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De Luca D
Robertina, age 38, motor disability: improving independence in the neighbourhood
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Abstract: 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
Montrucchio L
Marco, age 53, motor disability: improving independence at home and in the neighbourhood
Editorial data: Portale SIVA Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Abstract: 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
Caracciolo A
Powered wheelchairs and outdoor mobility assistive products
Editorial data: Milano: Portale Siva Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi
Abstract: 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
Steffan I
Mobility of frail people in the urban environment
Editorial data: Dispense Corso di Alta Formazione "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus
Abstract: 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
De Luca D
Solo et pensoso i più deserti campi vo mesurando a passi tardi et lenti: il caso di Roberta
Editorial data: Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2003-2004
Abstract: (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
Montrucchio L
E ora che sono rimasto solo?! Il caso di Marco
Editorial data: Tesi Corso di Perfezionamento "Tecnologie per l'Autonomia". Università Cattolica Milano e Fondazione Don Gnocchi, a.a. 2000-2001
Abstract: (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
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