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TitleThe importance of ergonomic design in the inclusion of women with mastectomies with lymphedema
Author(s)Grave, Maria
Carvalho, Miguel
Ferreira, Fernando
KeywordsParticipatory ergonomics
Therapeutic engineering
Integrated design
Issue date2016
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
JournalAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Abstract(s)This work added the design to ergonomics in order to promote a facilitator of social inclusion of women who underwent mastectomy with lymph squeal. The research started with a physical and/or psychological impairment acquired by a woman subjected not only to the surgical removal of a breast cancer, but of the entire breast with lymphatic sequel, considering its unilateral or bilateral variation. Contemplating the limitations, needs and functionality required by the user, it was studied the perimeter, topography, interference of the physical type and the shape of the breast, the distance between the breasts, its diameter and folds, as well as the characteristics of the affected limb. The research took place in a group of 60 women (patients of two oncological clinics of Sao Paulo) with upper limb lymphedema resulting from a mastectomy. The multidisciplinary methodology prioritized comfort, usability, aesthetic and therapeutic functionality in order to collaborate with the inclusive therapy of these women in society.
TypeConference paper
AccessOpen access
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