The objective of this job is that one to analyze the movements described by means of a software of analysis of the movement (***Darthfish) and to confront them between they trying to give, in the most possible way found panel of the postural modifications that happen in the sanitary operator during the moving of the patient and to try to demonstrate the effect that the assistive devices have on the range to articulate during the movement, and therefore to estimate of the interest in an optical of decrease of the accidents.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
Baroni K
Voglio dimostrare di poter tornare a vivere da sola: il caso di Marina
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Marisa is 76 years old, retired, widow, before the pathological event lived alone. As a result of cerebral ***ischemiche lesions in the territory of the medium cerebral artery of right introduce ***emisindrome pyramidal left with an important an involvment of the functionality to the upper limb. Son and grandsons do not comprise the necessity of a recovery of the independence in how much want to take to charitable full load of ***Marisa not allowing them, therefore, to re-enter in its adored house in hill where he would live alone. In spite of this situation, ***Marisa decides along to cover and the difficult way towards independence for being able to demonstrate to the relatives that she will have caught up a degree of such independence from being able to return living alone. Concretely the adopted solutions have been for the organization of the life environment, the treatment of the own person and the activities of the daily life that demand ***bimanual manipulations. In the specific one they have been adopted substitutive strategies, technical assistive devices to low technology (ergonomic comb, ***limetta for nails with adapted grip handel, threads stockings, multipurpose trencher, undercarriage ***portavivande, etc etc…), and at last the furnishing of the kitchen has been carried out a partial adaptation of the house changing (in order to create possible the most ergonomic environment) and being brought light modifications to the bath (mirror to wire washbasin with adding of approachable mirror and blowup, shackle to wall on the wall of the bathtub). The project wants moreover to put in evidence as the psychological motivation of the individual is of fundamental importance in the rehabilitative path.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Bassini G
Vivere sì, ma quale vita? Una scelta concreta: il caso di Luca
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1998-1999
(text automatically translated from Italian) Bifid thorn with ***mielomeningocele lombo-sacrale L2/***L3 left, ***L3/***L4 to right, and hydrocephalus ***triventricolare comes taken in examination the case of a child of eight years that suffers from. The project of assessment and supply assistive devices regards is the adoption of ortheses for the personal mobility, is the modification of the existing spaces in the room for one better accessibility of the same ones. Be a matter itself of a child it goes emphasized that the assessment makes part of the rehabilitative plan and that as it will go developed, modified and above all verified hand by hand that the increase and the changed requirements of the patient or the familiar nucleus will demand it. The project regards the construction of a ramp, the installation of an elevator, adaptations for the bath, the adoption of a manual wheelchair and the use of a tutor pelvis-thigh-leg-foot and undercarriage walker for the movements in erected station. The purposes of the participation are ***sintetizzabili in being able to supply to the child the bases for a personal independence that will go developing itself in the years in tune with its changed conditions ***dal the motor, familiar and social point of view.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
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
Benvenuti E
Analisi comparativa dell’efficacia delle ortesi caviglia-piede (AFO): guida alla scelta e alla prescrizione
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) Scope of this thesis is that one to currently on sale bring back the state of the art with regard to the ortheses for the ankle, the criteria to hold present for the prescription, the legal norm that the rule. Moreover they come brought back the data of one preliminary study inside lead of the Department of ***Geriatria INRCA “the ***Fraticini” that currency the percentage of prescription of ***AFO (***Ankle-Foot-Orthosis) in hemoplegic patients, stabilized, discharged ***dal the Day hospital in the 2001-July year the 2002 and percentage of abandonment of these ortheses. Of the 25 patients (selected from a champion of 207 subjects discharged in that period) to which it had been prescribed the ortheses for the ankle (equal to 11% of the population), very 21 to the telephone talk have reported to wear it (still equal to 84% of the studied population). Our data are discordant respect to other studies on the argument. In particular the percentage of prescription, in these studies, was gone around around to 20-25%; the percentage of abandonment of the ortheses around to 30-40%. That could make to think that the percentage of prescription in less in our study regarding the others, is those that later on would have lead to a abandonment of the ortheses.
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
Bertonelli L
Piano di sviluppo del servizio di terapia occupazionale e del servizio ausili di Sarzana
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) The idea of this project is born ***dall' the requirement, always increasing, of having greater spaces to disposition for the Service of Occupational Therapy (***T.O.) and the Service Assistive devices, which carry out a fundamental role in the rehabilitative procedure of the person. The present project previews the creation, inside of the structure in examination, a new environment that recreates situations similar to those of daily life (i.e. assisted kitchen and bath), in which the patient it can experience with the own limits and the own abilities, always in continuity with the own needs, interests and expectations. The operating ones of the Service will be able therefore to estimate the patient during the development of activity of daily life, identifying the type of more suitable assistive devices in order to improve the independence degree and of integration in the society, it is familiar or cultural it. The patient will be able to experience the suitable assistive devices to its requirements, to choose between they what more she satisfies it, to be educated to the independence and trained to the use of assistive devices in phase of stay in hospital hospital worker and the relatives they will be able to acquire and still to verify their abilities to management and attendance. Moreover an extension of the Service of ***T.O to territorial level is favorable. It will be possible in this way to follow the patient ***dalla the first phase of identification of the need to its solution and to have a reply on the real one I use of the assistive device, thanks to periodicals follow-up directly in the environment in which the patient alive every day.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: January 2008
Betto A
Voglio una vita non spericolata: il caso di Francesco
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2004-2005
(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: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Bianchi S
Proposta di organizzazione di un servizio valutazione ausili all’interno dell’Istituto Palazzolo della Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) Currently inside of our structure a service does not exist assesment assistive devices structured is as far as associate-charitable residence (***RSA), than for the part hospital worker and ***ambulatoriale. In ***RSA the prescription of the assistive devices comes made gives doctors ***geriatri to which it has been supplied a code ***prewriter, in collaboration with the ***fisioterapista of unit; for problematic particular it comes demanded the opinion ***fisiatrico. As far as the part hospital worker (General Rehabilitation Geriatrica ***RGG and House of Treatment) and ***ambulatoriale the prescription of the assistive devices comes carried out ***dal the medical physiatrist in collaboration with ***fisioterapista (***FT) and inserted in a rehabilitative project. In our structure the possibility lacks but being able to try the assistive devices before the prescription, above all as far as the wheelchairs; for the smaller assistive devices (sticks, bodices, tutors leg-foot…) it is possible instead to carry out the tests thanks to the orthopedic technicians who leave them the ***fisioterapia in guard. The test of the assistive device is a fundamental stage for one corrected prescription. From little months it has only been introduced a monitoring system that quantifies the prescribed assistive devices managed ***dalla the ***fisioterapia directly and ***dalla the secretariat of the social services. The project is born ***dall' the requirement to realize and to quantify that that already currently is made in field: assesment and prescription assistive devices guaranteeing one greater appropriatness of the same garrison also through the verification put into effect with the test.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
Biotto E
Le protesi di arto superiore
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The didactic unit in its phase begins introduces them a short introduction on the problematic one of the ***protesizzazione of the upper limb, with some signals to pathologies that can lead to the demand for such prescription and on their ***epidemiologia. Subsequently they come supplied information detailed on the various today possible prosthetic solutions and references on the technological developments and the searches at the moment in course. The description concerns initially on cosmetic ***eso- and endo-skeletal passive prostheses, that they substantially aim to restore body integrity with particular attention towards the esthetic aspect; subsequently it comes faced the chapter of functional or active prostheses, comprising the prostheses to body energy and those to ***extracorporea energy (to they time subdivided in prosthesis to ***mioelettrico control and electronic control). Later on they come listed to the several possibilities of ***protesizzazione depending on the the various levels of amputation. After this ***trattazione, that it constitutes the fundamental nucleus of the work, it comes shortly introduced the decisional process to the base of the location and prescription of the corrected prosthesis, in reference to the requirements and characteristics of the patient (age, level of amputation, I use previewed etc), followed from indications on the pre-prosthetic management and the costs of the various solutions.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
Boniolo A
Proposta di riorganizzazione dell’assistenza protesica presso il Distretto Socio Sanitario n° 1 dell’ASL 3 di Bassano
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) ASL 3 of ***Bassano is an ASL of the province of Vicenza. Leaving ***dalla the description of the current situation with an outpatients' department dedicated to the prescription of the assistive devices and successive they supply through the warehouse of the LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY or the attendance of the sanitary ones of the zone, this thesis has the scope to trace a hypothetical path that will guide the customer ***dalla the telephone call for the demand for information to the delivery of the assistive device until its test and to the successive verification to three months of the degree of I use of prescribed how much. Fundamental point of the project will be the creation of a Territorial Service Assistive devices (***SAT), where to be able to at least carry out the tests of the assistive devices available to warehouse (wheelchairs, walkers). An operator opportunely instructd will manage the telephone contacts with the customer, having proposed the more suitable solution of the case and taking advantage themselves, for this scope, of a specific software. He will estimate himself in according to moment a possibility to extend the prosthetic attendance to the patients who demand one at domicile assesment. The project will have a duration experiences them of 6 months and ***will presee the use of some cards in order to facilitate the communication between the members of the team and in order to estimate the degree of satisfaction of the customer.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2008
Borghi F
Studio e valutazione dei criteri di progettazione di un telefono viva-voce ad accesso facilitato. Helpiphone
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2004-2005
(text automatically translated from Italian) The communication is one of the more important necessity for a human being. In situations of accompanied serious motor disabilities but from integral cognitive abilities and of oral expression, one of the main requirements of these persons is that one to communicate orally being used one of the simpler and diffuse instruments the world, the telephone. To telephone can be absolutely easy also in problematic serious conditions of motor if it is supports to you from an assistant; the problem becomes important objective when a customer in such conditions wants to telephone in independence. This work wants to follow and to evidence all makes that they have become necessary in order to arrive to the production of a telephone “alive-voice” “to simplified access”; ***dalle the relative searches to the state of the art before the planning until the definition of the functional characteristics technical/that the telephone must have in order to answer to the requirements of the greater possible number of problematic users with relative to the motor abilities. In the conclusive part of the work the criteria of planning are wanted to be evidenced used in order to arrive to this assistive device. Through the ***Userfit instrument – a handbook that it offers of the lines guides who is taken care of the planning and of the assesment of the assistive devices regarding the needs of the customers – the validity of the procedure of planning of the telephone is wanted at last to be verified object of this work.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2005
Boscarato P
Creazione di un Servizio Ausili in una struttura riabilitativa per cerebrolesioni acquisite
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001
(text automatically translated from Italian) Inside of the Garrison of Rehabilitation of Our Family of ***Pieve di ***Soligo, it has been created a service assistive devices. This service will be in a position to guaranteeing, through the job of a ***multidisciplinary team, the Support, the Information, the Search, the Assessment and the formation for Assistive devices (***SIRCA). The service is born inside of one structure of rehabilitation for acquired head injuries in adult age. The ***SIRCA is created in order to answer to the requirements of rehabilitative within for the attainment of one real independence of the persons with disability. The experiences of this type in Italy are little and they are rifared for the greater part the model of the S.I.V.A of Milan. The specificity of the organization of the ***SIRCA is characterized above all for the possibility, date to the person with disability, the operating ones and to the relatives, to carry out paths of test and training to I use it of the assistive device. Moreover, there is the opportunity to realize in native place, with operating experts, the modification or the adaptation of the assistive devices depending on the the need of the person with disability. That is possible thanks to the fact that the service is inserted inside of a rehabilitative structure that is organized for team of experts and it characterizes for the high qualification and the various specialization of the operating ones. The team of the ***SIRCA is composed gives: physiatrist, neuropsychologist, bioengineer, occupational therapist, professional educator, therapist of the rehabilitation, speech therapist, social worker and psychiatrist. The used spaces consist of: room for information and assessments, multimedia room for the computer based instruments, apartment for the independence, laboratories for the training and the configurations. ***Dal the point of view of the access of the customers, is previewed of the distinguished paths for type of disability (motor, ***neuropsicologica and sensory) and of express need (support, information, assessment and formation) with the definition of instruments estimated to you begins them, intermediate and final. These instruments are in a position to estimating the effectiveness, the efficiency and the usefullness in the time. The pelvis of user is regional (Veneto north-oriental) and aimed at all the type of the disabilities
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Bozzolini G
Un’esperienza di riqualificazione dell’ambiente domestico: il caso di Marina
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) The author, in this experience, was responsible for the environmental rehabilitation of the apartment in Marina, paraplegic of 41 years, which has expressed a strong need to live independently in his home. Later, after having evaluated its demands and expectations, we analyzed the housing complex to be redeveloped. The program was focused on four main types of intervention through regulatory support provided by the laws in force: 1) architecture environment 2) design and plant 3) furniture accessible and 4) aids for personal autonomy. Although the literature did not provide unambiguous support for restructuring of the living spaces, the result of the operation was highly positive, both in terms of structural objectives achieved both in terms of Marina's satisfaction and autonomy.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Bravi V
Proposta di cambiamenti tecnico-organizzativi in un Centro di Riabilitazione, per garantire soluzione assistive appropriate all’utente
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) The regarding project the Center of Rehabilitation for sensory persons with disability “Devout ***Ambrosini House”, called “former ***art. 26 of Legge 833/78”, is born ***dalla the perspective of future acceptance of one type of various user from that current one. The Center today is organized in such way to answer to the primary necessities of the old residents in Institute that, beyond to the loss partial total or of the sight and/or the hearing, panels introduce complex clinicians and concomitant ***pluripatologie, needing of one rehabilitation more for the third age that for the sensory disability. ***E' for that, in the event mainly receiving afferent adults with a disability situation due to the loss of the sensory function, the Center will have to be put in the such condition to be in a position to guaranteeing to the customer one “***assistiva solution” in order to achieve the maximum level of possible independence to the term of the plan of individual rehabilitative treatment. The proposed solutions regard all the technical-organized aspects you of the Structure: economic, accessibility, logistic organization of the premises, insertion of activity to diurnal cycle and a Center Information and Assesment Assistive devices like additional ***ambulatoriale service, material resources and equipments, services and performances, rehabilitative team.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: January 2008
Brustia G
Gli ausili per la comunicazione
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) The communication is an exchange (at least partially aware and voluntary) of messages or information between two or more persons, than ***multimodale norm and ***multichannel, of varied degree of sophistication, realized by means of groupable arbitrary signs in chosen codes, liberations in direct or indirect way you give partner communicated, dictated from necessity or desire to you. The oral language is only an aspect of the communication. The man concentrates itself so on its words, to forget that also its movements, its expressions and the postures speak just a language. Sight in an extensive concept the communication goes beyond the ***verbalità and the modern technology becomes a fundamental aid for the subject child or adult lacking in word for being able to empower the ***comunicative possibilities, to increase the strategies and to improve the quality of life and the social participation. The market offers many technological solutions, tu the choice of the more suitable assistive device is not simple and demands experience and competence. Indispensable ***E' the assesment of the motor, cognitive and functional abilities, of the social and cultural situation beyond to the existence of the motivation to the stimulating and able ***comunicativa interaction and the presence of ***caregivers.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2008
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
Cacciatori B
Progressione della malattia? Progressione dell’autonomia: il caso di Andrea
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) Andrea is a 47 year old man, who in 1991 was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1998 there was a worsening of the clinical condition that forced him to walk with the aid of crutches Canadians. He had to leave the job (receiving pension for incapacity for work), and in 2005 he moved to an apartment with no architectural barriers. This project aims to highlight the route taken by both Andrea and the various players involved to be able to have an independent life at home, despite the progression of the disease. The most difficult aspect was, and is, to accompany Andrea during the deterioration of functional capacity proposing, and then implementing strategies (services and aids) that would allow him to have his autonomy while maintaining a good quality of life. Since taking charge of Andrea by our service Rehabilitation Territorial (2005) were prescribed and in particular many aids: an electric bed base with electrically adjustable height to allow transfers autonomous, and when this was not possible was provided a mobile hoist with electric sling to a hammock, a self-propelling lightweight manual wheelchair for mobility with internal anti-decubitus cushion (before then replaced with a viscoelastic air), a stabilizer for the static upright manual before then replaced with an electric one, a chair toilet shower always self-propelling to facilitate the hygiene and a power wheelchair with central drive to allow any independent and secure from home. Just the progression of the disease and the changing needs of Andrea led me to propose a new electronic wheelchair that meets the demands of Andrea, to which, before and after the supply, it has been proposed the IPPA to verify if the help provided responded positively to the user's expectations by continuing to make the main actor of their choices.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Calabretta P
Morbo di Parkinson: informazione sugli ausili
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia", Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a, a, 2009-2010
(text automatically translated from Italian) The disease of ***Parkinson is a disturbance of the central nervous system mainly characterized them from degeneration of neurons situated in one deep zone of the called brain black substance. These nervous cells produce a neurotransmitter, the ***dopamina, a chemical substance that transmits messages to neurons in other zones of the brain and is in charge of the activation of a circuit that controls the movement. The ***dopamina reduction determines the insorgence of tremor, muscular rigidity, bradykinesia, disturbance of the sailing point, disturbs of the word and the writing. The strategies put in action ***dal the occupational therapist can allow to the patients of being the most possible self-sufficient people through use it of the just assistive device, trying to adapt the environment in which they live to progressing of the disease. To the various activities of the daily life they will be places side by side to you, therefore, one series of assistive devices opportunely adapted in order to render possible the patient most independent. Such assistive devices include instruments for the personal treatment, the mobility, the feeding and the communication.
Year of publication: 2010
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2010
Calia P
Progetto per la riorganizzazione del servizio ausili in un centro di riabilitazione
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The process of choice, assesment and prescription of the assistive devices is a specific program inside of the individual rehabilitative project of a patient with disability. The necessity to create a Service Assistive devices inside of a Center of Rehabilitation is born ***dal the fact that the accomplishment of such process demands an organization with expert staff in the field, spaces dedicated, possibility to have to disposition several solutions of assistive devices in order to carry out tests and assesments. Leaving ***dalla the description and analysis of the current organization of the supply system assistive devices, the present project has the attempt to identify the necessary spaces, ***to rielaborare the operating procedures and to insert specific instruments of job to the aim to optimize such system. The project previews the realization of four fundamental points: · to realize one exhibition assistive devices permanent subdivided in several environments represented you of the most typical situations than daily life · to create a warehouse for the assistive devices in equipment to the center, with angle workshop where to carry out the modifications or the ***personalizzazioni of the assistive devices · to implement a database in which recording the program assistive devices of every patient · to insert one instrument in order to measure the degree of satisfaction of the patient regarding the assistive device and to the services, like the QUEST. The feasibility of the project is bound to the plan of previewed structural widening for the Center of Rehabilitation in the next few years. The result will be that one to facilitate the choice of the assistive devices by the operating ones and to accompany the patient in one more aware choice in the optical of an integration between rehabilitative path and path of independence.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
Canale A
Organizzazione di un Centro Informazione Ausili territoriale all’interno dei un'ASL piemontese
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 organization of a ***CIA in the territorial within of the ASL 1 District 10 not only becomes opportune in order to offer a qualitative service to the person with disability and to all those who turns (gives to you round familiar to operating), tu also in order to optimize the same resources of the district. This is possible reorganizing the paths that they go ***dalla the prescription to the supply rendering the customer protagonist of its desires of social awakening, thanks to a fast, competent and effective service also in economic terms.
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Candia G
Institution of an Assistive Technology Counselling Service in the city of Palermo
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 project of organization of a Service of Information is proposed Assistive devices to develop in the within of the Service Handicap of the ***A.U.S.L. 6 of Palermo. The objective is that one to offer, is to the final customer who to the professional operator, assessment for the underlining of the subjective need and the successive guided search of the optimal answer to saying need, taking advantage of the assistive device technologies. Objective of the Service is to increase the possibilities of insertion of the person with disability in the social woven one, improving of the personal independence and realizing in the meanwhile a reorganization of the ortesico-prosthetic sanitary expense, through the optimization of resources already available.
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Caprio M T
La migliore vita possibile: il caso di Sergio
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Sergio suffers from the outcomes of a ***intraparenchimale haematoma with deposit ***to tetraventricolare from acute bilateral occlusion of ***entrame ***carotidi inner (the Moyas Moya ***disease) been necessary 3 August of 1998. To the ***dimissioni it had been initially advised a ***ambulatoriale treatment followed treatment to domicile. To I re-enter to house of ***Sergio but one strongly will of resumption of the familiar, second life the ***canoni of the “top quality than possible life”, has induced the wife of ***Sergio to demand participations and assistive devices that, in this first phase taper off the psychological and charitable load of the family. Later on, thanks to an improvement of the conditions of the patient, that it introduces however a panel of serious inertia psychomotor, skillful hemiparesis and involvments of the advanced cortical functions, has been taken part with assistive devices that have allowed the patient to walk inside of the house, to exceed small unevennesses and to complete, in independent way, some of the activities which wired to the personal hygiene. In the complex and during the several ones it is made of the disease have been employed, for the rehabilitative path object of the present job, the following assistive devices: stairclimber to crawler tracks, collapsible wheelchair, walker to four wheels with axillary, walker two wheels and two aim them and tetrapod. Also thanks to they the objective of the top quality than possible life seems caught up, tu the way still is not completed.
