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Designing Robots for Elderly from the Perspective of Potential End-Users: A Sociological Approach

Alina Betlej
2022 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
It is concluded with a conceptual discussion on designing robots for the elderly. In particular, it is revealed how these issues could help in shaping social consensus about age-friendly technologies.  ...  A sociological approach is proposed, based mainly on criticism of writing and the analytical and synthetic method.  ...  The potential end-users' expectations to improve health and maintain good quality of life was a crucial frame for the willingness to accept assistive robots with respect of human rights and law regulations  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph19063630 pmid:35329314 pmcid:PMC8948980 fatcat:yrhdrr4i2beozaml2xcbxfhece

Teleoperation of Domestic Service Robots: Effects of Global 3D Environment Maps in the User Interface on Operators' Cognitive and Performance Metrics [chapter]

Marcus Mast, Michal Španěl, Georg Arbeiter, Vít Štancl, Zdeněk Materna, Florian Weisshardt, Michael Burmester, Pavel Smrž, Birgit Graf
2013 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Semiautonomous teleoperated learning in-home service robots for elderly care: a qualitative study on needs and perceptions of elderly people, family caregivers, and professional caregivers.  ...  I would like to thank my advisors Michael Burmester, Arne Jönsson, and Jonas Lundberg for  ...  Acknowledgements The present work was in part supported by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme, Grant Agreement 247772, research project "Multi-Role Shadow Robotic System for Independent  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-02675-6_39 fatcat:jb5cpqxqtbcednqkbv3u6ezyvq

Assistive Technology for Elderly Care: An Overview

Ester Martinez-Martin, Angelo Costa
2021 IEEE Access  
This paper aims at providing an overview of research projects for elderly care and assistance, focusing on cognitive and robot assistants due to their popularity in the area.  ...  Global demographic changes have resulted in a growing technological demand to meet the arisen social needs.  ...  assistants: designed to assist in medical tasks with little social features (like complex communication); • Social assistants: designed to engage the elderly by means of high-level conversations while  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3092407 fatcat:3uhmfmwmf5gqffdogcw7pzj6xi

Virtual Assistive Companions for Older Adults: Qualitative Field Study and Design Implications

Christiana Tsiourti, Emilie Joly, Cindy Wings, Maher Ben Moussa, Katarzyna Wac
2014 Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare  
This paper presents a qualitative study conducted to explore perceptions, attitudes and expectations for a virtual assistive companion designed to supplement human caregiving and facilitate an improved  ...  The ramifications of the study are discussed in the form of design implications for the development of a virtual assistive companion that possesses the appropriate "social skills" to establish and maintain  ...  We like to express our gratitude to the staff as well as the study participants at Orbis (Orbis Medisch en Zorgconcern) and VIVA (Valoriser et Intégrer pour Vieillir Autrement) for their cooperation.  ... 
doi:10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2014.254943 dblp:conf/ph/TsiourtiJWMW14 fatcat:7eak5obltrbwhgq6lteph6ujrm

Companion-Technology: An Overview

Susanne Biundo, Daniel Höller, Bernd Schattenberg, Pascal Bercher
2016 Künstliche Intelligenz  
They serve as co-operative agents assisting in particular tasks or, in a more general sense, even give companionship to humans.  ...  It aims at developing technical systems that appear as "Companions" to their users.  ...  We want to thank our colleagues Felix Richter, Thomas Geier, Frank Honold, Georg Layher, and Florian Nothdurft for discussions and pointers to literature. Project Webpages and References  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13218-015-0419-3 fatcat:jztythmde5esjeinagmmhnha64

Beyond Patient Monitoring: Conversational Agents Role in Telemedicine & Healthcare Support For Home-Living Elderly Individuals [article]

Ahmed Fadhil
2018 arXiv   pre-print
Powered by AI and machine learning algorithms, chatbots are forecasted to save healthcare costs when used in place of a human or assist them as a preliminary step of helping to assess a condition and providing  ...  Chatbots will play a leading role by embodying the function of a virtual assistant and bridging the gap between patients and clinicians.  ...  For example, people with cognitive impairments can benefit from a chatbot as a daily assistant. However, we should consider the issue of user acceptance of the system to interact successfully.  ... 
arXiv:1803.06000v1 fatcat:pnelrkw4wvcvzi6gvgnbcwkagu

Advanced Assistive Technologies for Elderly People: A Psychological Perspective on Seniors' Needs and Preferences (part A)

Alda Troncone, Terry Amorese, Marialucia Cuciniello, Raffaele Saturno, Luca Pugliese, Gennaro Cordasco, Carl Vogel, Anna Esposito
2020 Acta Polytechnica Hungarica  
This paper provides an overview of the literature concerning Seniors' psychological perspective in exploiting assistive robots and the embodied conversational agents.  ...  Special attention is reserved to barriers generated by Seniors' representations of social assistive technologies, such as, a stigma or threat to their autonomy, infantilization, privacy interferences,  ...  The Almere model aimed to assess users' acceptance of assistive social robots designed for elder-care environments [25] .  ... 
doi:10.12700/aph.17.2.2020.2.10 fatcat:ozzgxl6qdvadjebfqfkikz2vxu

