Tulio Maximo

Tulio Maximo
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | PolyU · School of Design

PhD Assistive Technoogy Services/MSc Ergonomics/ BSc Industrial Design

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Introduction
I am currently looking at the existing best practices in assistive technology service provision worldwide and developing countries. More specifically, I am looking into the current situation regarding the provision of wheelchair services in my hometown Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The aim is to understand how these services function in order to provide context-specific and participatory interventions and recommendations to improve the design of current assistive technology services.
Additional affiliations
April 2013 - May 2016
Loughborough University
Position
  • PhD Student
February 2006 - August 2010
Instituto Noisinho da Silva
Position
  • Designer and Reseacher
April 2002 - April 2004
Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais
Position
  • Research Assistant

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Publications (15)
Article
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recently in Brazil, there have been investments and improvements in the service delivery system for assistive technology provision. However, there is little documentation of this process, or evidence that users are being involved appropriately. to understand how a ssistive technology service provision currently functions in Belo Horizonte city, Bra...
Presentation
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The Omni Study System is a furniture set designed to improve the well-being and studying conditions of children living in nano flats. The project considered the needs of the population living in extreme conditions, such as dense urban environments where flats are subdivided for cheaper prices due to sky-high property prices. The product series aims...
Article
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One of the first challenges for many children with physical disabilities is to sit independently. A floor seating positioning system enables this milestone, helping a child to maintain eye level with other children, play and learn on the floor, rectify his or her posture, and, therefore, helps to include the child within his or her social spectrum....
Poster
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Oficina Da Ciranda, poster for The Frontiers Of Social Innovation Research Conference, Hong Kong 2019
Chapter
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It is certain that smart technologies can benefit healthcare from an individual level to comprehensive healthcare services. This chapter reflects on the use of technologies in public healthcare systems and reveals some barriers encountered in the attempt to integrate the World Health Organisation wheelchair services' good practices into the Brazili...
Thesis
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For decades the care of disabled population in Brazil has been neglected by the government and was provided largely by the charitable institutions. It was as only recently, as in the year 2011 that Brazilian government created the national plan for the rights of the disabled people. The plan articulates policies regarding social inclusion, access t...
Conference Paper
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This paper discusses the barriers encountered before and after the implementation of good practice in the delivery of wheelchair provision services in Belo Horizonte city, Brazil. The results demystify some participants’ initial idea that using an assessment form might take significantly more time. Major barriers to implementation had regard to the...
Article
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This paper discusses the barriers encountered before and after the implementation of good practice in the delivery of wheelchair provision services in Belo Horizonte city, Brazil. The results demystify some participants' initial idea that using an assessment form might take significantly more time. Major barriers to implementation had regard to the...
Article
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BACKGROUND: recently in Brazil, there has been investment and improvements in the service delivery system for assistive technology provision. However, there is little documentation of this process, or evidence that users are being involved appropriately. OBJECTIVE: to understand how assistive technology service provision currently functions in Belo...
Conference Paper
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Abstract. BACKGROUND: recently in Brazil, there have been investments and improvements in the service delivery system for assistive technology provision. However, there is little documentation of this process, or evidence that users are being involved appropriately. OBJECTIVE: to understand how assistive technology service provision currently funct...
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Ciranda seat is an assistive device to support children between the ages of 0 to 6 to sit independently and to welcome any children, disabled or not, to approach and play, on it or around it. The project is divided in one social assistive event, on which families who cannot afford the seat are supported to produce one, and another commercial versio...
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1. Abstract The Inclusive School Desk Project is aimed at developing a school desk that serves all students, disabled or not, in the school environment and furniture according to the concept of Universal Design, supporting the inclusion in schools and providing a suitable placement, stability and intellectual safety when carrying out tasks in the c...

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Questions (3)
Question
Currency in my home country has begin fluctuating a lot and every time I have to convert values in dollar or pounds they changes a lot. Is there any standard for converting currency from past in recent scientific publication? 
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I am using conceptual map in different stages of research as a tool to organise main concepts and as a research pool to track researched areas. I am looking to publications to support and defend their use. 
Question
I am researching the public wheelchair service in Brazil and I am looking for researchers, institutions, government agencies, services, anyone who had experienced trying to implement WHO best practices regarding wheelchair services to learn from their experience.  

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Projects (4)
Project
The project aims to engage the community to design and test solutions to improve living conditions in subdivided units collaboratively. The project focuses on spatial awareness, the children’s study environment, posture, and other health issues related to living conditions.
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One of the first challenges for many children with physical disabilities is to sit independently. A floor seating positioning system enables this milestone, helping the child to maintain eye level with other children, play and learn on the floor, rectify the posture and, as a consequence, helps including the child within its social spectrum. Ciranda is the first comprehensive floor seat solution to attend those needs in Brazil. The institute Noisinho da Silva, a non-government organisation, designed and produced the Ciranda seat for Brazil market and also developed the Oficina da Ciranda, a social enterprise service endorsed by UNICEF to accommodate the needs of parents in a vulnerable socio-economical situation by teaching them how to build their seat. These multi-awarded solutions had benefit more than a thousand children. Now, the institute is studying the applicability of the commercial solution within other markets and the social enterprise within other contexts. This research will focus on structuring the Ciranda project as a model that can be replicated in different regions.
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This research undertakes a holistic approach to the understanding of assistive technology use and provision in Hong Kong, including the ergonomic factors and the promotion of wellness through a healthy walk, the social and psychological problems related with the provision and use of walking aids. The aim is to support the design of systems that can better tailor to specific human variations and needs, therefore better integrating the assistive device into the user’s life.