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Caristi M.
The INAIL prosthetic assistance, from the ICF point of view
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
Cassibba S
Proposta organizzativa per un riassetto del settore Assistenza Protesica nella ASL di Latina
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) The field of the Prosthetic Attendance, disciplined ***dal the ***D.M. Health n. 332 of 29 August 1999, distribute garrisons for the Rehabilitation, in favor of adult and smaller persons with physical, cognitive and sensory disablements playing a role of remarkable economic engagement for the ***SSN. ***Dall' the experience matured in the practical daily evidences one truth that ago ***to risaltare some elements of ***criticità in the current ***erogativo process. The objective of the proposal is to coordinate and to integrate all the concession activities creating, in the within of Company USL Latin, paths distributed to you based on unitarism criteria, timeliness, effectiveness and appropriatness. The analysis of the procedures door to formulate some suggestions that, to the aim of giving appropriatness to the prescription, beginning an action of control of the expense and to standardize the participations, can articulate in the development of one culture of the assistive devices. At last, within these participations, comes proposed the institution of a Center Assistive devices of provincial reference, than works with unitary protocols, aimed at to rations them prescription, to the test of the assistive devices, prosthesis and ortheses and that it is ***promotore of the formation, the refresh, of the didactic one, of the education and the sanitary information in the territory of the province of Latin.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2008
Cassio A
Appropriatezza delle prescrizioni di ausili, ortesi e protesi: sviluppo di protocolli e linee guida
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The appropriatness of an assistive device measure based on its effectiveness in catching up the objectives for which it has been chosen and to its efficiency, for the entire cycle of life, regarding the economic investment. Prescription appropriate straight addresses to having and having subjects need and implies one accurate assesment of the patient and the environment of life. In the ***AUSL of Piacenza, recently, has been put into effect of the modifications in the process of supply of the assistive devices, in order to contain the prosthetic expense and in order to control the ***prescrittiva appropriatness. In order to obtain this control the Company has reduced one or two, for every Operating Unit, the number of the ***prewriters and of it it has divided the ***prescrittive competences. In order to exceed the ***criticità of the reduction of the ***prewriters, in the Department of Rehabilitation, a work group is person in charge to reach, through the examination of the scientific literature available in ***protesico-ortesica matter and of the experiences of the other ***AUSL, to a consent for a ***prescrittive ***autoregolamentazione and ***uniformazione, creating therefore a distributed control that better the effectiveness and the system effectiveness. If it adopts ***dall' the Company to you, these Protocols of ***prescrittiva appropriatness will come diffuse and experimented. This experimentation will come supported from simple assesments for the verification of effectiveness and carried out efficiency of the prescription. The course of these indicators will come confronted with the course of the prosthetic expense.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
Castagna R
Progetto per la istituzione di un centro di documentazione e consulenza ausili nella ASL 9 Area Grossetana
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 candidate predisposes an executive project of a center of documentation and public assessment assistive devices to the service of the province of Grosseto. Beginning from a survey statistics of the presumable needs arrives to one forecast of allocation of human and material resources. Last part of the job analyzes to costs and benefits qualitatively arriving to the conclusion of the absolute social convenience of the institution of the Center.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Castellano G
Dal silenzio alla parola. Il caso di Alessio
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2005-2006
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Alessio is a young person 33 years old with serious spastic tetraparesis, expressive aphasia, nystagmus, which outcomes of damage ***perinata them. This study means to document to the completed path ***dal the young person and ***dagli the operating ones that has followed it; the experience lived with ***Alessio has been involved the team of the Center, the parents and the assistant to domicile that it follows the young person from six years. A ***multiprofessional engagement was necessary in order to face with of problematic of life of ***Alessio, constructing a solid network and a therapeutic alliance first of all with the relatives, such who allowed to those actions times to make ***to evolvere the situation of the young person, in spite of the ***severità of the stabilized clinical panel, from one dependancy situation also on the plan of the communication to its active participation one. ***Alessio has conserved a good cognitive level with symbolic abilities light to the ***disotto to the norm: also not being able to use the oral language it altogether has one elevated understanding and a good cognitive operation. Its character, its availability and its will have rendered it protagonist in the choice not only of technological solutions. We have with to characterized ***Alessio initially more easily reachable objectives and this has produced in he and its parents the opening of one perspective not only of technological participation tu above all one possibility for ***Alessio of living in way qualitatively more ***autodeterminato its future. They have been therefore experienced alternative modalities of communication that, facilitating the ***comunicativo exchange, have given the opportunity to the young person to ask also technical and technological solutions in order to extend the own ability to control on the environment of daily life and the preferred objects like ***tv, video recorder, stereo.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2006
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
Ceroni A
Soluzioni per l’autonomia
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) One of the functions of the Centers Assistive devices is that one to orient the citizen in a panorama much rich complex and of opportunity tu a lot fragmented, addressing it towards the competent Agency and the corrected channel of financing for the specific participation. An other function is to advise, ***dal the technical point of view, the operating ones of the services in the within of the ***assistive solutions and the domestic adaptation. Some obtained solutions will be introduced using coming from resources ***dal the ***SSN and the deep ones allocated ***dalla the Region Emilia ***Romagna and ***dallo the State for the attainment of independence objectives and independence. It will be described as integration of the actions is fundamental in reducing the limitation in the activities and the restriction to the participation of the individual. The attention is placed at last on the ***centralità of the person, on its needs and on as he is fundamental for the operating ones to know the present opportunities and resources in just the territory.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
Chendi R
a prescrizione di ausili: momento terapeutico o momento burocratico? Come dovrebbe essere, come è vista dall’utente, come è usata la prescrizione di ausili
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) The didactic unit describes the role of prostheses, the ortheses and the assistive devices in the rehabilitative path of the patient with disability. The old ***ICIDH puts in relation the assistive devices with the evolution of the disability concept leaving ***dal and arriving to modern the ICF. It examines the history of the “Italian National List of Assistive Devices eligible for medical prescription of prostheses and of the assistive devices” leaving you give references to standard ISO 9999 until to the description of the rules and of it is made of the prescription. It tells the daily experience, above all ***dal the one and point of view of the customer, particular territorial truth. It evidences the ***criticità and it proposes solutions in order to simplify the ***prescrittivo procedure. The last objective is that one to improve integration between therapeutic moment more and more, true purpose of the prescription of the assistive device, and bureaucratic moment, practical necessary for the obtaining of the same one.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2008
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
Ciufici E
Reorganization of the aid delivery process in Local Health Unit in Abruzzo Region
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
This project addresses the need to standardize access procedures for service delivery within the Health Local Unit in Abruzzo and start a consulting service on technical aids
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2012
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
Clementi G
Istituzione di un servizio di primo livello per ausili tecnologici all’interno dell’AUSL di Rimini
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) The technological assistive devices can contribute to improve the quality of life of the person: for this Rehabilitative and Prosthetic Attendance of the ***A.U.S.L. of Rimini is fundamental to inside institute a center of assessment of first level dedicated to the computer based technology of the Operating Unit. In order to pursue this project a group of professional figures with competences in the several one will be characterized ambles you of the disability that will have to be formed through the collaboration with the Center for technical aid of Bologna, center of Regional reference of 2° level. The scope prince is that one to characterize a methodological process for the adoption of the assistive device in which the customer it is to the center of the project and it actively participates you with to the ***multiprofessional team. Characterized the physical center of the newborn center of 1° level in the private structure credited “Light on the Sea”, in ***cogestione with ***AUSL RIMINI it will come then realized a guesstimate of the costs of such project.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2008
Colantoni M F
Io e il mio piede: il caso di Bruna
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) It was 1959 when to single 10 years Tawny, ***primogenita of a family of humble origins, it came in hospitalized an Institute of Attendance with medium diagnosis of “***oligofrenia serious”. Tawny the diploma of inferior medium school passes the first 30 years in Institute achieving and catching up optimal result in the manual activities of ***maglieria, webbing and embroidery that are carried out inside of the laboratories of the Institute. To 55 years a ***Erpes appears ***zoster that it tends to ***cronicizzare and evolves in ***algoneurodistrofia of the left lower limb. The continuous and ***insopportabile pain in short time forces Tawny in wheelchair and for she it begins a long calvary that protagonist of continuous hospital admissions will see to it hospitals worker and renewed ***therapeutic-riabilitati programs you. This work will regard the project of reorganization charitable face to inside guarantee one good quality of life for Tawny of the Institute. Leaving from a total assesment of the environment, in collaboration with the staff of Tawny attendance and same, a program has been developed that has been gradually widened, see again and corrected in relation to the necessities dictated ***dal the clinical passed one. They have been studied, searched and access ramps adopted solutions are structural (, adaptations of the bath, etc), he is for that concerns the equipment of assistive devices (orthopedic wheelchair, footwear, etc).
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Corleto F
Progetto di organizzazione di un Servizio Informazione Ausili nella realtà territoriale della AUSL 5 di Bari
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1998-1999
(text automatically translated from Italian) Definition of Center Information Assistive devices: Nucleus of competence in a position to carrying out spreading activity, of information in the field of the assistive devices let alone of giving professional support personalized to the person person with disability, to its relatives and the operating ones who have it in load at the moment to face the perspectives of independence, or improvement of the qualities of life, that they can benefit of the use of assistive devices.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Corna D
A Study on the relation between assistive technology and independence in an occupational therapy service
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 assistive device technology becomes more and more fundamental in a project of independent life for the persons persons with disability and old. It, but, does not have to subsist without an adequate system of supply, that it demands a careful one and it supplements assesment of the assistive device and all that that to it is bound (requirements of the customer, situation acclimatizes them, etc). This assesment must be executed from more professional figures that, every with the own competence and its instruments of job, have all the objective common to improve the quality of the life of the customer. In the assesment of the assistive devices a service of rehabilitation plays an important role in which there is competence and a team job, tu also the knowledge that in order to find, with the aid of the assistive device technology, a solution to the problems and the requirements of independence of the customer can be necessary the participation of other professional figures that does not re-enter in the rehabilitative team, tu that, collaborating with it, can guarantee a more correct assesment and supplements. A service of occupational therapy can contribute remarkablly to the realization of more corrected rehabilitative participation, and can assume an important value also in the assesment, chosen and training to the use of assistive devices for the independence. In this work I will inside describe the activation of a service of occupational therapy of a rehabilitation service: equipment and identification, formation operating local, processing of operating procedures and specific instrument of job.
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Cornaggia A
Lesioni da decubito e presidi antidecubito
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The lesions from decubitus, defined like alterations of the ***cute or woven the surrounding due to mechanical and extended jam on woven springs situated between the ***prominenza of the bone and the external surface of support, can cause to remarkable uneasiness and suffering. They represent therefore a serious sanitary problem and economic in the comparisons of which, in the Countries more ***evoluti, the sanitary and governmental institutions place particular attention is for the ***morbilità that for the high necessary costs for the treatment. The prevention is a lot important and series of procedures is based on one to put into effect which: _ the the frequent change of position, a hygiene a cutaneous not aggressive for the the skin, a diet alimentary an adequate, a a specific attention to the pathology ***preesistenti and it use of garrison and assistive device specific. The mattresses and pillows antidecubitus, that they are supports actions to redistribute and/or to unload the practiced pressure of contact ***dal the body on a support plan, taking part actively on the determining extrinsic causes a cutaneous lesion, are available on the market in different models and with specific characteristics. In order to carry out an adequate and personalized modality of participation it is necessary therefore a total assesment of the individual that is ***olistica, ***to transdisciplinare and that it includes the level of risk, the comfort, the general state of health of the person and the technical characteristics of the product.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
Corradini C
Dall'handicap alla disabilità: il caso di Francesca
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1998-1999
(text automatically translated from Italian) Our culture tends to identify whichever physical and/or mental person with deficit or disablements like individual bearer of handicap or handicapped person. We are just that we define ““normal” normal schools” or to having a “cognitive deficit”; we do not become account that does not exist “the handicapped” person, tu the “person with disability”, are so ***presuntuosi not to understand that it is just our behavior, our mentality, the way to make and above all to construct to create the handicap, than in our language can itself be defined “an unsurpassable obstacle”. Everyone of we can have a handicap for some thing that is not in a position to making, to complete, or to obtain, because of a whichever obstacle. He is indispensable for which not creating or pulling down these handicaps, often due to the architectural barriers to every person who can ***risentirne.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Cossu R
Tell me if you agree with me…: the case study of Simone
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Simone is an adult 41 years old that suffers from dystonic spastic quadriplegia/associated to one serious mental insufficiency. ***E' be inserted in treatment in center ***A.I.A.S. (Italian Association Attendance Spastic) of Cagliari ***dal the moment of the constitution of the association in Sardinia (happened in years sixty) until the moment of the resignations “decreed” ***dalla the ***A.S.L. 8 the last year (Settembre 2,000). I have been able to personally follow its case, a experience duration little months during summer 2000, in regimen of treatment to domicile, starting in the meanwhile an assessment project assistive devices articulated in various areas of participation: communication, adaptation of the room, accessibility to the piece of real estate, and finalized to the improvement of the quality of life of all the familiar nucleus. Tu has been in particular the search of a communication assistive device to suitable for the potentialities of ***Simone the source of many difficulties, perplexity and of deepenings ***sfociati in this job.
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Costa CH
Using the SCAI tool within the Home Adaptation Centre of Bologna
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
This work starts from the need of the Bologna CAAD service (Service for Adaptation of Home Environment) of objectively assessing the impact of home adaptation interventions.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Costa CL
Tecnologie Assistive: strumenti per l’integrazione scolastica
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The functional requirements of the student, therefore as they emerge ***dal the Functional Dynamic Profile, can evidence the necessity to rerun to the support of one or more Assistive technologies (***TA). In the perspective new advanced ***dalla classification ICF, the ***TA they can construct to a bridge between the “operation” of these students and their “participation” to the “scholastic activities”; they become their best one allying in order to take part totally to the educational process. The use of the new technologies changes to bottom the role of the teacher, unhinging some vitiated procedures ***dalla the custom or ***dalla the reproduction of consolidated models. The ***TA are the key of time of an educational, modern and effective process, than it addresses to the students persons with disability. They can support and to help the participation flood of these students to the learning process, is allowing they to exceed the damage or the disablement, is exceeding the created barriers ***dalle the traditional educational methodologies. The ***TA are, or can become, one of the more important elements for the realization of one ***pedagogia truly inclusive. The who drew up present resolves to do to introduce the main assistive devices for the various types of disabilities (cognitive, sensory, motor) offers ***dalle the computer based and multimedia technologies in the field of the didactic one, of that special one in particular, that they can favor the processes of inclusion and learning in a meaningful relational context.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
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
D'Amato C
Vivere oltre cento anni in ambiente domestico. Il caso di Filomena
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2004-2005
(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 ***letto.valutazione 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 LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY 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: December 2005
De Ciechi R
Ausili per persone adulte e anziane amputate di arto inferiore
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia", Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a, a, 2009-2010
(text automatically translated from Italian) The work is proposed to clear the ***protesico participation inside (prosthesis and assistive devices) of the rehabilitative project of adult and old persons with lower limb amputation. The amputation is one rather frequent condition in such subjects. All do not amputate to it to you are ***protesizzabili. The first fundamental step in the approach towards the amputated subject is therefore that one to estimate the possibility to apply one prosthesis. First part of the thesis will concern therefore on this aspect and will discuss, in particular, of the factors that influence on happened of the ***protesizzazione (the cause and level of amputation, absence of unfavorable conditions and presence of determines essential requirement to you). The lacked possibility ***protesizzazione must not have lived from who ***riabilita like a personal defeat, ***laddove is the result of one corrected professional, aiming choice to find the more suitable solution to ***situazione.In the second part of the work, instead, reference to the prescription of the assistive devices will be made that go ***dalla the prosthesis, the wheelchair, for several the assistive devices for the deambulation (walker 4 aims them or 2ruote and 2 puntali-crutches), until eventually arriving to the suitable footwear. The didactic unit will always try to emphasize the importance of the adaptation of several the participations and the several choices, being left ***dal presupposed that every assistive device must respect the real possibilities and requirements of the amputated person, which, for how much very supported must be the main protagonist in the choice of the assistive devices that regard it directly.
Year of publication: 2010
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2010
De Filippi L
Puntatori Oculari: per essere ancora “connessi” con il mondo
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The Ocular Pointers “***eye tracking” allow to a person who concentrates the look on one screen “to choose”, with the single movement of the eyes, a key, one letter, one phrase: they are, becoming simpler, of the “ocular mice” that once it calibrates to you on the single person allow, to who is in a position to only shuttling the eyes, to communicate with the world. These assistive devices are therefore of greatest importance for all the persons hit from serious neurovegetative pathologies like the ALS (Amyothrophic lateral sclerosis), from traumatic syndromes ***post for high cervical lesions that involve a complete tetraparesis (***cioe' the ***impossibilita' of budging all the limbs) etc These persons, also maintaining to the cognitive abilities and the advanced cerebral functions unchanged, they endure a strict alteration of the expressive ability is report that written and forgiveness the faculty of communication and relation, risking to living in the total isolation. The movement of the eyes remains the only possible movement that he is but sufficient, thanks to these extraordinary instruments, for ***esplicare some essential needs of independence: to communicate, to work, to amuse themselves, to pass the free time and to control just the environment of life. ***Eye Tracking analyzes, through one digital television camera, the movement of the eye and in particular the position of the ***pupilla. Generally the eye comes “illuminated” from an emitter of infrared light that defines the contour of the ***pupilla and creates an luminous glare that comes captured ***dalla the television camera to highest resolution. These glares come then drawn up from a special software in order to calculate the position of the look respect to an object or one position on the display of the computer. Currently 8 products of Ocular Pointers of which 5 distributed on the Italian market (***Quick Glance exist, ***Erica, ***EyeGaze, ***My Tobii P10, ***TM3).
