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Expectations and Perceptions of Healthcare Professionals for Robot Deployment in Hospital Environments During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Sergio D. Sierra Marín, Daniel Gomez-Vargas, Nathalia Céspedes, Marcela Múnera, Flavio Roberti, Patricio Barria, Subramanian Ramamoorthy, Marcelo Becker, Ricardo Carelli, Carlos A. Cifuentes
2021 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
This work presents the design and implementation of several perception questionnaires to assess healthcare provider's level of acceptance and education toward robotics for COVID-19 control in clinic scenarios  ...  Several challenges to guarantee medical care have been exposed during the current COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors would like to thank the members of the Center for Biomechatronics for supporting this research.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2021.612746 pmid:34150856 pmcid:PMC8208489 fatcat:i3phkv65q5badbwitaeho4h2pi

Socially Assistive Robots Helping Older Adults through the Pandemic and Life after COVID-19

Cristina Getson, Goldie Nejat
2021 Robotics  
The COVID-19 pandemic has critically impacted the health and safety of the population of the world, especially the health and well-being of older adults.  ...  of such robots during the pandemic.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/robotics10030106 fatcat:pzfuhmzfbffbfm7yez6777cq5u

Making Sense of the Robotized Pandemic Response: A Comparison of Global and Canadian Robot Deployments and Success Factors [article]

T. Barfoot
2020 arXiv   pre-print
From disinfection and remote triage, to logistics and delivery, countries around the world are making use of robots to address the unique challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  This white paper discusses why this is the case, and argues that strategic investment and support for the Canadian robotics industry are urgently needed to bring the benefits of robotics home, where we  ...  for robotics in the COVID-19 pandemic context 23 .  ... 
arXiv:2009.08577v2 fatcat:tslpl6v5mbc77iehkajwhtyica

Robots under COVID-19 Pandemic: A Comprehensive Survey

Yang Shen, Dejun Guo, Fei Long, Luis A. Mateos, Houzhu Ding, Zhen Xiu, Randall B. Hellman, Adam King, Shixun Chen, Chengkun Zhang, Huan Tan
2020 IEEE Access  
As a result of the difficulties brought by COVID-19 and its associated lockdowns, many individuals and companies have turned to robots in order to overcome the challenges of the pandemic.  ...  In each chapter, we cover both the advantages and the challenges for each robot, finding that robotics systems are overall apt solutions for dealing with many of the problems brought on by COVID-19, including  ...  Robotic surgeries offer many advantages to the safety of both the patient and healthcare professionals in the era of COVID-19.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3045792 pmid:34976569 pmcid:PMC8675561 fatcat:pkzigtb5yzcjlftjnbve3373ay

Medical Robots for Infectious Diseases: Lessons and Challenges from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Antonio Di Lallo, Robin Murphy, Axel Krieger, Junxi Zhu, Russell H. Taylor, Hao Su
2021 IEEE robotics & automation magazine  
edical robots can play an important role in mitigating the spread of infectious diseases and delivering quality care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  Methods and procedures involving medical robots in the continuum of care, ranging from disease prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, and home care, have been extensively deployed and also present  ...  Acknowledgment Hao Su is the corresponding author for this article.  ... 
doi:10.1109/mra.2020.3045671 fatcat:jgt4i76noranlasogllzswhehi

Neurorehabilitation From a Distance: Can Intelligent Technology Support Decentralized Access to Quality Therapy?

Olivier Lambercy, Rea Lehner, Karen Chua, Seng Kwee Wee, Deshan Kumar Rajeswaran, Christopher Wee Keong Kuah, Wei Tech Ang, Phyllis Liang, Domenico Campolo, Asif Hussain, Gabriel Aguirre-Ollinger, Cuntai Guan (+3 others)
2021 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
The current COVID-19 pandemic has challenged this model, as strict physical distancing rules and a shift in the allocation of hospital resources resulted in many neurological patients not receiving essential  ...  In this perspective article, we discuss clinical and technological requirements for the development and deployment of minimally supervized, robot-assisted neurorehabilitation technologies in patient's  ...  This research is supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office, Singapore under its Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE) program.  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2021.612415 pmid:34026855 pmcid:PMC8132098 fatcat:wyw7shubnfg77orfchrhwfc4q4

Restructured society and environment: A review on potential technological strategies to control the COVID-19 pandemic

Rajvikram Madurai Elavarasan, Rishi Pugazhendhi
2020 Science of the Total Environment  
This study enlightens the various implemented technologies that assists the healthcare systems, government and public in diverse aspects for fighting against COVID-19.  ...  Furthermore, the technological swift that happened during the pandemic and their influence in the environment and society is discussed.  ...  working in the hospital during the COVID-19 period.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.138858 pmid:32336562 pmcid:PMC7180041 fatcat:66ndnbash5cbjllfn6swwt4poa

Impact of COVID-19 on IoT Adoption in Healthcare, Smart Homes, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, Transportation and Industrial IoT

Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Omer Cheema, Huan Li, Hua Lu
2021 Sensors  
For each of these sectors, we also provide the details of notable IoT initiatives taken in the wake of COVID-19.  ...  COVID-19 has disrupted normal life and has enforced a substantial change in the policies, priorities and activities of individuals, organisations and governments.  ...  Secondly, while most of the existing studies focus on how IoT can impact COVID-19 and future pandemics, our focus is on how COVID-19 is affecting (and expected to affect) the adoption of IoT in different  ... 
doi:10.3390/s21113838 fatcat:nxuco5z3tvc4dflx7dslh4klji

