Roberto Rodriguez

Roberto Rodriguez
National Scientific and Technical Research Council | conicet · INAHE - Instituto de Ambiente, Hábitat y Energía

PhD

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November 2018 - present
National Scientific and Technical Research Council
Position
  • Research Associate
April 2014 - October 2018
National Scientific and Technical Research Council
Position
  • Researcher

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Publications (35)
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RESUMEN El objetivo de este estudio es proponer criterios de calibración que permitan minimizar el error en la medición de iluminancia utilizando teléfonos móviles, a partir de la comparación sistemática con un patrón áureo. Para ello se contrastaron los valores de iluminancia obtenidos con un luxómetro profesional como patrón áureo, con las lectur...
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This research presents an experiment where the relationship between view outside (VO), daylight availability (DA) and glare protection (GP) of nine shading fabrics were evaluated. This kind of shading device is placed on the market (Argentina) without a proper characterization of their lighting performance, leading to an inadequate application. Gla...
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Objetivo: conocer la incidencia del síndrome visual informático (SVI) en pacientes con enfermedades crónicas relacionadas con el uso de pantallas de visualización de datos (PVD) en entorno intra y extra laboral. Materiales y Métodos: estudio descriptivo realizado a 25 pacientes con enfermedades crónicas en un centro médico de Mendoza, Argentina. Se...
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A partir del análisis de distintos sistemas de Etiquetado-Energético Ambiental de Edificios (EEAE), en particular sus créditos específicos de Iluminación, el presente plan de trabajo doctoral busca proponer y validar un método de acreditación de iluminación integrativa, desde la perspectiva antropocéntrica propia de la ergonomía ambiental. Los resu...
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Objetivo. Determinar la exactitud de distintas aplicaciones de medición de iluminancia a partir de la comparación sistemática con un patrón de referencia y analizar la conveniencia de su uso en la práctica cotidiana de la ergonomía. Método. En un entorno oscuro con una única fuente de iluminación (LED 24W 6000K, CRI>70) se contrastaron los valores...
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Nowadays, natural light in the built environment has taken a positive value from several aspects including energy savings, reduction of environmental impacts, and people´s performance and wellbeing: Experts from the fields of design and architecture are re-discovering daylighting. To seize the full potential of natural light as a source of indoor l...
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This study evaluates the performance and robustness of 22 established and newly proposed glare prediction metrics. Experimental datasets of daylight-dominated workplaces in office-like test rooms were collected from studies by seven research groups in six different locations (Argentina, Denmark, Germany, Israel, Japan and the United States). The va...
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We developed a lighting measurement protocol (PC-SRT) for Android mobile devices as a replacement of the Argentinean currently mandatory pen-and-paper measurement protocol (SRT-P), and compared their usability in a field study (n = 26) by means of the system usability scale (SUS). Descriptive statistics showed that PC-SRT (SUS = 58.7; SD = 14.9; lo...
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El desarrollo sustentable es aquel que permite satisfacer las necesidades del presente sin comprometer la capacidad de las generaciones futuras para satisfacer sus propias necesidades. Bajo este marco conceptual, los autores posicionan a los factores humanos como una disciplina clave para lograr el necesario balance entre capital económico, social...
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A partir del análisis del protocolo de evaluación de iluminación de espacios de trabajo legalmente vigente en Argentina desde el 2012 y sus limitaciones para lograr una adecuada caracterización de las condiciones lumínicas laborales, los autores proponen el Protocolo Complementario SRT (PC-SRT). Esta nueva metodología, destinada al sector profesion...
Technical Report
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La conducción de vehículos para transporte público de pasajeros y de cargas registra situaciones desfavorables para la calidad de vida de sus trabajadores. Patologías de diversa naturaleza constituyen efectos negativos en la salud de las personas que se desempeñan en esas actividades. Por otra parte, los sistemas de rotación de turnos alteran el...
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This paper attempts to extend methodologies of analysis derived from medical disciplines into discomfort glare assessment in office environments. Epidemiology is concerned with the occurrence, prevention and control of health-related events in specific populations. Understanding discomfort glare as an occupational risk factor and glare indexes as i...
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Lograr una iluminación adecuada en las unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatales es un gran desafío: además de las consideraciones habituales de rendimiento visual, costo, energía y estética, aparecen las diferentes necesidades biológicas de los pacientes, profesionales y familiares. Con el objetivo de revisar los efectos de la luz (natural y arti...
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Achieving adequate lighting in neonatal intensive care units is a major challenge: in addition to the usual considerations of visual performance, cost, energy and aesthetics, there appear different biological needs of patients, health care providers and family members. Communicational aspects of light, its role as a facilitator of the visual functi...
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Neonatal intensive care units are a special lighting design challenge. Although natural light is highly desirable, it should be carefully planned to maximise benefits and minimise the problems associated with uncontrolled sunlight. This paper discusses the performance of different passive sunlight control strategies in a neonatal intensive care uni...