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
De Filippo G
Organizzazione e metodologia di lavoro del Servizio Informazione e Progettazione Autonomia presso l'AIAS di Salerno
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 author describes to the organization of a Service Information Assistive devices inside of a Rehabilitative Structure and focuses the attention on the validity of an integration between rehabilitative path and path of independence.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
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
De Marchi C
L’Araba Fenice: il caso di Ermanno
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Ermanno is in haemodialysis gives approximately 25 years and has to the shoulders two kidney transplants. Even if in last the ten years the motor panel is gotten worse, never it has not gotten lost of mind and in order to catch up the independence it has used varied strategies with the scope to improve its functions and to render the environment facilitating the requirement to interact to social level. The assistive devices have been many ***dal the stick to complicated technologies more like the useful PC not only for its job (technical of the sound), tu also for all the services which it can be approached without transfers difficult to realize. The use of the manual wheelchair is by now permanent from three years. Modifications acclimatize them of the apartment in rent have not been resolutive and have facilitated above all the environment bath. In the quarter the external spaces partially are modified in order to allow the passage of one later on wheel chair on the sidewalks to one demanded to the Common one of the residence place. This my work has as project the realization of ulterior improvements inside of the house (kitchen, bedroom, bath) is like access is like facilitation for the performance of the activities of daily life (***ADL). Moreover in order to favor the necessity of ***Ermanno of independence in the external movements, hardly the practicability of the quarter will render it possible, will be proceeded to the prescription of the electronic wheelchair, valid also for ***preservare the little residual functionality of the upper limbs. Currently only part of this project has been realized tu the up to now carried out modifications has already allowed to ***Ermanno an improvement of its quality of life and a decrease of the charitable load.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
De Paoli E
Il rapporto counsellor-utente nell'elaborazione di un progetto di vita indipendente: il caso di Piero
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 work proposes the case of ***Piero, diabetic ***dal amputated 1993 and ***dal 1997 of left thigh. ***Piero has expressed desire to realize its project of independent life, in spite of the physical conditions at all is not stabilized. Currently he is operating himself to the aim to prevent the amputation of the skillful leg. Important personal motivations push it in order to demonstrate themselves extremely ***propositivo regarding the just future one and ***partecipe to the project of independent life, that it is still in course of work with good possibility to be carried to term within a year.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
De Simone M
Conoscere e utilizzare il SICAT (Servizio Informazione Consulenza Ausili Tecnologici) dell’ASL di Bari
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) In the ***U.O of Rehabilitation and Prosthesis of the District Sanitary Associate of ***Putignano of ASL ***BA is putting into effect the project called pilot “Prosthetic Attendance Integrated” (***A.P.I.) finalized to one better organization of the prosthetic management. Such project is born ***dall' the requirement to conjugate economic aspects and optimization of the resources in integration between the services ***you premail to the prosthetic attendance, so that they physically turn out functional and near the person with disability. The work analyzes the details of project ***A.P.I., that it represents the functional connection between the Operating Unit of Rehabilitation, the Service Information and Assessment Technological Assistive devices (***S.I.C.A.T.), the Office Prosthesis and the ***Protesico Outpatients' department of the District Sanitary Associate of ***Putignano. It describes moreover the actions that agree to adopt in order to put into effect the project and to render it from all those people ***fruibile to which it is addressed.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: February 2008
Dedes S
L’influenza delle nuove tecnologie informatiche ed assistive sulla modalità apprenditiva e trasformazione socio-culturale dell’iter formativo universitario: Viaggio a Itaca
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2005-2006
(text automatically translated from Italian) The work consists inside in some “notes of search” of an extraordinary travel of exploration of an university space, where a group of students with disability, and not only, has experienced new shapes of learning, paths of participation, associate-cultural inclusion and relations thanks to new computer based assistive technologies and, in a continuous educational and ***comunicativo process. In this precise space, approval like “open” inside of the University ***Suor Orsola Benincasa of Naples (***UNISOB), organized yard with ***SAAD (Service of Athenaeum for the Activities of the Students with Disability) and the Chair of Formation and Special Technological and Didactic Culture, has been attempted to open the look on the possibilities to construct new paths of formative empowerment, where the aforesaid technologies are characterized not solo like instrument of participation and mediator of relation, tu also above all like experience theater and associate-cultural transformation. In the same work Movements” and “Center for technical aid have been brought back the data of a search lead within the university laboratories “on-linens”
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2006
Demara S
Integrazione scolastica e ausili tecnologici per la comunicazione: due percorsi paralleli a sostegno della persona. Il caso di Cristian
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 adressee and entirety craftsman of the project introduced in this work ***Cristian.Il is called boy is 19 years old and from five it introduces, later on to a generic motor neuropathy, a serious involvment of the upper limbs, than it currently prevents it to carry out great part of the daily activities. Leaving ***dalle its residual motor functionalities it is previewed ***to stilare a project which individualized in terms of computer based technologies of assistive device that will allow to the boy a effective scholastic integration, an improvement of its independence and its quality of life. With of the participations it previews I use it of a computer, of a software for the vocal acknowledgment, of a page turner, a software mouse emulator and a device of control environment. These assistive devices will allow it ***to riappropriarsi of the fundamental instruments communicated to you interpersonal, which the writing and the use of the telephone and to interact with the surrounding environment.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
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 Martino L
Ausili tecnologici ed informatici per la comunicazione
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia", Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a, a, 2009-2010
(text automatically translated from Italian) “The relation and the communication are constituent aspects of the human being, through which the personality is expressed and it is modeled”, (Andrich, 2006). The communication is fundamental a straight human one, based on which every person independently ***dal the disability degree can influence, by means of the ***comunicativo process, the conditions of the own life. The communication is an exchange of information between two or more persons, through oral and not oral modalities. It can be intentional or not intentional, it can imply conventional beacons and not conventional, it can assume ***linguistica or not ***linguistica shape and can happen for oral modality or other modalities. Neurological damages and many other pathologies can determine serious impediments in the oral communication, creating consequently difficulty in the interpersonal relations and the social participation. Fortunately today the modern computer based technologies, through the realization and the immediate availability on the market of multiple assistive devices for the communication, offer to a fundamental aid to all the persons with ***comunicative difficulties, to the aim to empower their residual abilities, to improve the quality of life and the social participation. Assistive devices like panels or ***comunicative tables, communicators, software and adaptations for I use of the PC offer it to the customer the possibility of ***esprimesi and to decide what, when and like communicating. It is well to remember that before choosing the more suitable assistive device for the customer, assesment of multiple factors is necessary one which: motor and cognitive abilities, cultural level, motivation to the use, environmental conditions them and economic possibilities.
Year of publication: 2010
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2010
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
Diozzi L
Vivere con la SLA in famiglia e nel quartiere: il caso di Mario
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2005-2006
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Mario and its wife live to the third plan without elevator in one popular house of one great city. In March of 2004 to ***Mario he comes diagnosed the Amyothrophic lateral sclerosis. ***Dal the moment in which diagnosis has been communicated they it activates for the installation of one elevator platform using the facilities of the National Law discouragement architectural barriers 13/89; they execute partial modifications of the apartment like the installation of the conditioned air in order to face the summer and the partial ***rifacimento of the bath with substitution of bathtub and installation of flat shower. They are alternated in the history of ***Mario and of its wife I use it of assistive devices of supply ASL and “assistive devices not characterized assistive devices” from intelligent sagacities created to you and. ***Mario begins to use a walker from outside that she always close holds to if and on which places ***pressumetrico the volumetric fan/with circuits and several masks, it follows positioning ***PEG, Clean wheelchair standard lend from friends, platform balance LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY III 2000 that can be on the platform, door-bell electrical worker in order to call the wife at a distance, seat electrical worker, rise ***wc 3x1. To these assistive devices a ***saturimetro joins to use itself in order to correct the ***desaturazioni with gaseous ***O2. Such ***saturimetro, equipped with memory support, it renders a collection of data possible to send to the Center of respiratory ***Fisiopatologia that has in load the patient. At last for the comfort to bed a network electrical worker allows it to raise the head and the ***pediera maintaining the unit of the matrimoniale bed. All that that has been possible to make has carried ***Mario in its path of disease to the fulfillment of its adds desire, that one of living in comfortable way in family and the quarter until the moment of the dead women, than **
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Donati M
Orizzonti di autonomia: il caso di Matteo
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 case study regards a boy 24 years old that suffers from outcomes of head injury which multiple and complex disabilities are achieved, in particular on the motor and cognitive depositor. The main disablement is the secondarily taken part tetraparesis and lesions; at the moment some communication channel is not present. The functional independence is null. It lives with the own family in apartment located to the plan raised, lacking in elevator. The relating project is proposed to by analyze problematic one possible reorganization of particular the daily life with with regard to the facilitation of the charitable maneuvers the relatives and of the staff of attendance. The characterized problematic areas have been: 1) Treatment of the person the 2) mobilities of the transfers (postural passages) the 3) analyzes of the posture in wheelchair 4) accessibilities to the bath 5) accessibilities outside of address 6) the transport in car.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Eramo A L
Fuori dal cerchio. Comunicazione, accessibilità informatica, postura: progetto d'individuazione ed integrazione degli ausili in un percorso educativo.
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1998-1999
(text automatically translated from Italian) In the present job spastic quadriplegia comes faced the case of an adult young person 31 years old that suffers from dystonic/with light mental insufficiency, customer of inner a diurnal service to the Don Carlo Gnocchi Foundation, for which it has been started an articulated educational project on three various areas of development: the area of the functional communication, the area of computer based accessibility and the area of the functional posture to it I use of the Personal Computer, these come inside introduced through a path of search and job, begun in year 1997 of the diurnal service of which over, that it has lead to the formulation of relative hypotheses to the introduction of new assistive devices and technologies finalized to the empowerment of the abilities to the subject.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
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
Fadda P
Organizzazione di un Centro di Consulenza per gli Ausili nell’ambito dell’ASL n°1 di Sassari distretto di Alghero
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 territory of the ASL ***n°1 of Sassari is particularly immense with one inhabited density much lowland: the three districts that compose it introduce not homogenous organizational characteristics. Between they the district of ***Alghero, although put off center, offers the advantage of the presence of an intensive unit of rehabilitation and a Day hospital rehabilitative, of a ***ambulatoriale service characterized, the availability of premises, and a long one and consolidated experience in the field of the rehabilitation. The Center Information Assistive devices delineated ***dal the Whom drew up present is addressed to all the customers of the district; it introduces one small exposure of assistive devices (wheelchairs, arranges postural, pillows antidecubitus, assistive devices for the room); it offers information and formation mostly – tu not only – to the operating ones that works to contact with the persons with disability of the several charitable structures and that they are already ***sensibilizza you to the problem. It is approached to you through reservation, also telephone. With the assessment (talk, clinical examination, possible assesment of the life environments) considers the necessities of the customer; a garrison is proposed that comes repeatedly tried also and adapted until arriving to the solution that is thought more suitable; to this point it is passed to the prescription, through is made bureaucratic previewed ***dalle the law; periodic verifications are proposed moreover to the patient in order to estimate the effective usefullness and the real one I use of proposed how much.
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Fantasia A
Proposta di nuovo infila- e sfila-calze
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) An immense literature exists that supports the importance of the use of the ***elastocompressive stockings for the reduction or resolution of the ***edemi from ***flebolinfatica stasis of the lower limbs, favorable in you outlined and cures of numerous pathologies of the ***venolinfatico circle of the lower limb which: ***to ulcere crurali, varies to us, cutaneous and subcutaneous dystrophies, ***venose thromboses and ***post-trombotiche syndromes, amputation and other pathologies. To dress a stocking, above all if to high jam, represents a remarkable engagement for persons persons with disability and not, under the aspect of the ***articolarità, it forces and ***polidistrettuale muscular coordination. Not very rarely, for the high difficulty or impossibility to dress the stocking by themselves, it is assisted to the abandonment of the therapeutic stocking, with serious consequences also. The ***infilacalze on sale they introduce the limit not to get ***espedienti technicians in order to guarantee the exact control and positioning of the stocking to the foot, being often of aid for stockings to low jam or only demanding, for their use, an excessive engagement by the customer. An assistive device of new creation is proposed in order to facilitate the use of the ***compressiva stocking, with some its varying, the objective to allow the patients to catch up a greater degree of independence, to improve the ***compliance of I use it of the ***compressiva stocking and to allow a saving of time to the sanitary staff who takes care itself of the ins-patient to which the use of the therapeutic stocking is prescribed. The ***infilacalze universal introduced, with its varying, it demands a minimal application of force, engagement to articulate and of ability, it is sure, of simple use, facilitates the ***vestizione of every type of stockings, whichever largeness and ***compressiva class, by the patient or of the beloveds ***giver.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
Farina E
Vorrei qualcosa di più! Il caso di Fabrizio
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2004-2005
(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.A the aim to answer adequately to the demands that came to me placed 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 uses 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: Thesis
Last update: December 2005
Fasan L.
Rights, accessibility and participation to social life of people with disabilities
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
Fazzalari D
Autonomia nella prima infanzia: il caso di Titti
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Titti has three years, and has been caretaking ***dal our service of recovery and functional ***rieducazione to the age of 8 months. Beautiful house of campaign to the Association of Bologna lives with its family in one; at the present moment the mother feels the problem of external accessibility to the room even if the child is still small, tu its ***aposturale tetraparesis is serious, as also the cognitive panel and is better to begin to think now next to as to resolve this aspect. Then there is the problem of the ***bagnetto: once soaped ***Titti “***scappa” from all the parts, therefore always must be in two. Moreover the child has uncovered as to avoid the head rest of the pram being succeeded therefore to fit and it makes yourself badly. At last the system of posture made on measure has become small, must rifare estimating it the characteristics and the choices. The problems to face can therefore be reassumed: · external accessibility to the room · personal hygiene · head rest of the pram · it arranges of posture the all inserted one in the rehabilitative project that the Frank colleague is following; I will make from adviser assistive devices as far as the assistive devices
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Ferrara G
Risorse per l’autonomia: un grande aiuto dalle piccole cose
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The project is face to the start of a laboratory that bases on the comparison between operating and persons with disability with the purpose of designing and inside realizing assistive devices “created to you” to low cost of the ***Montecatone Rehabilitation Institute (***MRI). The bet of the laboratory is born ***dalla the will to value the present competences in the small microcosm of ***Montecatone, that they are very obvious in our service of Occupational Therapy, tu also between the other operating which educators and volunteers “at par” (persons with similar disability to that continuation in our institute) and above all present in the daily experience of all the former patients. In fact the practical adaptations are multiple functional us and who every person with disability can realize in way simple in order to improve its daily life without that this means to give up to effectiveness and efficiency. The laboratory is proposed also to prepare a “accessible display window” from Internet, in which all the interested ones can see assistive devices already realized and effectively functional and therefore ***trarne cue for the creation of adaptable similar assistive devices to their requirements.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
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
Festi C
Cambiare punto di vista: il caso di Roberta
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) Roberta is one young woman, slices from Multiple Sclerosis, characterized from one strongly ***ipertonica print, with tetraparesis, dysarthria and ***disfagia. From some months, Roberta expresses itself to fatigue and the relatives have taken in consideration the proposal of a possible program of empowerment of the language: therefore we have undertaken in collaboration with the Center of territorial competence for the Assistive devices a path finalized to the assesment of an alternative system of communication. Parallel the participation within progressively has been increased also to the mobility and the posture, to the aim to search ***assistive solutions times to lighten the charitable load and to improve the comfort. Roberta currently is employee in all the activities of the daily life and he is not more in a position to collaborating to the transfer sequences that are to load total of the husband and the personal assistant. Also the posture system does not appear more suitable and Roberta prefers to remain laying down in the ***divano for great part of the day; to such purpose we have proposed a balancing wheelchair with postural system head-truncate-pelvis that allows them to remain seated for various hours. Objective of this work is to illustrate the path undertaken with Roberta in order to empower its participation in the within of the relations and, if possible, to prevent the risk of the isolation. Through integration of the various professionalities and the network of the Services, we would want to more propose a not oriented global approach to the single distribution of performances, tu to the attainment of the maximum possible independence.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
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
Filippi A
Objective: Autonomy
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 author indirectly proposes a project for the realization of an integrated service, that he carries out the function of Center Information Assistive devices, Center Assessment Discouragement Architectural barriers and Center Legislative Information, in the within of the territory of the Regional Province of Bottoming drills, in a position to assuming the role of point of reference for all those who in first person, in how many persons with disability or parents of persons with disability, or, in how much operating of the field, is confronted with the difficult truth of the social insertion of the subject person with disability.
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Fina PE
Presidi antidecubito nella prevenzione e trattamento delle lesioni da decubito
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia", Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a, a, 2009-2010
(text automatically translated from Italian) For ***ulcera or lesion from decubitus a ***tissutale lesion to ***necrotica evolution agrees that interests the ***cute, ***derma and the subcutaneous layers, until catching up, in the more serious cases, the muscle, the cartilage and the bone. The phenomenon is caused from one extended and/or excessive pressure exercised between support plan and bony, such surface to provoke one mechanical stress on woven and an alteration of local the ***ematica circulation. Numerous they are the implied factors of risk in the insorgence of the lesions from decubitus: all the conditions that involve a decrease of the mobility (for involvment of the neuromotor functionality and the old ones entice) and the presence to you of concomitant systemic diseases. The express increase of the old population and the ***cronicizzazione of the pathological processes have carried more and more in evidence during the last few years the problem of the lesions from decubitus that represent therefore an important problem are in terms of human suffering that of economic costs and it sees been involved more professional figures. They come therefore proposed lines guides and protocols for the treatment tu a treatment has up to the present not been found definitive and the only sure data is that one adapted prevention carries out a determining role in preventing the appearance or the progression of the lesions. In order to carry out a correct program of prevention he is indispensable to consider the risk of insorgence of the lesion from decubitus for the single individual and in order to make this is useful to take advantage of validated instruments which the stairs of assesment of the risk. After to have collected all the relative information to the person and the data relatives to the environment is necessary to characterize, knowing the types of assistive devices antidecubitus presents on the market, the technical characteristics of the assistive device to propose.
Year of publication: 2010
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2010
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
Fiume M L
Realizzazione di una ausilioteca integrata con la gestione del magazzino ausili, nell’ambito del progetto Assistenza Protesica Integrata dell’ASL di Bari
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) The project previews the realization of a center for technical aid with annexed room for the tests with the assistive devices, in the within of the project “Prosthetic Attendance Integrated” (***A.P.I.) of the Barium LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY. It previews, with the investment of minimal economic resources, the adaptation of the premises of a structure of ASL ***BA – District Sanitary Associate of ***Putignano - in destined spaces to the ***S.I.C.A.T. (Service Information and Assessment Technological Assistive devices). The work describes the project that the competent nucleus of assesment of the ***SICAT, composed from coming from figures ***dal the Service of Rehabilitation adequately formed, has realized for the planning of the Center for technical aid in its members and makes itself, previewing the subdivision and the preparation of the spaces with premises used after the kitchen, the bath, the bedroom, the free time, the job and at last after the school. The fine ones is that one of being able to propose to the territory the formation and the information in the within of the technologies for the independence, and to offer support to who lives directly and indirectly the disability, with the objective of being able to improve of the quality of the life.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: February 2008
Fogagnolo F
La carrozzina manuale. Caratteristiche, criteri per la scelta, addestramento all’uso
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia", Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a, a, 2009-2010
(text automatically translated from Italian) The didactic unit, after one premised on the concept of independence and because to take care itself of the wheelchair, it faces the argument considering in ***primis the substantial differences that exist between the wheelchairs standard and those to read and super-light. The body centers them of the work is to made up of the description of the three arranges functional of the wheelchair: the frame, the system of posture with a ***excursus on the pillows and the backs, and the guidance system. It comes then emphasized the importance of the adaptation of the wheelchair to the customer thanks to the order that renders it flowing, maneuverable and comfortable and as it comes carried out. They come then supplied of the indications on the things which lend greater attention for that it regards the maintenance. Placing the customer to the center of every decision, like protagonist of the ***assistiva solution, they come lists you the criteria for the choice, that they will guide the professionals in the identification of the characteristics that must have the wheelchair for being the possible more adequate to the customer and its necessities. The work is concluded with of the suggestions for an use in emergency of the assistive device and for a training of minim to I use it, that it can be worth is for the customer is for a possible companion.
Year of publication: 2010
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2010
Fraschetta M
La nuova voce della mia volontà: il caso di Mimmo
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia", Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a, a, 2009-2010
(text automatically translated from Italian) The job reassumes part of the life of ***Mimmo, a man 56 years old who, ***dal 1981, has had to face a psychical condition that has carried it to living one isolation life: he and its bedroom. Only the its words were addressed to the mother. A day ***risvegliò in a new context, one various room ***dal the usual and with next the mother. Scared, it tried to ask them what had happened, tu the words it did not exit ***dalla the mouth more. It tried to budge the skillful upper limb, tu did not give signs of movement. The mother tried to calm it ***spiegandogli in simple terms the meant one of skillful hemiplegia from ***ischemica lesion of the ***carotide left. The family decided, after some month, in to hospitalize it our Center in the Residential unit Persons with disability, than ***divenne its new house. The first day that I saw, the thing that it hit to me was its deep and full look of words. In agreement with my colleagues and the doctor of unit, decided to take it in load for the rehabilitation. My thesis will describe to the made path ***dal its income in a total condition attendance, to the acquired independence in the activities of base of the life daily thanks to uses it of assistive devices. I will describe to all the assistive devices acquired and used – the wheelchair, the rise ***wc, the edge raised for the plate, the modified rested one, the tutor for foot, the crossbar for the transfers, the small brush from teeth – and one day type of ***Mimmo.
Year of publication: 2010
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Freda C
Strumenti per l’inclusione degli studenti universitari con disabilità
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) The Athenaeum “Federico II” of Naples, through the Commission for the Inclusion of the University Students with Disability, in ***ottemperanza to the law norms, has activated the Service of ***Tutorato Specialized with the objective to support the independence and the participation of the students with disability. The Service of Specialistic ***Tutorato is an organizational network ***to interdisciplinare that he realizes the total caretaking of the person through which individualized participations. The ***individualizzato participation is with of the actions times to the inclusion of the student with disability and finalized to the removal of didactic, psychological, pedagogical and technological the barriers relative to its university life. In this context the Point of Technical Support for Technological Assistive devices (***P.S.T.A.T becomes part.), activates the Faculty of Engineering in. It through a careful analysis of the needs in terms of technological assistive devices, and the assessment in the choice of the specific assistive devices and in their adaptation, has the task to realize technological solutions which individualized for the students persons with disability, for the teacher and in general terms for any structure of the Athenaeum of it it demands the participation. This job has the intention, on the base of a critical analysis of the process of assesment and supply of the assistive devices, to redefine” ***modus operandi " to the base of a service of effective and efficient support.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: February 2008
Fucelli P
Organizzazione di un Servizio Ausili nel territorio dell'ASL 1 dell’Umbria
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001
(text automatically translated from Italian) Object of the thesis is the reorganization of the system of supply of the assistive devices inside of the ***A.S.L n°1 of the Umbria Region, creating an operating Service Assistive devices on two centers (City of Castello and ***Gubbio). The ***obbiettivo is that one to offer, is to the customers who to the operating ones, an assessment that allows to answer to the evidenced needs ***dall' the customer in possible faster and more effective way. Between the job instruments the adoption of a card of assesment of the satisfaction of the customer is proposed, QUEST 2,0 (an instrument of assesment of the outcome, developed in Canada and experienced in other Countries), than currency the satisfaction of the customer is towards the assistive device that towards the correlated services to it. The ***obbiettivo is that one to verify the adequacy of the answers given to the customer and which are the aspects to improve.
