Reduced visual acuity in elderly people: The role of ergonomics and gerontechnology

Maria Rita Pinto, Stefania De Medici, André Zlotnicki, Alfredo Bianchi, Clarke Van Sant, Claudio Napoli

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Gerontology is the scientific study of the ageing process and special problems of aged people. Ergonomics is an applied science for optimizing performance and productivity and reducing the risks of injury, discomfort and illness. Gerontechnology is concerned with fundamental and applied research on the complex interaction of elderly people with technological products and the built environment. It has the potential to improve the capability of people confronted by the challenges of ageing. We suggest that gerontechnology may have a particular role in relation to the reduction of visual acuity and can improve the comfort and safety of older people.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)339-344
Number of pages6
JournalAge and Ageing
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1997


  • Ageing
  • Ergonomics
  • Gerontechnology
  • Technology
  • Visual acuity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ageing


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