Maria Rita Pinto

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An ergonomic approach could improve the quality of life and activities in daily living. Gerontechnology reduces the effects of age-related impairments with technological devices and particular design for the home-environment. Physiological decline with increasing age renders the daily activities at home more difficult. This paper highlights some "common(More)
Gerontology is the scientific study of the ageing process and special problems of aged people. Ergonomics is an applied science for optimizing performance and productivity and reducing the risks of injury, discomfort and illness. Gerontechnology is concerned with fundamental and applied research on the complex interaction of elderly people with(More)
M. Aguiar, L. Akcelrud, M. R. Pinto, T. D. Z. Atvars, F. E. Karasz and Jack Saltiel* Departamento de Química, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba 81531-900 Brazil Instituto de Química, Caixa Postal 6154, UNICAMP, Campinas 13083-970 Brazil Polymer Science & Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA 01002 USA Department of Chemistry and(More)
Italian harbours assume a decisive role in order to develop a Euro-Mediterranean web for maritime transportation. The geostrategic position of the Italian peninsula can be seen as a logistic platform at the centre of the maritime trades in the Mediterranean area, giving to its port cities the role of gateway of economic flows. The port poles, meant as hubs,(More)
This brief commentary is focused on the experimental procedures employed in the evaluation of both cognitive and balance impairments of aging patients. This is an important ergonomic issue that might be used for research purposes. In fact, the corrected assessment of impairments during aging may favor the development of new integrated ergonomic strategies(More)
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