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Furno Marchese S
Perché fare cose semplici quando è così facile complicarsi la vita? Il caso di Nicole
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Nicole is a child of thirteen years that she has endured in 1997 a serious head injury as a result of an automotive incident. Of mixed tetraparesis (***ipertonica with ***aposturalità elements is hesitated one). The treatment in our Center of Rehabilitation (territorial Service ***NPI of LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY) is begun after beyond a year ***dall' the incident. The current program, as far as the assistive devices, tries to maintain the rehabilitative meant one with which it was be begun the treatment, which addressed to the independence tu also to the recovery of all its potentialities. It can therefore be articulated in three points. The first one regards assistive devices that above all have the meant one to allow to an adequate functionality and social interaction to one child of its age: wheelchair electrical worker and to ***autospinta, able to reach upright position wheelchair, stairclimber, computer. The second regards the ***tutorizzazione thigh-leg-foot for the uprising between the parallels: it cannot be excluded that ***Nicole still has the possibility (that she is in its desires) to carry out small independent movements with support. The third party at last regards the use of computer based assistive devices (between which ***touch a monitor and a specific program) not only for the functional advantage that of it derives in the writing of texts of a sure length tu also in order to favor the recovery and ***reintegro in the activity of manipulation-grasping of the hand right. more seriously hit. An improvement in the use of the right hand. it would be between the other essential thing for the recovery of some movement in erected station
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Gabrielli M A
The dramatic change determined by an acquired severe disability could be the beginning of a new life: the case study of Alessandro.
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 a boy 21 years old, quadriplegic from traumatic cervical spianl cord injury (***C5 level) due to a dive in low water. The traumatic event has been necessary 30 May “96, when the boy was 17 years old. After l” incident a extended necessity of assisted respiration has been had and has been necessary an participation of cervical stabilization. Alexander introduces moreover bladder and ***alvo neurological (intermittent ***cateterismo) and sexual impotence (is erection that ejaculation). Much bond introduces a cognitive level: at the moment of the incident it attended III the advanced one, currently has been promoted in V accounting, Course Programmers. The boy has been taken in load ***dalla our structure ***dal the 15-09-96 to the 20-05-97 in regimen of hospital admission, ***dal the 21-05-97 to the 15-02-98 in regimen of ***day hospital.Il assessment project and supply assistive devices is of retrospective type and regards is the adoption of ortheses and assistive devices for the personal mobility in the activity of the daily life, is the modifications of the room, in order to allow one better accessibility. Son of whom channelized parents, to the age of the incident lived with the father and the paternal grandmother, after the incident has gone to be with the mother, for which all the modifications to the room have been realized in the address of the mother. Moreover it has been carried out a ***multidisciplinary participation for its scholastic re-introduction. In all it makes yourself of the treatment has been of great importance the which addressed psychological support is to the patient who to the relatives who to the ***operator
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
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
Galletto A
Ottimizzazione delle strategie per la fornitura di carrozzine in un servizio di riabilitazione
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The ***AISM (Italian Association Multiple Sclerosis) is present on the from Liguria territory with a Service of Rehabilitation dedicated to the rehabilitative treatment of persons ***affette from Multiple Sclerosis or similar pathologies, credited with the Regional Sanitary Service. The activity of the Service of Rehabilitation ***AISM Liguria (***AISM LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY) can be carried out in ***ambulatoriale regimen, to domicile and ***extramurale, according to the ***obbiettivi identified in the Individual Rehabilitative Plan ***dal the doctor ***fisiatra.Con this job agrees to propose to the Direction of ***AISM LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY renews of the procedures for the assessment assistive devices finalized to the supply of assistive devices for the mobility personal and ***relati postural devices to you. The project begins with the definition of a theoretical foundation: beginning from the overhaul of the scientific literature, through the analysis of the enforced Italian norm and searching an operating model of ***riferimento.Quindi describes the current situation, through a retrospective analysis of the effectiveness of the assessment service ***AISM assistive devices LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY and a critical analysis of the procedures currently in use. With these actions one agrees to delineate a ***criticità panel to which it is proposed to us to place ***rimedio.Infine, all taken in consideration the analysis elements, have been written former ***novo two documents: a protocol of assesment, prescription and supply assistive devices adapted to context ***AISM LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY and one procedure for the performance of the protocol. The new procedure has been estimated in terms of all in costs, in order to supplying to the Direction of ***AISM LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY of the data indicated to you in order to estimate the economic ***sostenibilità of the new procedure.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2010
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
Gasperini M.
Eye pointers: evaluation of the prescriptive path, and of the outcome in neurological patients
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2009-2010
Year of publication: 2011
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2011
Gerosa M
Oltre la tecnologia: il caso di Olga
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 Work illustrates a case of reorganization of independent life in one family marked from one serious disability. The knowledge of such truth becomes the discovery of large-capacity to know to reconstruct the life familiar in intimate and social its members, to know to reshape the domestic environment completely rendering it accessible, to know to supply one constant testimony of as the disability can become a handicap less and less: also thanks to the introduction of a dog that demonstrates to know to place side by side to all the assistive devices dearly and of being indeed irreplaceable.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Ghezzi I
Hai bisogno di una mano? Un aiuto all’indipendenza funzionale per problematiche alla mano
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The hand plays a role of fundamental importance for the man: it is the organ of the grasping for excellence and it allows us to transform our ideas in actions. Thanks to the use of the hands we get ***procurarci and to cook the food, to wash to us, to dress, to paint, to construct and to realize that to us that we wish. With the hands we get to communicate something and to enter in relation with other persons and ***inanimati objects. Just for the variety of tasks that must ***esplicitare, the hand often is exposed to traumas or pathologies from overload that of it modify the structure and of ***inficiano the functionality until compromising functional independence of the individual. Of forehead to rebelling of a problematic one to the hand, the person finds itself to having see again its habits and activity believing, in the greater part of the cases, of having to you to give up because the same activity has become impossible or too much hard from ***eseguire.Il role of the assistive devices becomes fundamental in this moment in order to supply to the persons a valid instrument for being still independent to carry out their activities and to return to having a role in the social context. The knowledge of the assistive devices for the pelvis of user that reaches in surgery of the hand is much insufficient one. As well as the hand is important, how much often ***sminuiscono the correlated problems to it since it is tended to believe that, in some way, the same activity can be capacity to term without problems using the ***controlaterale hand. Considered said how much, the requirement is born to create for the customer a ***esplicativo handbook of the alternative strategies in order to execute the activities of daily life (***AVQ) and of the possibilities that the assistive devices on sale supply for the ***riacquisizione of the own independence and on the procedure to cover in order to obtain them. The work constitutes a presentation of the handbook, ***fruibile therefore ***dagli operating the sanitary ones that they want to propose to their customers a path of such type or that simply they feel the need to deepen this thematic one.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
Ghiotto A
Proposte di miglioramento del servizio di assistenza protesica presso il Distretto 1 dell’ASL TO4 della provincia di Torino
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia", Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a, a, 2009-2010
(text automatically translated from Italian) The work is born ***dall' the requirement to currently make clarity on the prescription path and supply assistive devices in vigor in district 1 of LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY ***TO4 of the province of Turin. Making reference how much the House of Treatment happens for the prescription coming from ***dalla Villa ***Ida di Turinese ***Lanzo, it is proposed to us to evidence the critical points us of the current procedure and to propose possible improvements. Currently the lack of a procedure defined to business level (probably due to the recent reorganization of the ASL) involves meant ***rallentamenti and ***incongruenze to you in the application of the protocols operated to you. Beyond provoking uneasiness for the same customer and its relatives, this can compromise the outcome of ***the clinician-riabilitati paths you. The who drew up present proposes itself to suggest some solutions in order to guarantee a better management of the time and of the resources to disposition, it is beginning from the House of ***prescrittrice Treatment, is to level of supply by the ASL: the creation of an addresses book of the Services of territorial prosthetic Attendance, the realization of a Data bank of the distributed performances of prosthetic attendance, the institution of a Center Assistive devices.
Year of publication: 2010
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2010
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
Gilardi A
Non lasciamoli al buio! Leggere e scrivere a settant’anni: il caso di Tiresia
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Tiresia is a man of ***settant'anni, than very it represents all the old ones that pass part of their life with the difficulties due to the decay of the visual function. The indirect labor costs of the visual disabilities in Italy pile to approximately 12,069 million ***euro the year. After ophthalmological assessment they have been analyzed the needs of the customer through instrument IPPA, than it has allowed us to define the objectives of the participation: to allow ***Tiresia to maintain the alphabetical code in the bed-writing, all those activities in house and outside, than he it thought important. We have studied original solutions, using is technologies Hardware (HW) and Software (SW) it trades them, with products “to shelf”, is dedicated for the low vision. In particular solutions in the “***Modding” of it have been found interface customer, through adaptations in Operating Sistema (***OS) or with SW of third parts. Therefore we have obtained a personalized and functional solution a lot, characterizing a space and one methodology for these assessments to high technological content. The cost analysis using instrument ***SCAI has allowed to evidence the saving on the indirect labor costs being used the proposed ***assistiva solution. The result to level primary customer and ***network have made to emerge like fundamental the alliance of the family in the sharing of the choices.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Giorgetti L.
Giving light again in a world getting dark: Elisabetta
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
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
Greco M T
Il cammino di Stefano
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1998-1999
(text automatically translated from Italian) Today ***Stefano is 4 years old and 2 months. It has been taken in load ***dal our Center of Rehabilitation with the diagnosis of fetal suffering in premature binoculars ***dizigote (32 ***sett.): disease of membranes ***ialine. It introduced a motor delay, did not have crisis. Currently a ***prattognosico delay in secondary spastic subject that suffers from ***diplegia to ***encefalica suffering ***pre-perinata them is found; it is not independent in the deambulation that happens with double support and outline of ***antepulsione of the trunk and with tendency to the ***incrociamento of the ***AAII; the visuo-motor coordination is deficit with one reduction of the perceptive functions for a sensory disturbance; it is present one divergent strabismus and one asymmetric posture of the head; an light delay of the cognitive development is evidenced; the language is simple in the structure and is functional for the demand for elementary needs. All have been grips in consideration the activities of the living daily, for one greater functionality, prevention or control of the deformities. At the beginnig it has been considered the modality to transport it, to dress and to undress, to feed it, of personal hygiene. By our team has been made of the visits at domicile, to the nest, school in order to assess the quality of life of the child. Inserted in a projected rehabilitative organic project also in the future, in which the independence/quality of life, will have to hold account of the potentialities, tu also of the limits of ***Stefano is for the aspects psico-social beyond that neuromotor and ***cogniti to you. Thought to assistive devices for the movements for short paths, ***intra-moenia, to assistive devices for paths longer extras-moenia and to assistive devices for the communication understanding are in narrow sense are like environment control.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
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
Guani M
Strumenti e metodologie per la riabilitazione visiva: l’esperienza del CERVI di Alessandria
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) The Work proposes a project of organization of a documentation center and assessment for the light and serious blind and partially sighted assistive devices to the mean. Such center is public and to the service of the province of Alexandria and Asti. Beginning from a survey of the needs of the customers and the territory, the project arrives to one forecast of allocation of human and material resources. The objective is that one to offer is to the customers is to operating an assessment that allows to answer in fast way and effective to the needs of ***territorio.Il the Center Red deers it becomes opportune in the territorial within of the LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY TO and ***AT in order to not only offer to a service of quality to the person with visual disability and all those who turn (give to you round familiar the operating ones), tu also in order to optimize the resources of several the Districts. This is possible reorganizing the paths that they go ***dalla the prescription to the supply and rendering the customer protagonist of its desires of social awakening, thanks to a fast, competent and efficient service also in economic terms.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2008
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
Iervese C
Proposta di semplificazione dei percorsi di Fornitura Ausili-Protesi presso la ASL di Biella
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) This project proposal aims to respond to the difficulties encountered in the process of provision of assistive-hearing in the local context of the ASL of Biella (Piedmont Region). The main problems in the current situation are: 1) high demand for aids type of care for disabled patients at home or in a nursing home, difficulties with transportation, related to the disease / disability, 2) logistical and organizational difficulties frequent user elderly or disabled , which often requires accompanying or means of transport to reach the clinics of ASL, 3) high waiting lists for assessment prosthetic / outpatient, with delays in the supply of aids to the need, and 4) possible increase in the hospitalization of patients admitted in the SC (the Complex) for acute hospital that they get the prescription of assistive devices by consulting physiatrist, 5) organizational overhead for testing aids, often awkward to carry in ASL, or alternatively, the expenditure of organizational resources or time to execution domicile of the tests prescribed to non-ambulatory. The project stems from the need to optimize what already currently is done in the field of evaluation and prescription of assistive technology in order to ensure greater appropriateness of AT itself: for example, do the specialist prescription for the request of certain aids; simplify steps formal authorization; shorten the time of the supplier; reduce the forms (3 cards from the current 6); prevent all access to our offices by disabled patients, or their family members, if it is not absolutely essential.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Ioele F
Si torna a Casa! un percorso di apprendimento per operatori che lavorano a domicilio
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The increase of the survival of private persons who endure serious disabilities ***interpella in way more and more pressing all the network of the services publics and who operate in sanitary and social within for the rehabilitation/inclusion of these patients, ***dalla the acute phase until I re-enter to house. Leaving ***dalle the Lines Assistive Technologies) for the development of the relative competences to the assistive technologies guide gushed ***dal European project ***KPT (***Keeping Peace ***with, the present job mean to formulate one proposed of program of formation in this within, for that, in the path of charitable continuity within a personalized rehabilitative project, is found “to receive” the person with serious disability in its address. This implies the acquisition of several competences between which that one of the support to the family and/or ***caregivers, for the location of all those solutions that, modifying also the environment, “***ripersonalizzano” a context of life more highly including, second the proposed perspective ***dall' the ICF. Through some interviews to the operating ones, it has been attempted to characterize their needs formed to you, the waited for level of learning (of base, intermediate, high) and the areas of interest (accessibility and/or control environment, communication, access to the computer, etc) in order to construct a path that catches up the most possible the characterized expectations and specific objectives.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
Lando M.
Aids for computer accessibility
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
Lanfranco M
Realizzazione di un’ausilioteca nel centro di riabilitazione “Armonia” di Latina
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The project proposes the realization of a center for technical aid, in the within of the rehabilitative activity carried out ***dal the center “Harmony” of Latin. It previews to supply the currently destined premises to the training of the patients to the activities of daily life, of specific assistive devices for the development of such activities. Moreover room previews the realization of one tests for destined assistive devices to the personal mobility (wheelchairs, walkers, hoists). The participations that agree to realize consist in the presentation of the project to the sanitary direction, once obtained its approval will proceed with the location and the formation of the staff, the choice of the environments, the search and the choice of the assistive devices, the formulation of an expense plan and the purchase of the ***prechosen assistive devices, the positioning of the assistive devices acquired in the characterized environments, the preparation of a library for the collection given and to the start of one informative shop in matter of assistive devices. The work means therefore ***to esplicitare the process by means of which to realize the center for technical aid and as this could be managed to the aim to offer support to who lives in disability condition, improving some the quality of life, and carrying out moreover a service of formation/information to the territory on the technologies for the independence.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
Larcan G
Gli ausili: importanza e ruolo nel progetto riabilitativo
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) The didactic unit, leaving ***dalla the argument of the concept of assistive device and its practical usefullness, gradually means to penetrate itself in the world of the assistive devices, passing through a path of introduction to international standard ISO 9999, to the prosthesis, assistive device definition and of ortheses, to the subdivision in class, ***sottoclasse and division, in order then to re-establish itself to the lines it generates them of the “Italian National List of Assistive Devices eligible for medical prescription of prostheses and 27 assistive devices” D.M. August 1999 ***n.332. The location of the assistive device is understanding like final stage of a ***progettuale moment composed from more is made that they pass through one taken care of underlining, identification of the need, assesment: ***assessment, training to the use and follow-up will be therefore deepening object. The evolution of the concept of assistive device and the binomial assistive devices/accessibility, meant like adaptation of the person to the environment/adaptation of the environment to the person, introduces the disability concept according to the bio-psico-social model proposed ***dall' the WHO in 2001 with the ICF, that it will be deepening object, in which comes clearly evidenced the role of ***facilitatori carried out ***dagli the assistive devices, than, favoring the performance, carries out a fundamental role in the process of rehabilitation, the removal of the disability situations and in the improvement of the interaction with the environment, contributing to the attainment of the better possible degree than quality of life of the person person with disability.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: February 2008
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
Laudanna E
Diffusione della cultura degli ausili sul territorio: problematiche e strumenti
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1998-1999
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Dall' the experience direct as adviser for the choice of assistive devices and ***dal the contact with the existing truths on the territory emerges the insufficient dissemination of the culture of the assistive devices and therefore the necessity to find of the suitable instruments for increasing it. Between these one of the main ones is the sensitization to the problem of those operating associate-sanitary ones that are found overtightened contact with persons more persons with disability and old. In first part of the Work these thematic ones come analyzed through the narration of a case; the second part – that it constitutes the attached one to the Work – introduces a didactic subsidy specifically which designed within a project of the European Commission for the sensitization of base of the operating ones of the territory. Of this subsidy the author has cured the translation and Italian localization.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Lazzarich C
“Sapere” aiuta, ma anche “chi sa” ha bisogno di aiuto. Il caso di Emanuele
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2005-2006
(text automatically translated from Italian) Emanuele is a child 10 years old, that suffers from Muscular Dystrophy progressive ***Duchenne type; he lives with the mother, ***fisioterapista, than till now physiatrists have coordinated all the participations specialistics (, infantile, ***pneumologo ***neuropsichiatria, orthopedic cardiologist, technicians, etc) alone, estimating she of time in time the needs of its child and proposing she, to every control, the issues to face; hour the problematic ones have become greater, are for number that for importance, and the mother more does not succeed to manage them all alone (neither is right that the face) for which has been attempted to place side by side it and to support it in focusing and to face five great topics relatives to the independence of its child: the electronic wheelchair, the restructure of the house bath, accessibility of the house garden, the control environment and the access to the personal computer. For every topic it has been formulated a project articulated in four is made, ***dall' the identification of the need, to the formulation of an objective, the definition of a project until the realization of the project. The technical assessment has been precious for this mother how much accompanied having it to take action is of the emergent problems that of the urgency to face them, suggesting to solutions tu in the meanwhile understanding and respecting theirs “***modus vivendi”, theirs to feel emotional and the sense of loss that ***is subentrato with progressing of the disease.
Year of publication: 2006
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2006
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
Leonzio M
Augmentative and alternative communication in autism
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
Autism is characterized by impaired communication: appropriate AAC interventions, based on visual and technological aids, can strongly improve functional abilities and social interaction.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2012
Longo F
Autonomia domestica: come migliorarla attraverso l’utilizzo delle tecnologie di controllo ambientale
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) In the course of the last years the technologies which wired to the computer based one are being disseminated quickly and in way ***cospicua. If from a part the challenge is that one to create more powerful equipment and than equal step of more and more reduced dimensions, ***dall' the other new fields of application are attempted. It is not strange that such technologies are present in many amble to you and that they constitute the base of what comes defined “environmental control”. It is outside argument that the physical environment you play a fundamental role in the attainment of the independence and that an obstacle or a support for the person person with disability and its family can constitute. The work examines the main systems of environmental control and the interfaces of control. Leaving ***dall' the analysis of the mainly problematic activities of the daily life, attempt of the job will be that one to illustrate like a ***domotica installation (understanding like ***assistiva solution) can improve the independence of the customer or its family. Ulterior objectives are the verification of the real economic impact of the environmental control equipment and integration of the “***domotica house” of the Center in which job in the rehabilitative path of occupational therapy.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
Lualdi C
Formazione all’autonomia funzionale di disabili cognitivi non gravi
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 participation context is a Service of Formation to Independence (***SFA) for adult persons, with physical, mental and sensory disabilities not serious. Such Service, experimentation of the Lombardy Region, places to a level of intermediate participation between the Service of Working Insertion (***SIL) and Socio-educational center (***CSE). The operating ones, after to have monitored the abilities of base of the single individual, work on the empowerment of the same ones and the social abilities, guiding the person with disability to the interaction with the territory and the other Services. The project that agrees to introduce consists in the definition of an organizational model that, in the first place, places side by side and supplements what currently it regulated the praxis of job of operating (the assesment of the suitability of the subject through a period of test, caretaking, observation and monitoring of the base abilities through the test administration, planning); in the second place, you carry the Center to become vehicle of information of quality in matter of independence and assistive devices Such organizational model previews that the Service equips with documentation modernized on the assistive devices; it supplies to the formation of the staff, so that it reads and it identifies the need of the customer, defines the times of participation in relation to the definition of the same need by the customer and processes the indicators who allow to the operating ones of knowing when to make reference to external competences the Service; it prepares the staff to take care itself of the training to the use of an assistive device of concert with the distributing Service; it processes moduli of formation for the customers with physical or cognitive disabilities of ***live entities, so that they acquire greater knowledge of the own person and of the instruments that can improve independence and quality of the life, and, in case you of it is the opportunity, become, to they time, makers
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Lucentini A M
Gli ausili per la comunicazione aumentativa: tecnologie, mezzi e strategie per l’autonomia comunicativa
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) The didactic Unit faces the topic of Alternative the ***Aumentativa Communication and the immense world of the technological assistive devices and not that they characterize it. The communication is a shape of expression and relation of the human being that realizes itself with the language: here where the person with disability is disabled to use it, and therefore to communicate, the opportunity can be given to them to take advantage of and to use an additional or substitutive ***comunicativo channel that allows to increase to the ***comunicative abilities to the person improving some the ***comunicativa Independence and favoring of one top quality than life. The assistive devices become means of expression of the person, and it does not import if technological assistive devices are used or not: that that she imports is to take advantage of them so that the person can always continue to choose what to express and like expressing itself, to beyond the disability. The case of ***F.C described some is a great example….