Impact of COVID-19 on IoT Adoption in Healthcare, Smart Homes, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, Transportation and Industrial IoT [article]

Muhammad Umair, Muhammad Aamir Cheema, Omer Cheema, Huan Li, Hua Lu
2021 arXiv   pre-print
For each of these sectors, we also provide the details of recent initiatives taken in the wake of COVID-19.  ...  COVID-19 has disrupted normal life and has enforced a substantial change in the policies, priorities and activities of individuals, organisations and governments.  ...  Secondly, while most of the existing studies focus on how IoT can impact COVID-19 and future pandemics, our focus is on how COVID-19 is affecting (and expected to affect) the adoption of IoT in different  ... 
arXiv:2101.07196v3 fatcat:6ugcip73w5ewxoomcao7imnadu

The Upcoming Role for Nursing and Assistive Robotics: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead

Eftychios G. Christoforou, Sotiris Avgousti, Nacim Ramdani, Cyril Novales, Andreas S. Panayides
2020 Frontiers in Digital Health  
Combined with an existing shortage of nursing and caregiving professionals, accommodating for the patients and elderly needs within hospitals, elderly-care facilities and at a home setting, becomes a societal  ...  As an integral part of patient care, nursing is required to constantly adapt to changes in the healthcare system, as well as the wider financial and societal environment.  ...  Despite the research and development in the fields of nursing and service robotics, the robotics community was found unprepared to drastically deploy effective solutions following COVID-19 pandemic.  ... 
doi:10.3389/fdgth.2020.585656 pmid:34713058 pmcid:PMC8521866 fatcat:jm2yolre6jbz5hvjdfodyuktp4

Unleashing the power of disruptive and emerging technologies amid COVID-19: A detailed review [article]

Sonali Agarwal, Narinder Singh Punn, Sanjay Kumar Sonbhadra, M. Tanveer, P. Nagabhushan, K K Soundra Pandian, Praveer Saxena
2021 arXiv   pre-print
The unprecedented outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), during early December 2019 in Wuhan, China, has quickly evolved into a global pandemic, became a matter of grave concern, and placed government  ...  The scarcity of resources and lack of experiences to endure the COVID-19 pandemic, combined with the fear of future consequences has established the need for adoption of emerging and future technologies  ...  Accelerate AI developments During this COVID-19 pandemic, smart healthcare is the primary need that involves telemedicine, robotic services, medicine delivery, diagnosis, etc.  ... 
arXiv:2005.11507v6 fatcat:ry4xvoxmknecdg2yytocnobooy

The Power of Two: One Academic-Practice Partnership's Response to COVID-19

Staci Reynolds, Mary Ann Fuchs, Pamela Edwards, Diane Uzarski, Sylvia Alston, Marion Broome
2020 Nurse Leader  
The purpose of this paper is to describe how a strong academic-practice partnership shaped our response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  ...  During this unprecedented time, existing relationships between the health system and school of nursing were quickly leveraged to provide mutually beneficial relief, opportunities, and support.  ...  during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.mnl.2020.07.006 pmid:32837353 pmcid:PMC7381889 fatcat:g6oljq5hzjbllm5nkvlvqatgmq

Designing for a pandemic: towards recovery and resilience

Louise Mullagh, Rachel Cooper, Lisa Thomas, Justin Sacks, Peter Lloyd Jones, Naomi Jacobs
2021 Strategic Design Research Journal  
Through the creation and analysis of a database that captures design interventions that have emerged during the pandemic, the paper considers the role design can play in collectively recovering from the  ...  current pandemic and building resilience for the future.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This research was carried out as part of the Beyond Imagination project at ImaginationLancaster funded by Research England Expanding, Excellence in England (E3).  ... 
doi:10.4013/sdrj.2021.141.14 fatcat:etjitbhw7rd2hbno6dguyllut4

Lio - A Personal Robot Assistant for Human-Robot Interaction and Care Applications

Justinas Miseikis, Pietro Caroni, Patricia Duchamp, Alina Gasser, Rastislav Marko, Nelija Miseikiene, Frederik Zwilling, Charles de Castelbajac, Lucas Eicher, Michael Frueh, Hansruedi Frueh, Jaebum Son (+1 others)
2020 IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters  
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Lio was rapidly adjusted to perform additional functionality like disinfection and remote elevated body temperature detection.  ...  Furthermore, the robot has a compliant motion controller. A combination of visual, audio, laser, ultrasound and mechanical sensors are used for safe navigation and environment understanding.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT Authors would like to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of all F&P Robotics AG employees and partners in developing and testing a personal assistant robot Lio.  ... 
doi:10.1109/lra.2020.3007462 fatcat:q4gbjy5tajabvb6x5jq5uwe5om

Remote health monitoring in the time of COVID-19 [article]

Joachim A. Behar, Chengyu Liu, Kevin Kotzen, Kenta Tsutsui, Valentina D.A. Corino, Janmajay Singh, Marco A.F. Pimentel, Philip Warrick, Sebastian Zaunseder, Fernando Andreotti, David Sebag, Georgy Popanitsa (+4 others)
2020 arXiv   pre-print
In this paper we present a short review of remote health monitoring initiatives taken in 19 states during the time of the pandemic.  ...  The fear of contamination in clinical environments has led to a dramatic reduction in on-site referrals for routine care.  ...  of healthcare service due to the change of public perception and rapid introduction of new technologies during the current pandemic.  ... 
arXiv:2005.08537v4 fatcat:kzfk3oqyrjbpri7nempvhicwou
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