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Scandinavian Journal of Social Welfare as the: International Journal of Social Welfare

1998 Scandinavian Journal of Social Welfare  
Supported by developments in the field of social robotics, virtual worlds and ICT tools it is possible to build new solutions in health and welfare. Two projects are described in this article.  ...  The ELDERTOY project modifies the classical concept from the toy industry to develop a new solution for the aged people. ELDERTOY involves a double purpose, fun and therapeutic.  ...  By inner manipulation, therapy specialists are furnished with a tool able to run games by using the sensors integrated in the platform.  ... 
doi:10.1111/j.1468-2397.1998.tb00290.x fatcat:cqirjbheznejhhqimmcf5mnw74

Edge Computing Robot Interface for Automatic Elderly Mental Health Care Based on Voice

Camille Yvanoff-Frenchin, Vitor Ramos, Tarek Belabed, Carlos Valderrama
2020 Electronics  
Through the voice interface, the specialist can propose questions, as well as receive users' answers, in text form. The robot can automatically interact with the user using the appropriate language.  ...  The proposed platform allows the integration of well-known open source and commercial data flow processing frameworks.  ...  attention to non-response situations, and to integrate the platform to a robot or a voice interface.  ... 
doi:10.3390/electronics9030419 fatcat:dboqme3lgnasbipdp6t7vmb3zy

A robotic platform for customized and interactive rehabilitation of persons with disabilities

Francisco Gomez-Donoso, Sergio Orts-Escolano, Alberto Garcia-Garcia, Jose Garcia-Rodriguez, John Alejandro Castro-Vargas, Sergiu Ovidiu-Oprea, Miguel Cazorla
2017 Pattern Recognition Letters  
A robotic platform for customized and interactive rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, Pattern Recognition Letters (2017),  ...  This work has also been supported by a Spanish national grant for PhD studies FPU15/04516.  ...  We thank the patients who participated in the user study and the physicians at the hospital of Seville (Virgen del Rocio) for their collaboration during this project.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.patrec.2017.05.027 fatcat:3ghlmjpmnrebvlb75v2fabw5vm

Virtual worlds to enhance Ambient-Assisted Living

Daniel Cascado, Salvador Jesús Romero, Santiago Hors, Ángel Brasero, Luis Fernandez-Luque, José Luis Sevillano
2010 2010 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology  
An implementation of a virtual world integrated in an AAL environment for tele-rehabilitation is described in this paper.  ...  In this paper we discuss about the integration of Ambient-Assisted Living (AAL) with virtual worlds.  ...  An AAL system is composed of a set of devices integrated in a user environment providing different services to assist the users.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iembs.2010.5627880 pmid:21097183 fatcat:cvcm5iqiengg5awvpzmxqtbwdy

A Platform Based on Personalized Exergames and Natural User Interfaces to Promote Remote Physical Activity and Improve Healthy Aging in Elderly People

Cristian Gómez-Portes, David Vallejo, Ana-Isabel Corregidor-Sánchez, Marta Rodríguez-Hernández, José L. Martín-Conty, Santiago Schez-Sobrino, Begoña Polonio-López
2021 Sustainability  
In this context, this article presents a low-cost platform that relies on exergames and natural user interfaces to promote physical activity at home and improve the quality of life in elderly people.  ...  The underlying system is easy to use and accessible, offering a number of interaction mechanisms that guide users through the execution of routines and exercises.  ...  The integration of virtual reality platforms into physical activity programs for the elderly has provided a new incentive for physical exercise [11] .  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13147578 fatcat:7sfj5cse7ncrlixyff53yll2le

Virtual Instrumentation [chapter]

2006 Modern Industrial Automation Software Design  
As terminal user interfaces required little of system resources, they were implemented on many platforms. In this interface, communication between a user and a computer is purely textual.  ...  Today, the PC is the platform on which most measurements are made, and the graphical user interface has made measurements more user-friendly.  ... 
doi:10.1002/0471776289.ch2 fatcat:ssl4gupu2jagrckfoue4wlapau

A Serious Games Platform for Cognitive Rehabilitation with Preliminary Evaluation

Paula Alexandra Rego, Rui Rocha, Brígida Mónica Faria, Luís Paulo Reis, Pedro Miguel Moreira
2016 Journal of medical systems  
This paper reviews Serious Games and user interfaces in rehabilitation area and details a Serious Games platform for Cognitive Rehabilitation that includes a set of features such as: natural and multimodal  ...  user interfaces and social features (competition, collaboration, and handicapping) which can contribute to augment the motivation of patients during the rehabilitation process.  ...  Acknowledgments This work has been supported by FCT -Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia in the scope of the projects: PEst-UID/CEC/ 00319/2015 and PEst-UID/CEC/00027/2015.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10916-016-0656-5 pmid:27864778 fatcat:wlcisshhcbgrdkdexvg6jzkid4

Personalized Health Care System with Virtual Reality Rehabilitation and Appropriate Information for Seniors

Diego Gachet Páez, Fernando Aparicio, Manuel de Buenaga, Víctor Padrón
2012 Sensors  
In this paper we focus on the health care and information services designed on the project, the technological platform developed and details of two representative elements, the virtual reality hand rehabilitation  ...  The Naviga Project (An Open and Adaptable Platform for the Elderly and Persons with Disability to Access the Information Society) is a European effort, whose main goal is to design and develop a technological  ...  An Example of Naviga's Health Service Virtual Reality (VR) is a human-computer interface technology that allows the user to experience and interact with virtual environments.  ... 
doi:10.3390/s120505502 pmid:22778598 pmcid:PMC3386697 fatcat:sde53lm5fzgp7gv554zrvactqi