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: January 2008
Luise S.
Home environment in case of hearing impairment
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
Year of publication: 2011
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2011
Lupano M
A tempo pieno al CSE: la tecnologia facilita l’educazione. Il caso di Alessio
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Alessio is a boy 24 years old who introduces many difficulties on the motor plan and the cognitive plan. A Socio-educational center (***CSE attended for 10 hours weeklies magazine), until July 2002. In that period, the team of the ***CSE has decided to receive the demand for timetable widening, by now for a long time advanced ***dalla its family. ***Alessio does not communicate with the oral language and needs of attendance for the accompanyment in bath. It is on one side necessary to think next to which assistive devices can be offered to ***Alessio in order to express the main needs; ***dall' the other is necessary to take part on the management of the transfers ***dalla the wheelchair, so that the attendance of ***Alessio does not demand more resources than how many the ***CSE can decide. Through the collection of ***anamnestici data and the observation on the field it has been tried to introduce the hypothesis of I use of two specific assistive devices: one in order to facilitate the small movements ***dalla the wheelchair to other emplacement; and a second, the communicator, simplest possible, that it allowed to ***Alessio of “***verbalizzare”, with a progressive exercise, its need of being accompanied in bath. To this type of communication the possibility joins to facilitate ***Alessio in the expression of the own preferences in a primary within, as an example in the choice of the food for its meal. If you give given collected the possibility that exists ***Alessio works a discrimination three two choices, is possible to think next to the introduction of a training more or less along through which ***Alessio reaches the clear communication of the preference. It is proposed to us therefore to use others two communicators to a key, with the ***iconico reference (photography) of the ***target to communicate, place on everyone of they, and a vocal message that the preference come to an agreement from same ***Alessio describes. After all to it is about to define which assistive devices they facilitate most possible its integration in a little accessible context for many years.
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Maggi M
Quotidianità ed ausili: un rapporto che permette di migliorare la qualità della vita laddove l’evento patologico incalza: il caso di Silvia
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001
(text automatically translated from Italian) Independence: magical word, tu realizable for who gets ***intraprendenza and determination. Characteristics that ***Silvia has. ***E' one young woman of ***trentadue years slices from one little which began neuromuscular disease after the birth: amyotrophia ***neurogena ***Werding type ***Hoffmann. The situation of the patient is somewhat serious, in fact it has least possible voluntary movements in the districts tos be distant them of the upper limbs and the head who but does not control; most serious scoliosis to associated S to respiratory syndrome of restrictive type introduces moreover one. The girl is sended for before the time to our center in January 1994 from a structure hospital worker near which the posture had been addressed for a pain to the determined neck ***dalla. ***E' be from estimated we is ***dal the neuromuscular point of view that pneumologic. The project of assessment and supply assistive devices is initially of retrospective type tu previews the possibility of ulterior improvements for that it regards the adoption of ortheses and assistive devices for the personal mobility in the activities of daily life. In fact today ***Silvia subordinate to ulterior assesment needs of a series of new participations between which a system of posture, a solution in order to render the attendance by less onerous the relatives in several the transfers and the assesment of an assistive device for the communication in order to allowing to ***Silvia of being able to continue the studies and eventually to enter in the world of the job
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Manfredi C
Gli ausili per la prevenzione delle lesioni da pressione in posizione sdraiata
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) The attempt of this work is that one to face a argument a lot known, like that one of the lesions from pressure, pointing out in synthetic way the anatomo-physiological aspects and stopping themselves on the mechanisms that can take part in a prevention program. Such program must preview uses it of an associated antidecubitus surface to a personalized positioning, to obtain and to maintain in the time with it I use of pillows and supports that allow one better distribution of the pressures. In order to arrive more to an analysis deepened than what they are the assistive devices antidecubitus, understandings like all those superficial ones in a position to cancelling or reducing the pressure of the person who is placed over, and that depending on the their characteristics reduce the cut forces, of friction and the maceration. A classification of superficial the antidecubitus one will be made based on their effectiveness of prevention, using the ***Braden scale for the assesment of the risk, proposing 3 levels of intensity: lowland, average and elevated, in order to facilitating I depending on the use it of the assistive device more adequate the risk factors and of the presence or less than a lesion from pressure, of the zone in which it is present and of the conditions it generates them of the customer. ***Target. The present didactic unit is addressed to operating the sanitary ones, nurses, ***fisioterapisti, operating associate sanitary, etc, that they take part in the program of prevention of one person to risk to develop one lesion from pressure. Didactic objectives. To the term of this lesson the students must have acquired the ability to know to estimate the risk factors to develop to a lesion from pressure, using the compilation of the ***Braden card, for being able to put in action a program of positioning, associated to the choice of the antidecubitus surface more adequate.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: January 2008
Marchesini C
Progettare con una nuova sensibilità: l'ausilio "Struzzo"
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 has a rather wide breath since is born from a twofold objective. On one side it is desired to take control a method of ***spendibile job in the within of the planning, ***dall' the other is wanted to be picked the occasion in order to deepen the knowledge of a called assistive device ***Struzzo®. The adopted model previews a preparatory phase dedicated to the reading, the synthesis and the translation of ***USERfit, a handbook, been born in the context of the Assistive Technologies, than it takes care of oriented planning the customer. The ***USERfit method that is has the general and not restrictive merit of being of being able to be interpreted with one sure originality in order to adapt it to the requirements of the planner. The second part abandons the theory in order to go down in the practical one and to travel over again let alone to rediscuss the choices that have guided the planning of ***Struzzo®. The final space is dedicated to the talk with the customers: to it is about to collect their opinion on the same conflicts on which the planners, operating of the choices, have already expressed a judgment. The vicinity between the assesments is a good measure of how much the world of the planning has known to earn knowledge of the world of the user.
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Marchi E
Progetto di dotazione ausili della nuova Struttura Residenziale per anziani della Repubblica di San Marino
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) The project previews one proposed of equipment assistive devices of the Residential Structure for Old of the Marino Republic Saint, currently in phase of construction. The structure is constituted from a part used after House of Rest and an other part used after Diurnal Center. The House of Rest needs of necessary assistive devices to a stay in hospital unit, while the Diurnal Center could be structured in order to recreating local to use kitchen, dining room, rooms for recreational activities. Annexed to the Structure an Arena is present also that, beyond to rehabilitative arena to use of the hosts, could be shared, if opportunely equipped, with the Association Retired, truth of the territory and that from years it organizes motor activity for old. The project previews also the hypothesis to at first realize a Center for technical aid that could be dedicated, to the same hosts of the structure, and in second time, when already tested, opened also to demands for assesment for exteriors. The objective is that one, on one side, to characterize instruments which addressed to the requirements of the old person, that the characteristics of effectiveness and efficiency in contributing to the maintenance, support or recovery of the residual abilities of the old mirror favoring one the greater integration; ***dall' the other, to try to rationalize the second expense criteria of economization of the collective resources available.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2008
Marcucci P
Organizzazione di una “casa intelligente” ed ausilioteca presso il presidio ospedaliero di Ascoli Piceno
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 work introduces a project for the organization of an which equipped with apartment facilitating devices in adapts to various pathologies the structure hospital worker of Ascoli Piceno and the activation to you of a center for technical aid for the customers of territorial Zone 13 of Ascoli Piceno. The work analyzes the territory, the material costs, the human resources, the type of user to which the apartment is addressed, the technical schedule and participations to put into effect in order to realize the project. It describes in the detail the apartment and its members according to I use it that of one agrees to make, and assumes a method of follow up in order to estimate if the project will answer effectively to the which set objectives.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2004
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
Masè A
Quando tornare a casa risulta cosi’ difficile: il caso di Rosy
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Rosy is one mrs. 68 years old, hemoplegic left with a strong motor deficit is to the upper limb that inferior, tu with good cognitive abilities. Like consequence of this traumatic event, ***Rosy it develops a ***depressiva expectant syndrome, that it pushes its relatives to in discharge it ***dalla the ***R.S.A which is hospitalized in order to bring back it in its assisted house day and night from one mrs. And here my participation begins in order to allow ***Rosy to return more serenely possible in its room, that it introduces many architectural barriers is inside that outside. The introduction of assistive devices which the stairclimber has allowed us to resolve the problem of the elevator lack, in the bath has been made of the modifications that they allow to ***Rosy of being able to manage, always with attendance, the own personal hygiene; the inner movements to the apartment happen with a manual wheelchair that the patient has learned to manage very well, the bed have been opportunely replaced with one more accessible. In short they have been brought other small modifications that have allowed to one “various” ***Rosy to live newly, even if with some difficulty, in its old apartment. A considerable problem that ***Rosy has had to face has been, after more than a year ***dall' the incident, that one of having to accept and therefore to inside integrate the own disability of an environment that for ***trent'anni had constructed modeling it on the own person, tu that suddenly had become unsuitable for she.
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Massara M
Forse partiamo: proposta di apertura di un centro per la Riabilitazione post-acuta del Mieloleso presso l’Azienda Ospedaliera “Maggiore della Carità a Novara
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 frequency of partial lesions or totals of the spinal cord as a result of traumas of the column are much elevating in the Italian population, species to cause street incidents or on the job. From the necessity to activate in the Greater ***ASO of the Charity of Novara here a center for the post-acute Rehabilitation of the ***Mieloleso with 10 places read. The work contemplates the restructure projects taking into account all the necessary sagacities for accessibility. Therefore the preparation of a laboratory and a “room will be proposed tests” where to be able to estimate, to try and to choose it is the assistive devices that the modifications to bring and to verify the room in. The assistive device and the modifications acclimatize carefully will be estimated them ***dal the point of view of the cost/benefit ratio before the same supply. The participation that will be obviously ***to multidiscipline (physiatrists, urologists, psychologists, neurosurgeon therapist, ergotherapist etc) will come however addressed ***dal the rehabilitative point of view to the attainment of the independence through of the lines of progressive path. Important point will be the choice and supply of assistive devices for the independence
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Menezello T
Il caso di Walter
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1998-1999
(text automatically translated from Italian) In the present job they come faced the demands for independence of ***Walter and its family. They come also described the main functions to search in a posture system, and the criteria for one chosen personalized. The wheelchair, and the used systems of posture, have been chosen in order to allowing one always greater independence of the customer. The progressive character of its pathology, the Amyothrophic lateral sclerosis, renders the job much articulating, that he demands a continuous processing, she is ***dall' the customer, it is of the operator in facing the changes that make part of this path. We will cover a ***lasso of time of approximately a year, having tried understanding the evolution of the assistive devices for the mobility, the posture and the activities of the daily life. The research work is still in action, and will come analyzed in this work.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Mogno M
Quale consulenza per Bruno e la sua famiglia
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) Tawny it is 29 years old and it suffers from one progressive, famous disease with the name of ataxia of ***Friedreich, ***diagnosticatagli 16 years ago. It introduces a panel of tetraparesis joined to disturbs of the coordination and the language. It lives with the parents and a smaller brother in an independent house, tu ***dagli the rather narrow spaces. Its mobility and its independence are insufficient and its social life is a lot reduced. The project put in action has faced the aspects which bound to the mobility and the charitable load of the relatives. The search of the assistive devices has addressed on one new wheelchair (with a system of posture and guide more adequate), on one stabilizing for the erected station and on a suitable assistive device in order to carry out the transfers. Instead, with regard to the aspects it acclimatizes them, have been tried of the solutions in order to render the room and the bath mainly accessible. The project has had to meet with life habits and ***radicati behaviors in the years and difficult to modify and have been taken advantage of integration of two various participations: the assessment in the center information assistive devices (***C.I.A.) and a cycle of sitting of training to the independence carried out in the rehabilitation service inside of which the same ***C.I.A is placed
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Monfredini C
Misurare l’efficacia dell’ausilio nel servizio di assistenza protesica
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The supply of the assistive devices has an important weight between the distributed performances ***dall' the ***U.O of Rehabilitative Medicine of the Local health authority of Parma; it is introduced therefore the requirement to verify how much the Service of supply assistive devices is effective in answering to the needs of the persons with disability. One via in order reaching such verification is the measurement of the degree of satisfaction of the customer. The chosen instrument for this scope is scale IPPA (***Individual Prioritized Problems Assessment), been born within a search of the European Commission; it currency the effectiveness of the perceived assistive device ***dalla the person with disability in resolving the problems identified like priority. The scale is constituted from two interviews to administer one before and the other after the supply of the assistive device. In the same structure of the scale a moment of follow-up is intrinsic therefore that guarantees to realize an exaustive and complete rehabilitative program. Moreover the involvement in the identification of the objectives and the solutions allows to share with the customer the responsibility of the project of ***assistiva solution and ***affidargli the role of protagonist. The project places therefore two objectives: on one side to analyze to the ability to the Service of supply assistive devices to answer to the needs of the population, being measured the outcome of the assistive device, ***dall' the other to confer ***centralità to the person with disability in the realization of its rehabilitative project. Administering the interviews to a champion of chosen customers between those who they were in phase of supply assistive devices, have been collected given to relatives to the effectiveness of the assistive device. Dai turned out obtained regarding indications have been useful drafts the ***applicabilità of scale IPPA, the necessity to formalize a follow-up, the identification of the failure cases and the satisfaction of the customers in perceiving itself part activates of the project. On the base of this experimentation the hypothesis will be able to be considered to insert to regimen scale IPPA in the procedures of supply of the assistive devices.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
Monfredini M.
Work from a different perspective: Orazio
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
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
Moro V.
Compensatory technologies with specific learning disabilities.
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
Murgia C
Creazione di un Centro Informazione Ausili in ambito AIAS Sardegna
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) An analysis of the problematic ones on the organization of the rehabilitation and the supply of the assistive devices on the territory of the Sardinia has made to emerge the requirement to institute a information center in assistive devices association ***AIAS Sardinia, that it is present on all the regional territory. For the realization of the project it is necessary to have a conception of the structuring of the therapeutic program that heads for the improvement of the level of life at the physical plan, functional, social and moves them, based on model the WHO disablement - activity – participation - environment. In compliance with this conception of the job it will be possible to watch to the integrating assistive device as part of the stiff job to the functional recovery of the patient and to its independence. The center assistive devices will be taken care of assistive devices and technologies for accessibility, working are with a direct user (persons persons with disability or its relatives), are with an indirect user (teaching, educators, etc).
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Naseddu E
Autonomia: istruzioni per l’uso
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) The daily ascertainment of how much frequently lacks cognitive instruments you for having an idea of that they are the opportunities of integration/participation has carried to me to process the attached handbook. The job begins proposing a ***glossario of some words key: health, disability, assistive devices, accessibility and independence; following the characterized stages ***dal the ***Eustat Consortium is passed, then, to analyze makes that they mark the independence path: to identify the needs and to define the objectives, to inquire themselves and to begin to try solutions and, at last, to start ***progetto.Il the job are concluded with a panoramic one of the main assistive devices, with signals also to furnishings and adaptations for the house, the automobile, for the free time, the which drew up clearance and the ***sport.L' want to offer reflection cues and to be a small contribution to the dissemination of the culture of the independence in the territory where job; it remains the necessity that Centers Assistive devices Specializes to you is disseminated more and more in several the Local health authority, Local Companies hospitals worker and Agencies: the choice of the solution in order to improve the more suitable participation for that person in that moment demands, in fact, the presence of structures with continuously modernized specific competences and.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2008
Negri L
L’uso degli splint nei pazienti affetti da Sclerosi Sistemica: una strategia vincente? MICHELE
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia", Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a, a, 2009-2010
(text automatically translated from Italian) The use of the ***splint in the patients with systemic sclerosis is certainly a valid aid in the treatment of the ***sclerodermico patient, is in the recovery of the deformities of the hand and of the fingers, it is in the recovery of the activities of the daily life. However, all the operating ones that deal this type of patients are not in agreement with this affirmation. The systemic sclerosis (said also ***sclerodermia) is one disease a lot invalidating, and if not diagnosed timely with prognosis ***infausta. The fibrous ones of the ***cute, above all of the hands and the ace, are accompanied to problems of the gastrointestinal, pulmonary apparatus, heart, kidney. Manifest a constant sign that in all the patients with variable intensity, is the phenomenon of ***Raynaud that has had to the ***spasmo of the digital arteries with consequent decrease of the blood perfusion, pallor of the fingers, pain and gradually in the time ***trofiche lesions, ***to ulcere, gangrene. This, is the point that perhaps puts in the use of the ***splint: the fear that the constriction of the fingers within a rigid material increases the phenomenon of ***Raynaud with serious consequences much for the hands of the patient. Only a precise and meticulous monitoring with accurate stairs of assesment allows to estimate, patient for patient, if the ***splint instrument to use less can be one or. The case of ***Michele, patient that suffers from systemic sclerosis, will allow us to study this aspect of the disease. In a relatively short time, ***dal 2004 to 2006, the disease changes the life of ***Michele, which loses the functionality and the fine motility of the hands and with these the possibility to work and to attend to its person. The consequent loss of the independence and also of the self-esteem does not make other that to aggravate the situation. The ***confezionamento of a ***splint bilateral that allowed it to support and to place the wrists, orienting effectively the hands in the space during its daily, working activity and of ***svago. The hospital admission in the specialistic Center of Rehabilitation in which job has allowed ***Michele to find the suitable solution to its problem. A ***multidisciplinary caretaking has to it ***ridato that that it had lost, the life that it loved to which it was not disposed to give up and happening has allowed it to return to re-use the hands with.
Year of publication: 2010
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2010
Nulli C
Una barriera in più: il caso di Angela
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Angela, 30 years. Twin delivery dystocic to which they followed cerebellar lesions ***perinata them with signs to load of the locomotive apparatus, of that phonatory one and of the psychical competences. Currently tu lives in an institute is not a definitive residence because it will be a sentence of the competent court, to establish conditions and times for a possible return in family, where episodes of sexual violence in its had been taken place confront. The accurate prescription of assistive devices, the realization of accessibility of spaces and services and in many cases also the sanitary participation, is trodden obliged in the search of the personal independence and of social integration and they are not never “plans” because it scatters you of barriers of varied nature: architectonic, cultural, economic. In the event of ***Angela they are rendered ***dal the familiar degradation still more arduous, social and ***dalla the poverty.
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Occhionero F
L'accessibilità informatica dei siti internet
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) The ***WEB ***rivoluzionando the social participation in a society that more and more deeply moves its communication channels on the computer based network. In this within, the ***svantaggiate categories are one of the more important references ***dal the moment that they are the persons with functional limitations, still more than many others, to having difficulty in moving and communicating and that they discover in the new infinite ***WEB ***ossibilità. The technological evolution could therefore to favor integration of many persons tu, ***tutt'ora, the barriers still turn out too many that hinder the access to the Network. This study means to frame the problem of situated accessibility of the Internet, being left gives new scenes ***telemati to us in order to land to the solutions software, defined to international level, of planning ***WEB. Like practical case, it will come analyzed a situated one, evidencing of gaps and indicating possible solutions so that the greater number of customers becomes ***fruibile dal
Year of publication: 2002
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
Paganini M
Nicola e la sua nuova realtà
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 a boy 21 years old, that suffers from outcomes of consequent head injury to street incident. It introduces one spastic tetraparesis and an alert coma with disablement on the motor and cognitive depositor. After a long period of stay in hospital its has been programmed re-enters to house with the assesment of the assistive devices useful to satisfy its needs and to alleviate the charitable load on the relatives. He needs of attendance total for every activity of daily life. The participation areas have been: treatment of the own person, prevention and decubituses, mobility, posture, modifications inside of the room.
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Palestino A.
