dezembro 2014 vol. 1 num. 5 - 9th Conference of the International Committee for Design History and Design Studies
Article - Open Access.
A major longevity due to the progress of medical science and social-economic conditions brought an apparent well being for a longer period of time. But reality shows that a large part of older people present a major dependency generally related to health problems. People over 60 years show some vision losses dependent of the gradual aging of the eye functioning being most of the pathologies identified related with low vision provoking intensive medical care needs in ophthalmological services, in hospitals. Most hospitals do not dispose of an effective wayfinding system or even one adapted to the special needs of the patients with visual impairment or low vision condition, which in fact need effective colour contrasts, dimensionally adapted written information or even haptic perception information for more efficiently promote readability and orientation. The use of sensory-motor wayfinding systems joining a correct colour use for legibility and readability of the written information, associated with simplified pictograms and supported by guidelines and tactile textures on the pavement alerting for the orientation system, may result in an effective way of displaying information in hospital environments.
Palavras-chave: older people, haptics, visual impairment, waysensing, hospital environment,
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São Paulo: Blucher,
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/despro-icdhs2014-0061
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