In 1972, Malagigi designed cutlery, jugs, and glasses for the elderly and disabled for the Metaform Studio of Florence. The development of design research led him to the construction of measuring instruments for ergonomic and anthropometric surveys used for elderly hospital patients with the “Fraticini” subjects of Florence. Product samples were realized in balsa, plaster, ceramic, metal and plastic. Ergonomic measurements were also made for the positioning of the hospital bed and the bedside table with special “measuring machines”. He also oversaw the drafting of anthropometric charts used in special printed publications. In collaboration with Francesco Maria Antonini, Pierangelo Cetica, Giorgio Marcon, and Sergio Baroncioni.