The alternative augmentative communication in childhood
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
Pannacci M
Accessibilità alla cultura, per una cultura accessibile: la Bibliomediateca di Terni
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2004-2005
(text automatically translated from Italian) The society in which we live is for definition “the society of the information” and the same information excluded being ***dall' means to remain to the margins of such society. ***E' based on that the following study is proposed to analyze to the situation one in public structure which the ***Bibliomediateca of $terni. To render a library accessible in fact does not only mean to eliminate of the architectural barriers, tu to render the services effectively ***fruibili who it proposes, and in particular to be able to approach the culture through all its expressions, in particular to the consultation in document independence, books etc That would represent an important element for integration also of the so-called “bands weak people”, in the social life and cultural of the territory, promoting some the following inclusion and ***partecipazione.Il the project propose the optimization of the present services in the structure, through the insertion of assistive devices for the reading/vision of the material. Such action will allow the ***Bibliomediateca to address itself to a widened user, supplying alternative modalities of fruition to all the interested public and comprised persons with functional limitations, are motor, sensory they or ***cognitive.Un' ulterior action will be finalized to the realization of an informative campaign, aimed to catch up the persons with” special requirements” so that useful information on the what's news ***introdotte.Fabrizio to one are supplied progressive grip of conscience of new developed needs of personal independence around the proposed sport activities: the Monoski and the ***Handybike.A the aim to answer adequately to the demands that came to me placed 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 uses 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: Thesis
Last update: December 2005
Papino E
Valutazione sull’utilizzo dei montascale a cingoli e analisi di soluzioni alternative
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) In the within of the project called pilot “Prosthetic Attendance Integrated (***A.P.I.)” of ASL ***BA is previewed and registered letter the possibility to put into effect a synergy of ***multiprofessional assesments – with the contribution of engineers and architects – on projects of independence and put into effect accessibilities or to put into effect in favor of the person with disability in its environment of life. In support of such objective has been carried out the analysis of the effectiveness of the prescription of stairclimber to crawler tracks given in ***comodato of use in last the 3 years to patients residents in the District Sanitary Associate of ***Putignano. They have been carried out assesments approximately the quality of use, the degree of satisfaction of the customer, the economic analysis and the advantages of an alternative ***progettualità in order to allow the access of the patient to the external spaces to the room. ***Dall' the analysis of the data is found that the stairclimber is perceived like a decidedly little comfortable assistive device, tu that affects positively the level of self-esteem of the customers. Its use meaningfully is conditioned ***dal the number of the assistants. In no case it has been carried out a technical assesment before the prescription, that it oriented the customer towards alternative solutions. In 30% of the cases the resource to alternative solutions has been undertaken subsequently to the use of the stairclimber. This search has also the scope to contribute to favor one culture of the not seen assistive device as well as like expense, tu rather like investment for the person.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: January 2008
Pasqualetti C
Che idee…gli sport! Proposta di inserimento di ausili per lo sport nella banca delle idee del portale siva
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 scope of the proposed project is twofold. On one side, to take advantage of the ***popolarità and the innovation capacity of the Portal of SIVA on the assistive devices in order launch the topic of the sport persons with disability and to propose of the solutions and the adaptations that the athletes use in order to practice a sport and to stimulate it want to be moderate with himself and the others. ***Dall' the other, to widen a cross section of the Portal and therefore to try to advance in the thoroughness of the information and the services offers to the customers is operating they that persons with disability. The project frames in the activities of the Center Assistive devices ***de “Our Family” of ***Pieve di ***Soligo (***TV), being be given start to initiatives sport inside of the Center of Rehabilitation.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2004
Passaro G
Riorganizzazione del “Percorso Ausili” nel Distretto 2 dell'Azienda USL di Latina
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia", Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a, a, 2009-2010
(text automatically translated from Italian) The project is born ***dalla the knowledge, through the participation to the Course of Improvement “Technologies for the independence and social integration of the persons with disability”, of truth in which the distribution of the prosthetic performances it is better than that one known in my territory. On the base of an analysis of the current state, the project resolves to do the objective to optimize the human, economic and structural resources which mobilized ***dal the “path assistive devices” in Local a Sanitary Company, through the creation of a job of team ***to interdisciplinare, the activation of network relations and the promotion of one culture of the empowerment of the customer.
Year of publication: 2010
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2010
Pedroni F
Traduzione italiana e analisi critica della scala PIADS come strumento per l’Analisi dell’Efficacia di un Servizio fornitura ausili
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) Analyzing the literature it is easy to find as often the persons stretch to abandon the assistive device to ***insoddisfatte they prescribed because of the same one. This happens above all because at the moment of the choice they have not been held in adapted to consideration their needs and their priorities. The requirement is introduced therefore to find an instrument in a position to measuring such satisfaction and consequently to verify how much the Services of supply assistive devices introduce themselves effective under this point of view. The chosen instrument for this scope is scale PIADS, been born ***dagli the studies of the ***Prof. Jutai in the University of the Ontario Western in Canada; it currency the ***psicosociale impact that an assistive device can some have on the life of he who ago use, holding account of three main aspects: the ability of the customer, its adaptability, that is the predisposition to make new experiences, and the self-esteem (emergency and confidence in if same). Of scale PIADS but Italian version did not exist one up to now. The project has therefore two objectives: to carry to the light one valid Italian version of scale PIADS and to estimate the effectiveness of the service assistive devices taken in examination. Administering the questionnaire translate to a champion of chosen customers to case in the ASL 14 Piemonte, District of ***Verbania, they have been collected through questionnaire PIADS of the data relatives to the ***psicosociale impact of the assistive devices. With the obtained result regarding indications have been useful drafts the questionnaire, the clarity of the used Italian terminology, its ***semplicità of administration and compilation. With these data indications for possible modifications of translation or drawing up of the same one are wanted then to be drawn.
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Pelazza S
Project aimed at rearranging the aid delivery service of Local Health Unit CN1
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
This project suggests some changes regarding the aid delivery service within Local Health Unit CN1, in order to improve appropriate prescriptions and prompt and effective interventions.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2012
Petozzi E
A piccoli passi verso un Centro di consulenza per gli ausili nell’ex Asl 9 Ivrea
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) The constitution of a “Informative Center Assistive devices” is born ***dall' the requirement of having, inside of the Service of Recupero and Functional ***Rieducazione of the former ***Asl9 Ivrea, a competent point of reference in the within of the assistive devices. The presence of operating dedicated in defined timetables will allow the staff of the Service to be confronted, of having information and formation, estimating ***assistive solutions for the customer. This purpose the customer will be able to approach the Center ***previo telephone contact, or post of the access card, by the staff of the ***SRRF that has in load the customer. They will follow the assesments (functional, acclimatizes them, of i needs, etc) in order to determine the objective to pursue. By means of proposals and tests of assistive devices final relation will be arrived to the definition of the necessary assistive device with one on the carried out activity. The training and the follow-up will conclude the “path assistive devices”. Parallel the Center wants ***proporsi to the other been involved business Services in the prescription of assistive devices. The participation will be of assessment for the assesment of technical detailed lists of the assistive devices, as an example in case of business contracts, tu also for the definition of the necessary parameters for one better classification of the present assistive devices in Warehouse. In the former Local health authority 9 ***Ivrea in fact a Warehouse exists Assistive devices where the assistive devices come recycle. Their current classification does not clear the technical characteristics of every assistive device preventing uses appropriated.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2008
Pezzini R
Computer Game Therapy: quando la tecnologia aiuta a crescere, divertendo
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) One of the more important factors for the increase of a person is the clearance, determining element for the development of the cognitive, emotional and relational abilities. The clearance is much more than a simple “***divertimento”, it is a path of knowledge of himself and of the world, it is exploration and stimulus: playing the child it discovers as the life works, develops to own “emotional intelligence” and conquest its independence. Also being be recognized like a right of all the children (***International Play Association – ***IPA), for who it has motor, cognitive difficulties or oral it is not easy to succeed to play, above all in a group of par. With the Computer ***Game Therapy all can play and be trained to grow in one “stimulating ***esperienziale arena” and with virtually infinite ***progettuali potentialities. In a equipped space with a computer, a great screen, a good audio system and normal clearances for computer can, playing, to make living all, also to persons persons with disability with most serious impairments, otherwise difficultly ***sperimentabili directed emotional experiences.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2008
Pieri M
Technologies for inclusion of students with visual impairment
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
ICT Assistive Technologies are essential to improve school inclusion of students with visual impairment. Nevertheless, technologies can be effective only if teachers are appropriately trained and informed.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2012
Pietrobon A
Il percorso-ausili nella ristrutturazione della S.C.ARTD dell'Azienda ULSS 9 di Treviso
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) The project is born ***dal the need to offer to an answer adapted with regard to the caretaking modality and prescription of assistive devices for the patient who gets into to the Complex Structure of Rehabilitative Activities Territoriali and ***Domiciliari (***S.C.ARTD) of the Department of Riabilitazione and ***Lungodegenza of Company ***ULSS 9 of Treviso (Region of the Veneto). After an analysis of the paths and the existing procedures, this work is proposed to formulate one proposed ***riorganizzativa and managerial functional to one better answer to the rehabilitative needs of the user. They come characterized and codified the moments that define the “path assistive devices” that the assesment goes ***dalla and caretaking of the patient, to the verification and monitoring of the effectiveness of the assistive device in the real conditions of I use. Important moments of the process of restructure of the service are: the valorization of the various professional competences through the ***multidisciplinary assesment of the patient; the exchange of knowledge and information through the institution of team reunions; the involvement of the patient and the relatives supported from one corrected information thanks to the activation of one Shop Architectural barriers and the implementation of a small park assistive devices for test; the follow up in order to verify the real conditions of use of the assistive device.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2008
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
Pisco R
Technologies for environmental control in therapeutic intervention
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
This project aims at improving independence of users of Centro de Medicina e Reabilitação do Alcoitão, simulating scenarios of home daily life in a dedicated area of the centre equipped with a smart home and environmental controls.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2012
Pivello P
Ausili per l’accesso al Personal Computer, a comunicatori e dispositivi di controllo ambientale per utenti con funzionalità motorie ridotte
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) The didactic unit is proposed to analyze the present assistive devices on the Italian market that can in some way to improve the quality of life of persons with motor disabilities of various nature: making reference to three classes of devices, the personal computer, the communicators and the systems of environmental control will acquire knowledge the various possibilities of use and accessibility through interfaces. The idea is that one of user increased or specularly of functionality increased, that is to try solutions that they can render ***fruibili some devices or assistive devices to a greater number of persons or to create greater independences to customers persons with disability.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2008
Ponte S
Autonomia a due: il caso di Silvio
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) In this thesis it has been described the path of independence of ***Silvio, hit from stroke, ***gà tu previously suffering of serious arthrosis to the lower limbs, and ***Daniela, its wife who assists it. From a situation it begins them where whichever assistive device (in the moment lacked in which it is happened the vascular event), until the ability to use multiple assistive devices, independently by ***Silvio some, others by force of things by ***Daniela while it assists it. ***Silvio can catch up the church nearer ***com'era its desire in how much fervent catholic and to attend the parish, can move in house and catch up the erected station. A possible discouragement of the architectural barriers in its room has been designed, tu the family of ***Silvio designs also to try one together new house lacking in architectural barriers and ***trasferirvisi to the family of the son of ***Silvio. Important element of this path has been to render this brace, much initially expectant one on from makes itself and unprepared to make forehead to the event, sure and decided in the independent management of the daily activities and the assistive devices, until rendering it ***edotta also on the maintenance of the same ones.
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
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
Pozzuoli G
Institution of an Assistive Technology Counselling Service in the district of Verbania
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia" (Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002)
(text automatically translated from Italian) The hypothesis, realistic comes proposal, of reorganization of the system of assessment and supply assistive devices in the territory of the ***Verbano, through the creation of a Center Assessment Assistive devices, in order better to answer to the requirements of the direct and indirect user. Purpose of this project is that one to offer to persons persons with disability and to their relatives, through approach competent and professional, channel of access ***univoco, oriented to solutions of real needs, that it leads to chosen that they are involved in aware way and determining the same customer, in all the passages of acquisition of the assistive device, preventing some the abandonment or an erroneous one I use, through controls of follow up and of a successive continuous relationship in the time with the public agencie. In the ***ispiratori principles of such project, the Center Assessment Assistive devices comes placed in a already existing institutional-organizational context in the District, in ***sinergica action to other associate-sanitary participations. The expectations of the user, the perceived quality control, the analysis of the relationships between costs and result, compatibly with the human resources available, constitute the fundamental elements for one better rationalization of the expense and one greater efficiency of the distribution of the Public Service in the field assistive devices. To put in relation and to integrate between they the various subjects of the field, through the processing of operations plans to you and protocols of understanding, can be one difficult what and certainly favorable ambitious, tu, also in forecast to inspire aware political and administrative choices, in a by now next future of “Regional Sanitary Quadrant”.
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: February 2004
Prast A
Pomeriggi assistiti per bambini con disabilità in Ausilioteca
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) The social cooperative ***independent Living di ***Merano places from 10 years like point of reference for all the persons with motor disabilities of the Independent Province of Bolzano, predisposing one series of concrete participations like the social assessment, the assessment on the assistive devices and the assessment on the discouragement of architectural barriers. With the project “Afternoons assisted in Center for technical aid” one agrees to realize a new concept of afternoon activity for children with disability. Fundamental objective is to create an educational situation to long permanence, in which a group of children with motor, sensory or cognitive disabilities can acquire new competences, having to disposition technological instruments adapts to you in order to favor the process towards one independent life. The reasons for the processing of the present project are numerous: to territorial level they lack adapted offered afternoon activity for children persons with disability, instead these last ones come demanded in continuation you give parents of the small customers. The cooperative engages itself from ten years in order to widen the offer of the services, also for being able to take advantage of the precious patrimony of our Center for technical aid. ***L´idea to create an educational group for children with disability in the Center for technical aid has been ulteriorly motivated ***dall' the formative experience enjoyed in this Course of Improvement of the author of the work and stimulated ***dalle its passages working experiences, in the field of the educational job with children with disability.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: January 2008
Prestifilippo E
Assessment of energy expenditure using aids for people with neuromotor pathologies
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
The study was based on evaluating energy expenditure parameters of people with different disabilities, daily using different aids for mobility. Data gathered can be useful both for an appropriate prescription of the cited aids, and for a better training to use them.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2012
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
Pusic C
Proposta di un centro territoriale di valutazione clinica degli ausili come progetto di qualità nell’ambito dell’assistenza protesica di una ASL
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2004-2005
(text automatically translated from Italian) The project of the institution of a Center of Information and Assesment of the Assistive devices (***CIeVA) is born in the within of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the ASL Rome and. It is previewed, with the investment of minimal additional economic resources, the reconversion of part of the premises of the current warehouse assistive devices in a Center where to be able to entrust to a competent nucleus of assesment the total caretaking of the person with afferent complex disability to the Prosthetic Attendance. The purpose is to second guarantee the management ***LEA of the Prosthetic Attendance operating on the base of procedures and job methodologies ***standardizzati.Ciò will allow to supply to the chosen user the maximum information on the possible ones in matter of assistive devices, ortheses and prosthesis, before the ***prescrittivo action. For the requirements of the ***autorizzatore of the ASL the Center will carry out the verification of all the necessary elements to the justification of the “expense” or, in order more better to say, of the investment that the public service realizes on the person to guarantee of a supply of devices that is appropriate and ***consona to the real needs of independence of the customer.
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Ramigni G
Stabiliamo un contatto: alla scoperta del mondo. Il caso di Edoardo
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 case study is focussed on a child 6 years old with spastic tetraparesis. For he a project of independence with the adoption of an electronic wheelchair has been constructed on which a retrospective verification of follow-up to six months has been carried out of uses and the possibility of a start to the use of the computer with the possible peripheral necessity of special has been estimated.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Ravagnan E
Organizzazione di un Centro di consulenza per gli ausili tecnici ed informatici all’interno del Servizio di Neuroriabilitazione per l’Età Evolutiva
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) Through this work it is wanted to be proposed to define, to improve and to empower that activity of assessment for the technical and computer based assistive devices that give years comes carried out inside of the Service of ***Neuroriabilitazione for the Evolutionary Age of ***ULSS 16 of Padova. The Service is addressed to patients in evolutionary age affections from neuromotor and cognitive disability that carries out the rehabilitative path in the same structure or in other coming from structures of the zone or from other ***ULSS; moreover he is addressed to become patients adult who have finished the rehabilitative procedure in the structures for the evolutionary age of the ***padovana zone. The project exposed in the work previews the investment of greater resources is as far as the operating ones, is as far as the instruments (spaces more adequate, ulterior computer based instruments, widening of the permanent exhibition of technical assistive devices, preparation of several an accessible bath with sagacities in order to facilitate the hygiene and the personal treatment and in order to guarantee a space of test to the customers, creation of one library and one ***videoteca, connection to the Data bank SIVA, Internet connection).
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Rebucini B
Computer ed ausili per l’autonomia:per comunicare e per un’integrazione sociale. Il caso di Andrea
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) Andrea, 20 years, has one dysarthria and one serious motor involvment. ***E' enrolled to the Center of Regional Professional Formation in the course Formation Job Students Persons with disability. The educational path of Andrea has been up to now finalized to the ***comunicativo within and the knowledge of the potentialities that the computer based technology offers. The use of the computer for the ***comunicativa purpose has allowed to Andrea to acquire the abilities in order to govern it and to use some to the ends of a working insertion, occupational associate. The acquired competence and the stimulus to a greater independence of Andrea and the progresses of the technology, make hour to assume and to preview also I use possible of the computer based assistive device also in a ***domotizzato domestic environment. Inside of the formative path they have been taken in consideration other assistive devices for the independence for the lightening of the familiar charitable load and for one better social integration of the student. Hour Andrea sa to carry out of the simple duties to finishes them and to activity of recording and sa using Internet for the collection of information and the ***messaggistica electronic, beyond that to use the transparent blackboard in order to communicate in situations lacking in computer. ***E' be important to stimulate not only Andrea to it I use and acceptance of assistive devices, tu also the family. For the complete realization of this formative action he has been indispensable and it is still necessary one series of participations and synergies with LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY, social political of territory, Common, other services, tu above all with the same family
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Rescigno L
La quiete dopo la tempesta: il caso di Elena
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The work introduces the history of a child 15 years old who in a day, apparently similar to an other, the output from school (you want for an accidental error of the maneuver of a van, you want for the distraction of a child between the laughed one of its friends) is found again without warning in the vortex of a sea in squall that it stirs to its dreams, the aspirations and desires of child, distresses, pain, fear and desperation. The awakening you give four long ones and death days of coma it is for the family the quiet ones after the storm, tu for ***Elena represents only the beginning of a long full path of transformations, of grip of conscience and situations in which it is hard to acknowledg, in a truth and a body that does not recognize like its and in situations that it sees unsurmountable. The attempt of the thesis is that one to describe step after step, moment after moment, solution after solution the return of ***Elena to a life still all living and to feeling itself part in spite of everything activates of one truth that it lives. In the specific one the chosen solutions for the movements will be described, to re-enter to the address, for the personal independence and the communication, in the ***fattispecie the wheelchair with the system of posture, the solutions for the elimination of the architectural barriers to the address and the assistive devices for the communication: the alphabetical communicator, at first, and the software in a continuation.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Restano Magazzini L
Scrivere con gli occhi: il caso di Nazzareno
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) Nazarene is a man of 52 years who in 2004 was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Bearer from 2006 to percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), since 2007 trached and subjected to invasive mechanical ventilation (VMI). Known by local services, involved daily in order to support the family in the social and health needs, is highly motivated to maintain communication skills with family, friends and professionals. In May 2005, he was evaluated at the Laboratory Business Aids for Learning and Communication of the USL of residence, at the request of the territorial rehabilitation physiatrist, for the detection of communication aids. The Laboratory has become a point of reference in critical moments (PEG, VMI) of the disease by ensuring the coordination of multidisciplinary management and management of important issues that have gradually made. When Nazarene arrived at the laboratory aids communicated using low-tech and reported to have Personal Computer (PC) that previously used both for writing and for surfing the internet. Numerous and constant interventions were prescriptive of insertion and replacement of software and hardware technologies to vary contextually of motor skills for the progression of the disease. The tenacity of the Nazarene in wanting to be understood and "autonomous" and the use of assistive technologies have made it possible to communicate "writing with the eyes" before using the brand Eyeblink Toby Churchill (infrared sensor can sense the movement of the eye or 'lowering of the eyelid and "transform" into a trigger signal) connected to the communicator alphabetical LIGHTWRITER (Toby Churchill) equipped with speech synthesis, or PC laptop with the software Eurovocs (trademark Technology & Integration) and today thanks to the pointer eye Eyegaze System (LC Technologies)
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Ricupero C R
Riorganizzazione del Servizio di Assistenza Protesi e Ausili dell’A.S.L. 11 / Santhià’
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) Object of the Thesis is a project of reorganization of the system of supply of the assistive devices creating a Service of Attendance Prosthesis and Assistive devices for the Stay in hospital of Rehabilitation of the Garrison Hospital worker of ***Santhià (***VC) and for the public of that District under the jurisdiction of the ***A.S.L. 11. Beginning from already existing human and material resources one is instituted codifies of the procedures of participation with the insertion of instruments of job and a laboratory of test of the assistive device. The result door to a smaller waste of human and material resources for the ***A.S.L. 11 with one greater abilities to satisfy the needs of the customer in the optical of one integration between rehabilitative path and path of independence of the person.
