Ricardo de Souza Freitas

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Elders lose independence and wellbeing, accompanied by decreased functions in terms of hearing, vision, strength and coordination abilities. These factors contribute to balance difficulties that eventually lead to falls. The injuries due to falls, at this age, are risky, since most of the times may cause a significant - and permanent - decrease of quality(More)
This paper presents a case-study for the optimization, the monitoring and the automatic control of a refrigeration system in a commercial store. The existing controllers were replaced by Omron temperature controllers, connected to an industrial network and linked to a central computer for data monitoring and temperature control using a LabView software. In(More)
Keywords: Environmental management Lean manufacturing Human resource management Operational performance Automotive sector Brazil a b s t r a c t The main objective of this study is to verify the influence of Environmental Management (EM) on Operational Performance (OP) in Brazilian automotive companies, analyzing whether Lean Manufacturing (LM) and Human(More)
This paper describes the development of a novel gamified application for fall prevention. The gaming system can help people in risk of falling, such as the senior population, assess their condition. A standard balance assessment test was select, which is termed the Berg Balance Scale. We have adapted it to the form of a digital game and thus enable the(More)
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