Conversational Affective Social Robots for Ageing and Dementia Support

Maria R. Lima, Maitreyee Wairagkar, Manish Gupta, Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, Payam Barnaghi, David J. Sharp, Ravi Vaidyanathan
2021 IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems  
modalities (e.g., facial expressions, gestures or body movements), integrated with natural language interfaces; and 2) virtual AI assistants and smart speaker technology, which rely essentially on voice  ...  A categorization of voice interfaces, the main assistive roles of SAR for the target population, and design trends are presented in Section II.  ...  The autonomous mobile robot CompanionAble ( Fig. 2 (e)), with a static face, touch display, and voice interface, integrated with smart home technology (e.g., presence sensor, light control), was tested  ... 
doi:10.1109/tcds.2021.3115228 fatcat:7zkfbl3hwrc45mnv2z23rowe6e

Robotic Telemedicine for Mental Health: A Multimodal Approach to Improve Human-Robot Engagement

Maria R. Lima, Maitreyee Wairagkar, Nirupama Natarajan, Sridhar Vaitheswaran, Ravi Vaidyanathan
2021 Frontiers in Robotics and AI  
We further introduce a contextual virtual assistant with integrated cloud-based AI coupled to the robot's facial representation of emotions, such that the robot adapts its emotional response to users'  ...  are required in simple, inexpensive, deployable platforms.  ...  This optimization included: 1) creating an interface with Python to enable automatic and remote control of facial expressions integrated with autonomous speech (see Section Intelligent Virtual Assistant  ... 
doi:10.3389/frobt.2021.618866 pmid:33816568 pmcid:PMC8014955 fatcat:bbnswq2o4vb57h44x5mxwdo4ce

ICTs in Speech and Language Therapy

Athanasios Drigas, Alexia Petrova
2014 International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP)  
In this report we provide a brief overview of the most representative articles for applications and assistive technologies used for assessment and intervention purposes in Speech Therapy according to the  ...  Over the past decade speech and language therapy has taken an interesting turn towards the use of information communication technologies (ICTs) for diagnosis of disorders and delivery of therapy.  ...  MAS platform is a flexible and scalable software platform that integrates technologies in order to enable users to use adaptive games, aiming at monitoring and developing social and cognitive skills of  ... 
doi:10.3991/ijep.v4i1.3280 fatcat:qprtbu5uinduxk7ficyzqttcny

Medbot: Conversational Artificial Intelligence Powered Chatbot for Delivering Tele-Health after COVID-19

Urmil Bharti, Deepali Bajaj, Hunar Batra, Shreya Lalit, Shweta Lalit, Aayushi Gangwani
2020 2020 5th International Conference on Communication and Electronics Systems (ICCES)  
Keywords -Telehealth, chatbot, natural language processing, medbot, natural language understanding, conversational technology, digital health, voice user interface, conversational user interface, conversational  ...  The study introduces a novel computer application acting as a personal virtual doctor that has been opportunely designed and extensively trained to interact with patients like human beings.  ...  Our team emerged as a National Finalist. The statements made here are solely the responsibility of the authors.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icces48766.2020.9137944 fatcat:uzengpioqna2fmxoix2ik5w2vi

Pomodoro, a mobile robot platform for hand motion exercising

Silas F. dos Reis Alves, Alvaro J. Uribe-Quevedo, Ivan Nunes da Silva, Humberto Ferasoli Filho
2014 5th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics  
system in users experiencing reduced hand mobility.  ...  hand motion tracking subsystem for teleoperating the system using both real and virtual system, while recording position and orientation data for further assessment.  ...  As part of providing more scenarios for using the Pomodoro robot, the Leap Motion user interface is used for providing means to teleoperate the platform using JavaScript and websockets.  ... 
doi:10.1109/biorob.2014.6913906 dblp:conf/biorob/AlvesUSF14 fatcat:qrdthbxq5vedzpfd3xhn6ktfry

A Test Platform for Managing School Stress Using a Virtual Reality Group Chatbot Counseling System

Aislyn P. C. Lin, Charles V. Trappey, Chi-Cheng Luan, Amy J. C. Trappey, Kevin L. K. Tu
2021 Applied Sciences  
The platform provides a test base for future clinical trials to evaluate and improve the automated virtual reality chatbot counseling system.  ...  In this research, we designed a unique test platform for an immersive virtual reality group chatbot counseling system so students can receive psychological help and stress management counseling anytime  ...  When the right button Chatroom is clicked, users enter group therapy with the VR interface module. Figures 6 and 7 show the user interface of the e-survey.  ... 
doi:10.3390/app11199071 fatcat:234nnnujxjg27h6vqf3huaccju

Scalable Conversational Intelligence for Post-COVID Health Consultation Using Flask Library and Support Vector Machine

Uday Kumar Adusumilli, Druthi R, Malvika K, Megha N B, R Geetha
2021 International Journal of Scientific Research in Science Engineering and Technology  
We leverage the resources of the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) for the provision of the said services in India, which will increase the availability of healthcare information to patients, and to leverage  ...  The proposed system is based on a serverless architecture, aggregating information from a healthcare professional and providing ideas on preventative measures, home remedies, interactive counseling sessions  ...  of a virtual hospital platform.  ... 
doi:10.32628/ijsrset219431 fatcat:cspcozgndnhwvno7xezlvaf7dy
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