Year of publication: 2000
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
Rivetti I
Gli ausili per la comunicazione
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) The every life of being living consists in great part of communication. A deficit to load of the ***comunicativa competence can be cause, therefore, of great limitations in the daily life. Only recently they have been under way activities of search and study for giving one valid answer to these problematic ones, giving therefore to life to one new called discipline “Communication ***Aumentativa and Alternativa”. With I use it of technological strategies, techniques, assistive devices and not, it tries to give again to the person the possibility to reconquer and to maintain to the own identity and just the role associate-relative. Substantially, it can be said that two modalities of Communication ***Aumentativa and Alternativa exist: that one not assisted from assistive devices, in which the information they come exchanged by means of the body (gestures, expression of the ace, ***LIS (Italian Language of the Signs), signals with the head, vocalizes, ***spelling with the fingers, ***pantomima, indications); and that one assisted from assistive devices, in which the information they come exchanged by means of assistive devices to low technology and high technology. Between the assistive devices to low technology we remember the panels for the communication, that they exist in several models. Between the assistive devices to high technology there are the ***V.O.C.A that can be to ***monomessage, to sequence, to several levels, with the display; the alphabetical communicators, of which models with or without the output in voice exist; the software for the communication, that they allow to create on the computer of the tables; and which constituted the dynamic communicators, from software more modern, that it gives the possibility to have on the screen in dynamic way the several tables of communication.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: January 2008
Robbiani G
The importance of not sitting with idle hands. Gaetano
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
This paper is about the individual case of Gaetano, aged 40, bilateral hands and feet amputee. Though the accident, he didn't lose his will to live, and to plan his own autonomy project, thanks to the adoption of prostheses: in a short time, he managed to achieve great results.
Year of publication: 2013
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: January 2013
Robol E
Preferisco vivere, grazie: il caso di Paoletto
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) Paoletto has now 14 years old and from birth is suffering from Menkes disease, a rare genetic disease and rapidly progressive. The genetic alteration results in a deficiency of intestinal absorption and intracellular transport of copper (coenzyme essential to man, especially during growth and neuromotor development) that is expressed in significant damage to the neurological level, muscolosheletrico and visceral. The clinical presentation is usually early (2-3 months) and the poor prognosis usually within the first few years of life. Taking charge by our Rehabilitation Service was early (first few months of life), an integrated approach (neuromotor and speech therapy). Paoletto and family were gradually accompanied during the different stages of growth and alternating phases of the disease, tackling together from time to time problems, goals, disappointments and achievements. The areas of intervention focused on mobility, internal and external housing (including accessibility to the garden), accessibility to transportation, personal care, posture, computer accessibility and writing, interpersonal communication and the 'integration of assistive technology in educational programs. The objectives of this work were to facilitate Paoletto in his necessities of everyday life (at the same time alleviating the tasks of the caregiver) and to allow insertion and a more active participation in social life can be at school, at home and in communities. Currently Paoletto weighs 15 kg, is not able to reach the upright, needs complete assistance for activities of daily living, a heavy brace tailored during the sitting posture (due to a severe neuromotor progressive scoliosis complicated by multiple vertebral collapse) and assisted ventilation at night (for sleep apnea syndrome with respiratory failure).
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Rocca T
Proposal for arranging an AT Information Centre for AIAS
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
At the moment in the Alto Tirreno Cosentino area there are no specialized centres for assistive technologies, besides the Local Health Unit, so it's essential to provide a reference point to users and their families to get information and assessments on technical aids. This work studies the feasibility of an AT Information Centre, able to meet the users' needs of this region.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2012
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
Rollini G
Istituzione di un servizio valutazione ausili all’interno di un Centro Diurno Integrato Comunale a Corsico (MI)
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 candidate analyzes the relative situation to the prescription and supply of the assistive devices present in the common one in which it works and, leaving from an analysis of the enforced norm and the procedures in action, characterizes some ***passibili points of improvement. On the base of learned how much during the course and in relation to the specificity of the service in which work it assumes the institution of a Center Support Independence (***C.S.A.) that it has like objective to implement the independence and to improve the quality of life of the old ones that dwells in the common one of ***Corsico and to favor of an ulterior process of integration. The ***C.S.A will be instituted inside of the Diurnal Center Integrated Communal “***G.Perversi”, adapting itself to the current modalities of caretaking of the user. They are assumed therefore you vary scenes that they regard respective the customers in residents just the address, those who attend the Center, and the exteriors. Operating modalities come new proposals that hold account of the necessity of the assessment on the adoption of assistive devices, of the attendance in legislative field and the instruction of the beloveds-givers. At last a hypothesis of collaboration with premises ***A.S.L is delineated., illustrating the analysis methodology on which the operating modalities of the ***C.S.A are based and proposing moments of common job.
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Romanò M
Sistema Internet di divulgazione e informazione sugli ausili
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) Many of the practical problems us of the daily life can be resolved with simple sagacities, small assistive devices or participations of prevention and elimination of architectural barriers. Scope of this job is that one to develop a situated Internet, than it will be developed on the ***DAILY warp, a realized multimedia ***Cd-Rom for old persons and that it describes the possible one I use of assistive devices in just the address. The ***obbiettivo is to create a useful informative source to the persons that the assistive devices in the daily life use, or that they are not felt surer in their truth of life, to their relatives and the persons who make part of their entourage. The present study is constituted substantially from three parts. First part in which I have tried to characterize the informative sources currently available, the pelvis of user to which the service it is destined, serving to me also, to such scope, of the observation of the assessments carried out in the SIVA service of Milan in years 1999/2000/2001. The second part is dedicated to the articulation of the project in which I have analyzed ***cd-rom the ***DAILY. Last part is a technical relation that it describes, travelling through several the environments that compose the room, all the sagacities and the assistive devices that can render ***fruibile and sure the domestic space.
Year of publication: 2002
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
Rossetti A
Il fiume e la sorgente: il caso di Massimiliano
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1998-1999
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Massimiliano is a boy 17 years old. It introduces a clinical panel of tetraparesis and cognitive delay outcomes of meningitis from ***streptococco contracts in center ***perinata them. Of sturdy constitution it is completely employee ***dalla the management of the adult for all the primary needs. The necessity is introduced to facilitate the transfers and the daily treatment. Moreover the purchase of one new house involves for the family the study of solutions that of it guarantee accessibility, the better fruition, therefore like in the elementary school that ***Massimiliano attends. It is introduced, in this center, a total vision on the participations that have become necessary in order to help the relatives in the attendance tasks and because l '' integration and the relation with the others is daily and fundamental aspects in the life of ***Massimiliano.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Russolo F
Ausili e reinserimento domiciliare: il caso di Gabriella
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Gabriella is one woman 50 years old. In the October of 2007 it comes hit from cerebral hemorrhage from breach of ***carotido-oftalmnico aneurism ***destro.I motor damages and ***cogniti you that they follow to the event they appear from endured much serious: ***Gabriella remains ***paretica to the 4 limbs, with important psychomotor slowing down, initially ***PEG carrier. This project has the scope to evidence the re-introduction path to domicile carried out ***dalla our Structure Hospital worker in collaboration with the Sanitary District. I re-enter at domicile always represents, for sick and the its familiar nucleus, a moment of great tension; ***dall' the which protected environment of the hospital is returned to the daily life in which it is afraid to meet many obstacles little and aid ***dalle the reference structures. After the prescription of the assistive devices during the stay in hospital hospital worker and a careful total assesment of the case, has been attempted “to accompany” the family at the moment of re-enters to house. In the optical to try to guarantee to ***Gabriella an attendance in the long term, specific resources to territorial level to the aim have been activated to personalize the support given to she to to its family, are as far as the demand for ulterior assistive devices and the attendance, if they are necessary, is for that concerns the psychological support of main the beloveds ***giver.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Rutigliano A
Ausili per la comunicazione aumentativa
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) The human being has need of the communication in order to get in contact with with the external world and to realize the own needs is elementary that complex. Accessibility to the oral channel does not have therefore like direct consequence establishing itself of a situation of social disadvantage that strongly limits the person in the implementation of the role that them is just according to age, cultural and social sex, factors (***Basaglia, 2002). The first axiom of the communication supports that “it is impossible not to communicate” (Paul ***Watzlawick): tu ***com'è possible this if persons to which exist the oral channel are foreclosed? The didactic unit faces the topic of the Communication ***Aumentativa and Alternativa in its several aspects and its several shapes and of the immense world of the assistive devices (technological and not) that they can support the customer in the communication and render this accessible one to the various interlocutors with which happens the interaction.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2008
Saibene L
Migliorare le procedure operative per la fornitura di ausili in una struttura riabilitativa
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001
(text automatically translated from Italian) It has been tried to characterize which points in the path of supply of the assistive devices, currently proposed to a patient whom hospitalized in rehabilitative structure, could be problematic or however improvable, to the aim to optimize the resources and to elevate the quality of the service offered to the user, through the structuring of a competent team in a position to carrying out, following a protocol of procedure more taken care of, activity than information and of education (is instruction that training) of the patient person with disability according to a total project of independence. 3 paths have been characterized type, one for the coming from patients from an unit hospital worker for acute, one for that marked ***dall' inside of the same rehabilitative structure, one for that flows ***dal the territory. Therefore selected, the patients, affections the serious-most serious disability, would approach the Institute, in regimen of ordinary stay in hospital in a dedicated accomodation, with a specific rehabilitative project that she previews, among other things, a process of supply of assistive devices for which she is demanded, beyond to the assesment, also a phase of test and/or training to the use. This project would come managed with the collaboration of team constitutes the newborn “Service Assistive devices”, that it has to disposition a equipment essential of materials to verify directly on the patient and of instruments estimated to you that they allow of ***obiettivare the obtained result
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Salghetti Drioli G
Un Centro Consulenza Ausili per l’Alto Adige
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 creation is proposed of computer based, ***tiflotecnici and to technology Assistive technology counselling center advanced, equipped with a functional Permanent Exposure to every simulation of use of the assistive devices for the communication, the independence and the environmental control. The objective is that one to offer, to a direct and indirect user, services turns to the underlining of the subjective need, to the comparison through activity of ***peer counselling, to the qualified search of the better solution answering, and to a successive continuous support. Purpose of the Center inserted in a relationship of Convention with the territorial Public agencie is that one of designing new paths of independence for the persons persons with disability: stimulating the fair development of the market and the industrial innovation to local level; promoting the aimed rationalization of the public and private expense; inspiring aware political and administrative choices; and putting in strong relation the various subjects of the field.
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Sanchez G A
Controlling a smart home through a brain-computer interface system
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
This paper describes the preliminary findings of a project that is still underway at the Biomedical Technology Department of the Don Gnocchi Foundation in Milano. The author took part in the project as visiting researcher from the Department of Electronic Technology of the University of Seville. This project tries to develop a wireless interface between a BCI (brain-computer interface) system and a smart home. First, this paper presents some theoretical fundamentals underlying the EEG (electro-encephalographic) techniques, the BCI systems and the KNX (Konnex) protocols. Then the hardware, the software and the technical infrastructure used are presented. Next, the characteristics of the purposely developed system are described. These include the options considered and then selected for controlling the house; the physical structure of the system and its components; the way the various components communicate among each other; the selection matrix designed to allow the user select the intended action the smart home should perform; the control options the user can choose, the paradigm used and the reasons to use it. Finally, the paper suggests the prospective final results of the project. In the section Discussion the future possibilities of BCI systems are discussed.
Year of publication: 2009
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
Sanrocchi S
Ausili e reinserimento domiciliare: il caso di Francesco
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) Francesco is 50 years old and in 2005 it has been hit from a cerebral hemorrhage. As a result of this event has received damages is to motor level, with consequent hemiplegia, is to cognitive level with aphasia, it disturbs of attention and body outline. This project has the scope to carry to the attention the path that has been made from Francesco, ***dalla the family and from all the professional figures that have followed it. The part more difficult than this job has been to have to take action, by the family of Francesco, “a not intentional” situation and unexpected and based on that to redesign a life and I re-enter at domicile. Thanks to one which torqued collaboration with the family and above all to one strongly motivation by Francesco, is resolutions to guarantee to this last one, through the adopted solutions, certainly an improvement of the quality of life. Concretely the solutions adopted relatively to the problematic ones analyzed have been for the inner mobility one postural wheelchair and one stabilizing for erected statics; for the transfers manual a mobile hoist and an hoist electrical worker for bathtub; for the prevention of the plagues from decubitus an adjustable orthopedic bed with antidecubitus mattress and for the external mobility one wheelchair for exteriors. The fundamental points of this project have been therefore the supply of the assistive devices and the re-introduction to domicile of Francesco; from its path of self-determination of the own rights is begun here, a path that however is still in phase of evolution and that it sees chosen Francesco absolute protagonist of the own ones.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Savoretti F
Metodologia per la fornitura e l’inserimento dell’ausilio nelle strutture convenzionate per anziani all’interno del progetto riabilitativo dell’ASL 113 di Rimini
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2002
(text automatically translated from Italian) This job proposes of the solutions in order to improve and to reorganize the operating procedures for the supply and the insertion of the assistive device in the operating within the national health service structures for old of the Province of Rimini, inside of the rehabilitative project of competence of the already existing Service Prosthesis and Assistive devices of the ASL of ***riferimento.Questo project gushes from a real necessity, sped up also ***dalle the structures in object, to reorganize the answer modalities, till now used, to the needs of one institutionalized old user; such redefinition must hold present the human resources and structural/it orchestrates them available in the operating nucleus of competence on such territory. The objective is that one to optimize, through the location of the critical points us in the current path assistive devices, Sistema di Prosthetic Assistenza adopting determines ***standards which to you accessibility, the coordination, the competence, the flexibility, the efficiency and the infuence by the customer in order to improve the service offered to the user and to elevate the objectives of independence of single for the promotion of one the culture of overcoming of the handicap.
Year of publication: 2002
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Scappazzoni P
Ampliamento del Servizio Ausili di Sarzana al territorio della Asl di La Spezia
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2003-2004
(text automatically translated from Italian) Object of the thesis is the widening of the Service Information and Assesment Assistive devices (SIVA) for patients in load in service to domicile and the territorial districts of infantile rehabilitation of Local health authority 5 of La Spezia. Such necessity is born ***dal the fact that currently the ***Siva, present in the Foundation Don Gnocchi di Sarzana, is not organized in order to guarantee the service outside of the structure and mainly is directed adult patients. The objective is that one to guarantee to the customers a competent service in supplying information, assesments and assessments on the assistive devices and the disability. The widening of the service would allow to create contacts with the outside of the structure and to catch up one greater cooperation with operating of the territory favoring the development of one ***uniformità and sharing of the objectives. Previewed ***E' the organization of one formative initiative with the title it “the assistive devices in within to domicile” destined to doctors and ***fisioterapisti.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2004
Scarazzato M
Costituzione di un servizio di Terapia Occupazionale per il reinserimento domiciliare di pazienti neurologici e politraumatizzati
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1999-2000
(text automatically translated from Italian) “Every person person with disability, of whichever age is, has straight to an aid system that guarantees the maximum development of its personality and a social insertion more I activate and possible ***partecipativo” (Program of action of the government for the political of the handicap, 2000). The rehabilitation, like every other aspect of the health, must be confronted on repeatible the objective control and scientifically, on procedures and parameters estimated to you, therapeutic programs and result. The patient/customer person with disability that gets into to a rehabilitative center asks us the optimization for the own resources waves to resume, with dignity, its place in the society. In order to catch up this goal, we more get not to base on one division to us of the tasks of bureaucratic type. ***E' necessary to acquire a strategic vision of the objectives and the means around which recalling the job of team in the search of the “possible best” for the person with disability that is entrusted to our professionality. The rehabilitative treatments, indeed, only must be only offered and be realized and if founded on presupposed obvious and aimed at the attainment of precise and declared scopes. The performance of a progressive and ***proponibile program will only allow the correct conclusion of the rehabilitative procedure. This thesis introduces a project of feasibility for a route to propose to the ***multidimensional team hospital worker of a rehabilitative center waves to obtain, with the patient and its entourage, a real recovery of the possible independence. In this route, the interface and the presence on the territory through the availability of slots/arena and sanitary staff for supervision to domicile, represent an unavoidable moment for the obtaining of the result. To this, it must be associated the unavoidable contribution of the social service and easy accessibility to the technological solutions.
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Scuor E
Ampliamento della collaborazione di un servizio valutazione ausili con il territorio: il caso dell’Ufficio H di Udine
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2004-2005
(text automatically translated from Italian) The project is born ***dalla the necessity to create a network of services coordinates to you and specializes you that they offer, to the person person with disability, the possibility to be accompanied in the choice of the effectively necessary assistive devices to the attainment of the objectives of participation and social integration. The idea is born therefore to structure a collaboration between the operating ones of the office H and the associate-sanitary services of Amble you of Udine, ***Codroipo, Saint Daniel, ***Tarcento, ***Cividale and the Company ***n.4 “Medium ***Friuli”. The good praxes of caretaking of the case, processing of an integrated rehabilitative project and of specific participation in the choice of the assistive devices are defined therefore. Project, moreover, means to optimize costs supported for purchase and supply of assistive devices estimating, through instrument ***SCAI, which it is the true economic engagement that the garrisons involve in the long term and, by means of questionnaire QUEST, to verify the degree of satisfaction of the customer
Year of publication: 2005
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Simeone S
Gli ausili per le patologie degenerative
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) Every tool that we use in our daily life in order to resolve a problem which bound to the disability is an assistive device, in how much it allows to complete or to facilitate of the actions that without of it we will not be therefore skillful to make. I have chosen to engage to me in the writing of this work since have felt the necessity of a formation of base in the field of the assistive devices for the persons with multiple sclerosis (or other degenerate pathologies) and for theirs ***caregiver, having worked for two years like occupational therapist to domicile the service of rehabilitation ***AISM Liguria in. Every day they are found to having to me to answer in general terms to questions on the assistive devices, on their operation, their distribution by national the sanitary system. Often the persons ***affette from degenerate pathologies and the respective families see to be born a need, tu do not know like answering to you, neither to who to be able itself to address. For which I have assumed a course action to disclose the main information necessary to favor one by aware choice of the assistive devices the customers.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2010
Sponza R
Ricerca di normalità nonostante la malattia: un cammino di 5 anni. Il caso di Matteo
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2004-2005
(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: Thesis
Last update: December 2005
Summa A
Carrozzina elettronica: scelta di ausilio tecnologico in eta' geriatrica. Il caso di Maria
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1998-1999
(text automatically translated from Italian) It has been fetched in consideration the possibility of being able to use an electronic wheelchair, to just the address, from one mrs. ***ottantaduenne, it slices give more beyond forty years from Multiple Sclerosis and not walking from five years. The demand for the assistive device has been expressed in explicit way ***dalla the same mrs., to the aim of being able to be most independent possible in the Activities of the Daily Life (To. V.Q.). The mrs., that she will come indicated with the name of Maria, cohabits with a daughter ***cinquantenne slices ***dalla the same pathology. The assistive device would have allowed them to become partially independent and not to depend ***dalla the daughter charitably. The will, the determination to return to make the “mother” has made possible that a pathology, reached by now to a stage much strict one, has been very controlled. The support of the technological assistive device has contributed to catch up that “quality of life” to which every individual it has straight.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
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
Tibaldi E
I cuscini antidecubito nella prevenzione e trattamento delle lesioni da decubito
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The lesions from decubitus (***LdD) are a phenomenon much common one that it is uneasiness cause and suffering for who of is affection tu represents also a serious sanitary problem that the Institutions are being engaged to check also in order to limit the remarkable costs supported for their treatment. The undertaken actions in order to face this problematic one are taken advantage therefore of taken care of a program of prevention, beyond that of treatment, that must include, among other things, I use it of assistive devices antidecubitus. Being the mobilitation of sick one of the basic principles of the prevention of the ***LdD, this work concentrates the attention on the systems antidecubitus for the position seated that potentially it favors dynamics of self-determination and socialization of the person, identifying in the reduction of the allurement condition a first step in order to limit the insorgence of the ***LdD. The pillows antidecubitus constitute a system personalized of support that takes part, for ***ridurli, on the mechanisms of extended pressure, the efforts of cut/friction, on hygiene and maceration. Moreover the pillows can constitute an indispensable instrument in order to compensate, where become necessary, the postural defects. I use of the scale ***Norton for the calculation of the risk of the ***LdD comes ***rapportata to the various types of pillows in order to distinguish between system of prevention in case of low, medium or elevated risk.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2010
Tischer MC
Gioco e giocattoli: criteri per valutare l’idoneità del giocattolo per il bambino con disabilità
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) The main activity of the child is to play: through the clearance the child develops physical and psychical aspects. The clearance can be fine to same himself or to have one educational valence, that is to be able to develop and/or to recover determined motor, sensory or cognitive abilities. The activity of playing is come true through the use of common or specific objects to the scope, called toys. The work characterizes some objects and toys with greater educational valence for a group of children persons with disability: for the heterogeneity of the group of the children persons with disability, that it comprises subjects with varied degree of disability and disabilities being involved in varied measure, and sometimes at the same time, the motor, sensory and/or cognitive ability, the assesment has been limited exclusively the children who in the first infancy (0-18 months) introduce motor disability deriving ***dalla reduced or lacking the ability grasping to the hands. As for the normal child the toy would have to be “a ***anticipatorio” toy, that is a toy in a position to stimulating the evolutionary process of the rough ***motricità of the hand. With the exception of the normal child, in the child person with disability the choice of the toy would have according to to happen the neuromotor development of the hand caught up from that child and not in reference to its age. The work supplies the parents and to several the operating ones been involved in the attendance of the child with rough motor disability of the hand a series of criteria in order to choose the more suitable toy and more in general terms it emphasizes the importance that the type of clearance and toy proposals to the child with whichever shape of disability turns out adapts you to the caught up psychomotor development, in order not to induce in the child a frustration sense that in the long run removes ***dal the toy and ***dal playing.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2008
Tisot M
E adesso vola, farfalla: il casi di Tato
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2007-2008
(text automatically translated from Italian) The work regards a case with serious ***distrofica ***epidermolisi bollosa 18 years old that it demands I renew of the prescription of one electronic wheelchair. The boy attends the advanced ones, placed side by side from an educator for the attendance. He have us of of attendance to domicile (***infermieristica). ***E' followed from various specialists for the consequences of its disease; not there is but no moment of meeting between these several sanitary and social figures. In the meetings of counselling with the boy such how much has been evidenced behind single demand was hidden you the need of being helped to manage its disease in order to being able itself to allow to a social life extra relative mainly activates and one greater independence ***dall' the educator in scholastic within. The afternoon, beyond to the normal activities of study, in a situation of physical fatigue due to the continuous change of load in order to limit the damages to the skin, must endure the change of the ***fasciature that interest all the body and that it demands also 3 hours. The project, in ***itinere, will regard beyond to the choice of the wheelchair and its adaptation, also the aspect of the manipulation (***pseudo sindattilia), the independent use of the computer and the verification of the assistive devices already in equipment is at domicile is to school. It will be attempted together makes ***Tato – in the other sanitary and social figures ***promotori that take part on the case – of the constitution of a team ***to multidiscipline that, in the respect of the mutual competences, they work in synergy in order to not only extend the life of the boy, tu also in order to render it more ***vivibile it.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Tomagra A
Percorsi di qualità nell’assistenza protesica
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001
(text automatically translated from Italian) Leaving ***dall' the analysis of the existing structures for the pelvis of user of the city of Vercelli and ***dalle the express necessities ***dall' the user and ***dagli the operating ones, propose a model of job in team between medical ***prewriters and Center Information Assistive devices (***CIA), than it does not involve new revives economic but a better coordination between different professional figures. ***Dalle the lines guides for the improvement of the quality in the sanitary services gains cues in order to guide the reorganization of the prosthetic supplies, introducing the activity of the laboratory of test of the assistive device and one ***multidisciplinary study of the prescription to high cost to the aim to optimize the relationship cost-result on the proposed model ***dal SIVA. Better quality of the assessment activities will be aimed to an evolution for one at the assistive devices: operating and the user, according to the model in action inspired to SIVA and the job of project ***A.L.I will be able to have a center of qualified and accessible reference, that it could be also a guide for their professional increase. For the service of prosthetic attendance one completes a reflection regarding the project of ***informatizzazione of the procedures of management and allocation of the assistive devices and their money laundering, proposing a follow up on the more expensive supplies through the monitoring of the activity of the team of the ***prewriters and one collection of the data to regional level.
