Andrea is a man aged 47, who in 1991 was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis; in 1998 there was a worsening of clinical conditions that forced him to walk with the aid of Canadians crutches. He had to leave work (receiving pension for incapacity for work) and in 2005 he moved into an apartment with no architectural barriers.
This project aims to highlight the path followed by both Andrea and the various actors involved to allow him to have an independent life at home, despite the progression of the disease. The hardest thing was, and still is, accompanying Andrea during the deterioration of functional capacity, trying to propose and implement strategies (aids and services) to enable him to have his own autonomy while maintaining a good quality of life.
Subject (according to the ISO classification of assistive products)
- Seat cushions and underlays for tissue integrity (ISO 04.33.03)
- Standing frames and supports for standing (ISO 05.36.03)
- Shower chairs with and without wheels (ISO 09.33.07)
- Bimanual handrim-drive wheelchairs (ISO 12.22.03)
- Powered wheelchairs (ISO 12.23)
- Mobile hoists for transferring a person in sitting position with sling seats (ISO 12.36.03)
- Beds and detachable bed boards/mattress support platforms with powered adjustment (ISO 18.12.10)