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This research investigates the effects of perceived indoor temperature on glare sensation. A laboratory experiment was carried out where volunteers (n = 19) performed an office-like computer task. Three scenarios with sunspots over the desk were evaluated: a cold scenario, a comfort scenario and a hot scenario. All had the same vertical illuminance...
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Aunque las unidades de cuidados intensivos neonatales (UCIN) brindan atención altamente especializada, no necesariamente ofrecen el ambiente ideal para el desarrollo del neonato. El diseño de iluminación de UCIN constituye un gran desafío: Además de las cuestiones tradicionales de rendimiento visual, costo, energía y estética, aparecen las necesida...
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Derecho de autor de producciones tecnológicas. Bien de consumo final o su/s componente/s. (Software). Detalles: Con la aprobación del Protocolo de medición del factor iluminación en puestos de trabajo por parte de la Superintendencia de Riesgos de Trabajo (SRT), se realiza esta aplicación con el objetivo de profundizar en los acondicionamientos lum...
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Research concerning the effects of glare on distraction is scarce. We designed a 2x2 repeated measures experiment (n¼32) in order to examine the influence of a large area glare source and glare sensitivity on reported discomfort glare and cognitive performance. Daylight glare probability was the within-subjects variable and glare sensitivity was th...
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El trabajo con Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (TIC) es un caso paradigmático de sistema de trabajo en que la adopción de una nueva tecnología introduce nuevos riesgos asociados: visuales, musculo-esqueléticos y cognitivos. Se diseñó una Evaluación Post Ocupacional en las oficinas administrativas de la sede central de la Universi...
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Office Visual Display Terminal (VDT) work is a paradigmatic case of a work system in which the adoption of a new technology introduces new associated risks of different natures: visual, musculoskeletal and cognitive. We carried out a Post Occupancy Evaluation at University of Mendoza administrative offices, and made a diagnosis of visual, cognitive...
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The degree of eye opening (DEO) is proposed as a new indicator of glare in sunny climates in the presence of direct sunlight. A laboratory experiment was carried out (n = 20) in a simulated office space where volunteers performed computer office tasks. Four lighting situations, based on ranges of vertical illuminance at the eye level were evaluated...
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Para la legislación Argentina, la luz natural no es un componente del entorno visual, por ello el LAHV desarrolló un protocolo complementario que incluye la evaluación de la iluminación natural en espacios de trabajo. Se presentan los resultados de la aplicación de dicho protocolo durante una Evaluación Post Ocupacional (n=19) donde se evaluaron: Á...
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A large variability in response is usually found when assessing discomfort glare by semantic differential scaling. This issue may be addressed by considering the individual’s tolerance to glare, so we designed an experiment to describe the differences in glare sensation vote caused by a simulated window while glare-sensitive and glare-insensitive s...
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This article studies the ocular behaviour of office workers in the presence of glare. Additionally, the study seeks to obtain a new indicator for glare prediction that compensates the inaccuracies of glare predicted by the existing models of glare sensation vote (GSV), daylight glare probability (DGP) and daylight glare index. A laboratory experime...
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This paper introduces our interdisciplinary research on the influence daylight in human cognition, specifically in working memory and attention in two cognitive demanding contexts where we spend several hours during our lifespan: office and school environments.
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Glare is a common visual stressor of office work and in today’s offices the prevalence of information and communication technologies adds additional mental demands. The aim of this study was to explore the role of light as a cognitive stressor in visual display terminal (VDT) work. We used a large area light source in a 2x2x2 full factorial experim...
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Las envolventes de edificios que proponen sobre sus fachadas vidriadas láminas metálicas perforadas con patrones de diseño, generan en los espacios interiores condiciones lumínicas particulares. Por un lado su impronta es el dinamismo de luces y sombras que generan un interés visual, pero si estos espacios son de uso visual exigido como aulas y ofi...
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Transitional spaces (TS) are characterized by possession of high gradients of luminances between inside and out, which places a great demand on the users’ visual system's function. A satisfactory descriptive indicator of this kind of situation could be a ‘modelling factor’ (MF), defined from cylindrical illuminance and horizontal illuminance measur...
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The introduction of Internet and Information and communication Technologies (ICT) in offices is a global phenomenon that transformed white-collar worker job demands. Although there are several studies of e-skills and mental workload for central countries, there is a lack of similar studies for the Latin American context. An online snowball sampled...
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RESUMEN: Las envolventes de edificios que proponen sobre sus fachadas vidriadas láminas metálicas perforadas con patrones de diseño, generan en los espacios interiores condiciones lumínicas particulares. Por un lado su impronta es el dinamismo de luces y sombras que generan un interés visual, pero si estos espacios son de uso visual exigido como au...

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