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
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
Trioschi D
Una casa su misura: domande e risposte per migliorare l’accessibilità domestica
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2005-2006
(text automatically translated from Italian) The house is the place where we pass the greater part of our time. ***E' a comfortable place, that we have furnished our requirements second and where we feel ourselves to our comfort, masters of the situation and protected. Tu what succeeds when our independence diminishes? Or when suddenly the house must give of the answers also to persons with disability? From place “friend” can become “a hostile” place, full load of barriers and obstacles. This work, met in a published publication ***dalla the Region Emilia ***Romagna, wants to set of the questions and to try of the answers trying to overwhelm at least in part one at domicile cultural gap through an operation of thematic main information-spreading of easy consultation on relative to the increment of independence and the qualities of life. In order to render the reading more agile and flowing a hypothetical “INTERLOCUTOR” has imagined itself: its questions are those that today many are placed on the problematic ones wired to accessibility and the independence at domicile. The answers of the “EXPERTS” are the result of an taken care of search and wired to the experience of the Regional Center Assistive devices and the Center for the Adaptation of the Domestic Environment of Bologna.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Vacca S
In una nuova dimensione: il caso di Simone
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 1998-1999
(text automatically translated from Italian) ***Simone, 48 years, diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis, reduced motor ability, former machinist of the Railroads of the State, currently in pension, ***has esplicitato the requirement of wanting to resort to uses it of various assistive devices for still being able to carry out the activities of the daily life is primary or ***hobbistiche they. He have us of of manual wheelchair for the movements in domestic environment given its limited independence (approximately 100 meters), of a walker in alternative to the tripod, of one scooter for the movements that outside alternate with one motor vehicle purposely modified; abolition lives in environment restructured on measure (architectural barriers, ***rifacimento of the bath, placed points of support strategically, elevator platform for the transfer from a plan to the other of its house). The adopted solutions have had a positive reply.
Year of publication: 1999
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Valente V
Valutazione dell’accessibilità dell’ambiente domestico in persone con esiti di lesione completa midollare bassa
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia", Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a, a, 2009-2010
(text automatically translated from Italian) The house is like a shelter in which we feel ourselves sure and free to express same: in house we relax ourselves, we dedicate ourselves to ours ***hobbies, we take care ourselves of the treatment of same we and our affective relations. In the own room we want to be felt to our comfort and independent, we want in first person to choose and to personalize the furnishings solutions. When the subject is found to having to face a paraplegia and to move consequently on wheelchair, the house can lose this role and become with of architectural barriers exceeding, a hostile environment that does not allow to carry out with facility all the activities of the daily life. To have an inadequate slot the social participation of the individual can therefore diminish also. He is therefore fundamental to maintain to a sufficient level of independence and quality of life. For this in the moment of the re-introduction to domicile is necessary to recover the domestic independence through a careful assesment and proposal of modifications acclimatizes them appropriate and suitable to every single individual.
Year of publication: 2010
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2010
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
Vercellino F
Metodologia della valutazione neuropsichiatrica per la scelta degli ausili in età evolutiva
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001
(text automatically translated from Italian) This Work regards the organization of a system of assesment of the person with disability in evolutionary age to the aim to supply the most correct prescription possible of the assistive device, being considered necessity to allow to the customer, by means of uses it of the assistive device, the attainment of the maximum possible personal and social independence. In particular, feasible procedure of total assesment inside of a Service of Infantile ***Neuropsichiatria has been formulated a project for the standardization of one. It by is made up of sector deepenings different professional figures that they regard respective the aspects neurological, psychological, ***logopedico and of the independence. Surveyings come put into effect by means of direct observations of the subject, questionnaires which addressed to the parents and the subject same and administration of test and standardized stairs. The final result is the compilation of some cards of synthesis to enclose to the clinical folder. The revaluation, at a distance of time, the prescription carried out by means of the compilation of the third part of the protocol allows “longitudinally to test” the effectiveness of the proposed choice. Collected a consistent number of assesments a reflecting pause will become necessary on the instruments used, on the difficulties met in their administration and on possible considerations of general character on the same project. Such reflection will allow to put into effect modifications and to improve in the time the applied methodology.
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Vergaro A
Creazione di spazi di vita quotidiana e di un’ausilioteca all'interno di una struttura riabilitativa privata convenzionata
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The idea to participate to the course “Technologies for the independence and social integration of the persons with disability” and to deepen the topic object of the work is born ***dall' the requirement of wanting to create inside of the structure in which I operate and for the whom hospitalized patients, a center for technical aid and accessible environments of daily life. The project previews the empowerment of the already existing park assistive devices and the creation of spaces dedicated to an user widened, through the adaptation of premises to restructure. This service will have to be in a position to guaranteeing, thanks to the job of a team ***to interdisciplinare, the answer to requirements is of rehabilitative within that associate-charitable, offering to the attainment of one real independence of the persons with disability. ***S'intende to give the possibility to the customer, to the ***caregiver and the relatives, to complete paths of test and training to I use it of the same assistive device, experiencing some activities of daily life. The work analyzes moreover the type of user of the center for technical aid and indicates the spaces dedicated to the project. The objective to catch up is moreover the creation of a work group that has specific competence for that it regards the assistive technologies and it promotes the information and the formation of the staff assigned to the treatment of the patient who lives one disability situation.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
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
Vetrano C
Accessibilità attraverso predisposizioni ambientali e utilizzo di ausili
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2006-2007
(text automatically translated from Italian) The didactic unit means to face the topic of accessibility acclimatizes supplying them a general panel in matter, not sure exaustive approval the vastness of the argument. Initially it will describe what agrees for accessibility acclimatizes them and as this last one can modify in positive the participation of the individual and in particular of the persons with disability. Then it will face the legislative aspect analyzing to the norms in vigor in Italy and some prescription of European Directives. At last it will propose various solutions of accessibility in following ambles to you: environments publics considering the external spaces and the inner spaces; domestic environments supplying of the solutions of accessibility through it I use of assistive devices and adaptations; environments worked to you inserting the ergonomics concept and confronting it with that one of accessibility; computer based environments trying to explain what agree for computer based accessibility and which law in Italy previews the obligation application; means of collective transport emphasizing the necessity to guarantee the right to the movements for all the passengers of bus, trains, ships; guide of automobiles explaining the procedure for the attainment of the special patents and indicating some of the adaptations that allow accessibility to the guide; and at last environments you drained describing to the attainment of accessibility in the schools with participations on infrastructures tu to us also with I not only use it of assistive technologies for the inclusion of students with difficulty of various nature. ***Target. The main adressees of this didactic unit are the customers, protagonists in a society that account of their need of active participation does not hold to the social life, and the professionals who operate in amble you doctor, rehabilitative, social that often feels impotent of forehead to much bureaucracy and legislative contradiction. Didactic objectives. The scope of this job is to supply information on the norms that regulate accessibility and debit indications on possible solutions of modifications acclimatizes them and uses of technological assistive devices and not, for the overcoming of the cultural barriers, above all acclimatizes them and for the attainment of the independence of the customer.
Year of publication: 2008
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: January 2008
Villabruna L
Follow up a un anno: indagine sulla soddisfazione dell’utente rispetto agli ausili forniti
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2003-2004
(text automatically translated from Italian) Often in the system of prescription and supply of assistive devices inside of a rehabilitation institute a phase verification of the job carried out inside of the rehabilitative project lacks. With this job one agrees to inquire the degree of satisfaction of the customer with respect to the prescribed assistive device and to the services to connected it, using questionnaire QUEST (***Quebec User Evaluation of Satisfaction with Assistive Technologies), administered by telephone. It is wanted also to be known the possible causes of the abandonment of the assistive device, integrating the instrument of surveying with more specific questions. Intentionally the two types of assistive devices have been chosen that re-enter between that, ***dall' the experience of operating the sanitary ones that they work on the territory, often does not come used to the address: between the assistive devices for the mobility the walker for indoor use and, between the assistive devices for the bath, the turnable seat for bathtub and the axis for the transfer in bathtub. The customers who hospitalized to the Geriatrical Institute ***Redaelli of Milan in 2003 have considered themselves to which it has been prescribed or advised one of these assistive devices inside of the rehabilitative program. The purpose of the project is to characterize the successes and the points weak people of the system of prescription and supply and based on this to assume of a ***migliorativo participation.
Year of publication: 2004
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2004
Viotti M
Basta prenderci confidenza! 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) The project sees protagonist Marco, a child 11 years old, that it introduces a serious neuromotor impairment, characterized ***dal the clinical point of view from a panel of spastic tetraparesis, with important limitations of the movement to all the districts made but the left upper limb, whose functionality appears conserved. The participation proposal that has been capacity ahead with Marco and its family has previewed a verification of the possible requirement of assistive devices, to support of the activity areas and of life, it is in the familiar and domestic context that in that scholastic. In the first case with two objectives to pursue: to facilitate for how much possible Marco in its demands, and rising requirements, of greater independence in the simpler and common operations of the daily life; to alleviate the tasks of attendance in its confronts all by the family, tu in particular of the mother, in attended of a third son and therefore disabled to complete a sure type of attendance towards Marco. To school instead the objective it has been to favor the maximum possible degree of insertion and participation of Marco to the scholastic activities, holding account of the particularly delicate moment for he that this year faces the income in the scholastic truth of the averages, leaving one which protected, that one of the elementary ones, sure more famous one dimension perhaps more.
Year of publication: 2001
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2003
Viotti V
Accessibility without limits: il caso di Ermio
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2011-2012
Ermio is 33 years old, he survived a serious car accident in 2001. He awaked from coma with spastic quadriplegia, that forced him to work hard in order to reach an acceptable level of independence, but later he succeeds in taking a degree in electronic engineering. This works describes solutions adopted, in particular the "iPortal" system is illustrated, as an innovative way to accessibility.
Year of publication: 2012
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Zanotti P
Non diventerò Pantani, ma autonomo e felice, si ! Il caso di Stefano
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 an adult young person 31 years old that suffers from spastic-dystonic tetraparesis with light mental insufficiency. For he an assessment project has been constructed and supply assistive devices articulated in two is made: mobility and treatment of the own person in domestic environment (bathroom) with it I use of a seat from shower and independence extra-moenia with the adoption of a tricycle that allows it to move independently from house to the country, above all in the structures of socialization offered ***dalla to the same community which parish, arena and house of the young people. The assessment, to ***Stefano, does not re-enter in specific a slowly rehabilitative one “on the ***generis”: that is “increasing the ability to move to me I move more”. The main objective of this project is to make possible that ***Stefano finally catches up an independence equilibrium that is becomes protagonist of its day, of its time, its life and does not remain ***forzatamente to the shadow of its familiar ones.
Year of publication: 2000
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: May 2013
Zappa F
Un servizio di counselling per le tecnologie assistive in Università
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia", Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a, a, 2009-2010
(text automatically translated from Italian) The work places in the istituizionale-organizational context of the Service Students Persons with disability of the University of the Studies of the ***Insubria. The service, also having an organization and unitary management, is activates in both the centers of the Athenaeum: Varese and Como. The proposed project in the light of regards the hypothesis of one new reorganization of the Service Students Persons with disability learned how much during the course. In ***particolar way the work is articulated in following is made: Analysis of the physical, human, organizational context in which the service places itself; Census of the already present technical assistive devices in Athenaeum to support and in support of the right to the study and full university integration to the life; Hypothesis of organization of a service of counselling for the assistive technologies; Preparation of a center for technical aid of Athenaeum.
Year of publication: 2010
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2010
Zuccotti M
Il percorso-ausili nel Centro Riabilitativo “Ettore Spalenza” della Fondazione Don Gnocchi
Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2008-2009
(text automatically translated from Italian) The project is born ***dall' the requirement to in organize the management and the supply of the assistive devices to the patient in-patient the Rehabilitative Center ***Ettore Spalenza (***Rovato – ***BS) of the Foundation Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus. The Group Job Assistive devices, been born in 2009, has brought to light the ***criticità inherent ***management and the choice of the already present in Structure or supplied assistive devices in test from operating within the national health service orthopedic technicians. The work introduces the analysis of the situation begins them and the birth of a PATH ASSISTIVE DEVICES that the necessities of the Customer satisfy and ***ergonomizzi the human resources, economic and structural. Important moments of the path are: assesment in ***interprofessionale team of the needs of the customer; with to the customer, location, chosen and delivery of present assistive devices in structure or fast supply of others through the ***ortopedie; follow up during the stay in hospital of the adequacy of the assistive devices in connection with the evolution of the clinical panel and to the residual abilities of the Customer to the resignations; management and monitoring of the conditions of the assistive device through one ***check list compiled to the ***dismissione or the substitution of the same one; systematic ***sanificazione and maintenance. The necessity of a efficient system of involvement and integration of all the professional figures presents in structure, Doctors, ***Fisioterapisti, Occupational, Operating Therapists Associate Sanitary, Nurses, assigned Technical Office, suppliers companies assistive devices, has determined the birth of a Computer based Archive of the assistive devices, modernized in real time and ***consultabile in network in all the Structure, pillar of communication between professional figures with various competences. The information and the formation of the staff on the Path Assistive devices have been studied in order to optimize the human, economic and structural resources and in order to render the patient and its assistive devices to the center of the rehabilitative project.
Year of publication: 2009
Type of document: Thesis
Last update: December 2009
Associazione nazionale subvedenti
Associazione Nazionale Subvedenti
Associazione nazionale subvedenti
Voluntary association with the aim of studying, soliciting and promoting the implementation of actions for the social and cultural inclusion of people with visual disabilities, for social-health assistance, for scholastic integration and training, for knowledge and use of aids, for mobility and accessibility, for information on rights / duties and the protection of equal opportunities. Among the services offered there is the Tommaso service, a help desk with headquarters in Milan where it is possible to inquire and try assistive devices whose prevalent recipients are all people with visual impairment, even temporary (blind and partially sighted) and people with reduced age-related visual acuity.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Web Sites
Last update: June 2019
Carlo Giacobini
Handiylex - People with disabilities and rights
Testata giornalistica edita da Agenzia E.Net scarl - Padova
Information system on complex legislative issues related to disability. The service is managed by the Center for Legislative Documentation, the operational structure of the National Directorate of UILDM, the Union for Combating Muscular Dystrophy. The objective of the service is to reasonably make available the legislation in favor of people with disabilities and some references to legislation concerning the Third sector.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Web Sites
Last update: May 2019
Carlo Giacobini
Superando.it
Agenzia E.Net scarl
Journalistic headline on the subject of disability. Some of the topics dealt with concern facilitation and rights with respect to aids. Overall, the topics covered are: autonomy, health, work, study, sport and tourism. Journalistic headline registered with the Court of Padua.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Web Sites
Last update: May 2019
CENTROAUSILI
Centro @ usili - List of aids for computer accessibility, communication and learning with relative technical description in periodic update.
Associazione la nostra famiglia Eugenio Medea
Products and services that can act as aids. The list of resources is periodically updated; we ask visitors to indicate any new reports or errors and malfunctions. It is possible to send an e-mail to CENTROAUSILI@BP.LNF.IT
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Web Sites
Last update: May 2019
GLIC
GLIC-The Italian network of consultancy centers on Assistive technologies for disabilities
GLIC
Since 1996, about twenty Italian reference centers in the sector of computer and electronic aids for the disabled collaborate in an interregional working group (GLIC). These are stable public or private realities, without commercial purposes, which have initiated a technical-scientific comparison and permanent collaboration. The GLIC Centers, while presenting some diversity at the level of the specific sectors of interest or the type of user, have in common the provision at different levels of services such as information, consultancy, support, training / research and are equipped with a team of work and a park of aids and hypotheses of solutions for various problems of autonomy in life contexts. The idea behind the collaboration between the Centers is that today it is necessary and urgent to create the conditions for a concrete impact of technological progress on the quality of life of disabled people: since the technologies are available, it is necessary to move from an experimental phase to a phase of strengthening and management of resources, working for a real usability of tools and services.
Year of publication: 2020
Type of document: Web Sites
Last update: December 2020
INAIL - Istituto Nazionale Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro.
SuperAbile INAIL - Il contact center integrato per la disabilità
INAIL - Istituto Nazionale Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro.
Information and documentation portal on disability issues. These are legislation on aids and architectural barriers. Other thematic channels dealt with are: Disability legislation, architectural barriers, travel and leisure, policies, work, education and training, sports, associations, health and research. Created by INAIL - National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Web Sites
Last update: May 2019
Istituto Tecnologie Didattiche
Essediquadro- Documentation and orientation service for educational software and other digital learning resources.
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, in collaborazione con MIUR e INDIRE.
Service for documentation and orientation on educational software and other digital resources for learning. The site is composed of a database of digital teaching resources (educational software, apps, video lessons, selections of sites of particular interest) that can be searched. at multiple levels of research; a section of methodological in-depth studies concerning the didactic use of digital resources (didactic paths, sector analysis, experiences and food for thought); a section of training events where you can view some thematic webinars online. Realized by the Educational Technologies Institute of the National Research Council, in collaboration with MIUR and INDIRE.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Web Sites
Last update: May 2019
New Editions Consulting
ABLEDATA
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)
Online database of assistive tecnology products available on the north-american market
Year of publication: 2017
Type of document: Web Sites
Last update: August 2017
SIVALab
Medialibrary
SIVALab
Free online libraries. Online libraries that digitally supply national newspapers, ebooks, or music albums to listen to streaming.
Year of publication: 2020
Type of document: Web Sites
Last update: April 2020
Testata giornalistica registrata presso il Tribunale di Padova
Disabili.com
Testata giornalistica registrata presso il Tribunale di Padova
Online journalistic theme on the subject of disability. Among the topics specifically dealt with are the "Products and technologies" to help. Other themes are treated: Family, friends, sport, culture, holidays, leisure, barriers, mobility and cars, school and education, law and taxation, work, medicine and health.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Web Sites
Last update: May 2019
Unione Italiana Ciechi e degli Ipovedenti ONLUS
Unione italiana dei ciechi e degli ipovedenti
Unione Italiana Ciechi e degli Ipovedenti ONLUS
To achieve its goals, the Union has also created operational tools to overcome the lack of adequate social services of the State and other public bodies. Among the main ones: Project eValues, electronic library, Online Spoken Book, Online Journal, Internet Sites Observatory. Made by the Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired ONLUS, which aims to integrate the blind into society, pursuing the unity of the category.
Year of publication: 2019
Type of document: Web Sites
Last update: May 2019
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