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Ergonomic evaluation of the functions and activities of housing: the housing unit - expectations and needs of comfort, well-being and autonomy of elderly fit (healthy).

Grant number: 13/02879-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2013
Effective date (End): March 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal researcher:Roberta Consentino Kronka Mülfarth
Grantee:Nathália Mara Lorenzetti
Home Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (FAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:10/10189-5 - Human biometeorology: analysis of the environmental variables (meteorological, thermal comfort and air pollution) and climate change on geriatric population of São Paulo city, AP.TEM

Abstract

This research is part of the thematic project (process ref. 2010/10189-5): Human Biometeorology: analysis of the effects of air pollution and climate changes in the geriatric population in São Paulo. The object of this research plan is the ergonomic housing evaluation focused on the needs of abled seniors. It is intended, as the main goal of the research, when evaluating the ergonomic quality of internal spaces of housing, contribute and add value to the quality of life of individuals in the activity of "live". In addition, will be emphasized the importance of ergonomic evaluation of these spaces, not only with the evaluation of consolidated areas, but mainly with the adequacy of the proposed functions and uses, adding architectural and urban quality in a more comprehensive way in the habits and uses of a dwelling .

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