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Human and Animal Welfare Assessment During Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI): A Pilot Project in Progress

  • Patrizia Ponzio
  • Assunta di MatteoEmail author
  • Elisabetta Macchi
  • Telemaco Traverso
  • Augusto Carluccio
  • Marco Berardo Di Stefano
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 544)

Abstract

The use of technology and technological tools has always been to support the improvement of the people life quality. The present project intended to value the animal and human comfort and welfare during the Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI). The approach used in this project is in according to the biopsychosocial model, using both the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) and behavioral aspects and hormonal levels evaluation in the animals in order to obtain important data to standardize an no invasive method of welfare assessment during therapy, rehabilitation, and pedagogical education activities.

Keywords

Life quality Human and animal welfare Animal Assisted Interventions 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patrizia Ponzio
    • 1
  • Assunta di Matteo
    • 2
    Email author
  • Elisabetta Macchi
    • 1
  • Telemaco Traverso
    • 3
  • Augusto Carluccio
    • 4
  • Marco Berardo Di Stefano
    • 5
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze VeterinarieUniversità di TorinoGrugliascoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di EconomiaUniversità degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”RomeItaly
  3. 3.Laboratorio di ricerca, Sesamo Software spa; SSD MED 48, Dipartimento di medicina clinica e sperimentaleUniversità di FoggiaFoggiaItaly
  4. 4.Facoltà di Medicina VeterinariaUniversità di TeramoTeramoItaly
  5. 5.Rete Fattorie SocialiRomeItaly

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