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

Grant number: 13/10986-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2013
Effective date (End): June 30, 2014
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Architecture and Urbanism Technology
Principal researcher:Roberta Consentino Kronka Mülfarth
Grantee:Isabela Belini
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 is the ergonomic evaluation - accessibility and mobility - of the house external areas focused on the needs of abled seniors. It is intended, as the main goal of this research, when evaluating the ergonomic quality of the house external areas, contribute and add values to the quality of life of individuals in the activity of "live". In addition, will be emphasized the importance of ergonomic evaluation of these espaces, not only with the evaluation of consolidated areas, but mainly with the adequacy of the porposed 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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