Considering the user in the wireless world

K. Crisler, T. Turner, A. Aftelak, M. Visciola, A. Steinhage, M. Anneroth, M. Rantzer, B. von Niman, A. Sasse, M. Tscheligi, S. Kalliokulju, E. Dainesi (+1 others)
2004 IEEE Communications Magazine  
for user-centered research and design; reference frameworks for modeling user needs within the context of wireless systems; user scenario creation and analysis; and user interaction technologies.  ...  The Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) is a global academic and industry forum, which is contributing to the visions of future wireless communications and identifying research topics on which to build  ...  Without their thought leadership and active involvement, this work would not have been possible.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mcom.2004.1336721 fatcat:ycde6iols5dotlteyj7ceotxn4

Social Robots in Hospitals: A Systematic Review

Carina Soledad González-González, Verónica Violant-Holz, Rosa Maria Gil-Iranzo
2021 Applied Sciences  
This study aims to shed light on the current status of the design of social robots and their interaction with patients.  ...  The authors found that most of the initiatives and projects serve the elderly and children, and specifically, that they helped these groups fight diseases such as dementia, autism spectrum disorder (ASD  ...  For example, a virtual assistant and empathic coaches assisted older adults living independently at their homes [78] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11135976 fatcat:tdz637ic6zfexkqnvjb2xz2r7e

Robotic Versus Human Coaches for Active Aging: An Automated Social Presence Perspective

Martina Čaić, João Avelino, Dominik Mahr, Gaby Odekerken-Schröder, Alexandre Bernardino
2019 International Journal of Social Robotics  
These findings can inform future developments and design of social robots and systems for their smoother inclusion into elderly people's social networks.  ...  Leveraging a mixed-method approach that combines quantitative and qualitative data, we show that (1) socially assistive robots activate feelings of (automated) social presence (2) human coaches score higher  ...  Finally, assuming users evaluate both human and robotic entities using universal social cognition dimensions, we further consider how differences in people's social cognition-based evaluations of human  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-018-0507-2 fatcat:5cwsbqhuofgtzoirvst3gp43hq

Ethical issues in assistive ambient living technologies for ageing well

Francesco Panico, Gennaro Cordasco, Carl Vogel, Luigi Trojano, Anna Esposito
2020 Multimedia tools and applications  
The present article addresses ethical issues emerging when AAL technologies are implemented for assisting the elderly population and is aimed at raising awareness of these aspects among healthcare providers  ...  The overall conclusion encourages a person-oriented approach when designing healthcare facilities.  ...  However, assisting them at home often implies considerable burdens in terms of medical and social care costs associated with the assistance of such people.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11042-020-09313-7 fatcat:xak3wh2kdfg2nmays6a6ijt26m

User-Sensitive Mobile Interfaces: Accounting for Individual Differences amongst the Blind [article]

Tiago Guerreiro
2014 arXiv   pre-print
Even though current solutions try to compensate for the lack of sight, not all information reaches the blind user.  ...  Good spatial ability is still required to make sense of the device and its interface, as well as the need to memorize positions on screen or keys and associated actions in a keypad.  ...  Subtleness can even be ignored as long as social acceptance is maintained. There is space for the design of assistive but still accepted and aesthetic aids.  ... 
arXiv:1402.1036v1 fatcat:fyg227exlbfgjns3dnsxwmknoq

Value of social robots in services: social cognition perspective

Martina Čaić, Dominik Mahr, Gaby Oderkerken-Schröder
2019 Journal of Services Marketing  
This conceptual paper considers social robots in elderly care services and outlines ways in which their human-like affect and cognition influence users' social perceptions and anticipations of robots'  ...  Design/methodology/approach -Drawing from service, robotics and social cognition research, this paper develops a conceptual understanding of the value co-creation/destruction potential of social robots  ...  users' social cognition, with meaningful consequences for predicting robot acceptance: P1.  ... 
doi:10.1108/jsm-02-2018-0080 fatcat:g7gl7kxvqzhhjpxk6y4ofpjeba

Novel Technological Solutions for Assessment, Treatment, and Assistance in Mild Cognitive Impairment

Gianmaria Mancioppi, Laura Fiorini, Marco Timpano Sportiello, Filippo Cavallo
2019 Frontiers in Neuroinformatics  
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), defined as the borderline between normal aging and early dementia, represents a meaningful field of study because, in the transition to dementia, clinicians have defined  ...  Finally, 56 papers were fully evaluated and included in this review. Three major clinical application areas have been portrayed, namely "Cognitive Assessment," "Treatment," and "Assistance."  ...  The social acceptance of robotic assistants was studied by Korchut et al., who saw robots as a novel tool to improve cognitive functions and prevent cognitive decline, and stressed that the socio-emotional  ... 
doi:10.3389/fninf.2019.00058 pmid:31456679 pmcid:PMC6700331 fatcat:gn5bpmetuvg7xpqvoo6ngmtp5i

Acceptance and Attitudes Toward a Human-like Socially Assistive Robot by Older Adults

Wing-Yue Geoffrey Louie, Derek McColl, Goldie Nejat
2014 Assistive technology  
and social characteristics would promote the use of the robot as a cognitive and social interaction tool to aid with activities of daily living.  ...  In this article, we investigate the acceptance and attitudes of older adults toward the human-like expressive socially assistive robot Brian 2.1 in order to determine if the robot's human-like assistive  ...  Acknowledgment The authors would like to thank the seniors association for their assistance in this work.  ... 
doi:10.1080/10400435.2013.869703 pmid:26131794 fatcat:jqpdyzjfqjg3xlb6fqnpkkjuga
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