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Mobile manipulators for assisted living in residential settings

Patrick Deegan, Roderic Grupen, Allen Hanson, Emily Horrell, Shichao Ou, Edward Riseman, Shiraj Sen, Bryan Thibodeau, Adam Williams, Dan Xie
2007 Autonomous Robots  
We describe a methodology for creating new technologies for assisted living in residential environments.  ...  The mobile manipulator provides client services and serves as an embodied interface for remote service providers.  ...  A plan for removing the obstruction is constructed (left image in the second row), and the ASSIST mobile manipulator pushes the package out of the activity corridor.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10514-007-9061-8 fatcat:ffj4x2gv3jf3dn2dcoggdfu5f4

Not Too Far to Help: Residential Mobility, Global Identity, and Donations to Distant Beneficiaries

Yajin Wang, Amna Kirmani, Xiaolin Li, Darren W Dahl, Karen Page Winterich
2020 Journal of Consumer Research  
This global identity results in higher donations to distant beneficiaries. A multi-method approach provides evidence for this prediction.  ...  This paper introduces residential mobility as a novel variable that can lead to increased donations towards distant beneficiaries.  ...  The residential mobility manipulation was identical to the one in the pretest.  ... 
doi:10.1093/jcr/ucaa053 fatcat:zjs66y2w4nhrbcbuu6m5zk7gbu

Mobility performance among community-dwelling older Filipinos who lived in urban and rural settings: A preliminary study

Frances Rom Lunar, Jan Paul Marquez, Francine Kier Quianzon, Ben Joshua Policarpio, Leslie Anne Santelices, Mariah Kristine Velasco, Ramielle Joie Quinto, Edward James Gorgon
2018 Hong Kong Physiotherapy Journal  
Objective: This study aimed to (1) explore whether mobility test performance differed between those who lived in urban and rural communities, and (2) report preliminary reference values for these tests  ...  The study provides a good starting point for confirmatory research with a representative sample to (1) illustrate differences in mobility performance according to residential setting, (2) investigate how  ...  Acknowledgments The authors thank Cielo Marie Pereyra, Gelyn Dimaculangan, and Gerald Caesar Libranda for their contributions in data collection, and Maria Eliza Aguila for her speci¯c contribution in  ... 
doi:10.1142/s1013702519500082 pmid:31889760 pmcid:PMC6900329 fatcat:gijaemudjjby7o2ng4ejzwscoa

End User Needs Elicitation for a Full-body Exoskeleton to Assist the Elderly

Leonard O'Sullivan, Valerie Power, Gurvinder Virk, Nauman Masud, Usman Haider, Simon Christensen, Shaoping Bai, Ludo Cuypers, Michel D'Havé, Kristl Vonck
2015 Procedia Manufacturing  
for the specific mobility, reaching and handling needs of end users, and also to provide useful insights into the perspectives and needs of end users in relation to assistive exoskeletons in general.  ...  in performingactivities of daily living.  ...  Acknowledgements The AXO-SUIT project is funded via the Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme Call 6 (Project 2013-6-042), with assistance from national funding bodies: Enterprise Ireland, Innovation  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.promfg.2015.07.302 fatcat:3snhkm6qgbesvllztxpxtmom3u

Identifying the Potential for Robotics to Assist Older Adults in Different Living Environments

Tracy L. Mitzner, Tiffany L. Chen, Charles C. Kemp, Wendy A. Rogers
2013 International Journal of Social Robotics  
By providing support for older adults, mobile manipulator robots may reduce need-driven, undesired moves from residences with lower levels of care (i.e., private homes, assisted living) to those with higher  ...  We also examined older adults' needs for assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs), and medical conditions when living independently or in a long-term  ...  Many thanks to the researchers in both laboratories for their contributions. Thanks also to Estelle Bae for her assistance on this project.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s12369-013-0218-7 pmid:24729800 pmcid:PMC3979567 fatcat:ov4wk2mpfjarpmr6dhrij6egzm

Residents' Preference for Spatial Features in Sitting Areas at Assisted Living Facilities - Focused on direct or indirect social interaction for older adults -

Min-Ah Lee, Susan D. Rodiek
2013 International journal of human ecology  
This study investigated residents' preferences for spatial features of sitting areas in assisted living facilities, and provides recommendations for planning sitting areas to support residents' spatial  ...  The study participants were 69 residents of eight assisted living facilities (30+ resident capacity), located in south central Texas.  ...  Most of the photos had been taken by the researchers at assisted living, nursing facilities, and other residential settings for older adults over the previous ten-year period in the United States and Europe  ... 
doi:10.6115/ijhe.2013.14.1.87 fatcat:6yzzizlaffeprmwhjfifwg7huu

Social Monitoring Matters for Deterring Social Deviance in Stable but Not Mobile Socio-Ecological Contexts

Jenny C. Su, Chi-Yue Chiu, Wei-Fang Lin, Shigehiro Oishi, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
2016 PLoS ONE  
The same results were replicated in Study 3, an experiment in which participants' perception of relational mobility was manipulated before completing an online maze game that allowed them to earn extra  ...  in level of mobility.  ...  In order to manipulate relational mobility, we asked participants to write a persuasive essay on an assigned topic for 15 minutes.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0167053 pmid:27880826 pmcid:PMC5120833 fatcat:cpnopdzymbe67alxikshwzzk5m

Recommended long term care settings following aged care assessments in Australia

Marijan Jukic, Jeromey B Temple
2018 PLoS ONE  
The vast majority (94%) of recommended long-term care settings were for private residences (54%) or residential care (40%).  ...  Persons assessed in a setting other than a private residence were unlikely to have a recommended setting for a private residence.  ...  For example, 42% of those with a residential care RLTC setting have an ADL assistance need for body movements compared with under 20% of those in a private residence setting.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0204342 pmid:30496184 pmcid:PMC6264834 fatcat:scwfwo67azdsrkfjvmbkctnije

Upper-limb exercises for stroke patients through the direct engagement of an embodied agent

Hee-Tae Jung, Jennifer Baird, Yu-Kyong Choe, Roderic A. Grupen
2011 Proceedings of the 6th international conference on Human-robot interaction - HRI '11  
A set of physical rehab exercises is conducted through the direct engagement of an embodied agent, the uBot-5.  ...  In this case study, we examine the functional utility of an embodied agent as an interactive medium in stroke rehab.  ...  The authors appreciate Megan Cronin for her help in conducting experiments and processing data.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1957656.1957709 dblp:conf/hri/JungBCG11 fatcat:eeyg3h7vpjduvnccuyfxrxhqd4

The socioecological model of procommunity action: The benefits of residential stability

Shigehiro Oishi, Alexander J. Rothman, Mark Snyder, Jenny Su, Keri Zehm, Andrew W. Hertel, Marti Hope Gonzales, Gary D. Sherman
2007 Journal of Personality and Social Psychology  
Study 2 demonstrated that home game baseball attendance was less dependent on the team's record in stable cities than in mobile cities.  ...  Together, these studies indicate that residential stability can lead to stronger identification with one's community, which, in turn, leads to more procommunity behaviors.  ...  As in Study 1, we computed residential mobility for each city using the 2000 U.S. census data on the number of residents living in the same house in 1995.  ... 
doi:10.1037/0022-3514.93.5.831 pmid:17983303 fatcat:nsta2piixvh2lbt5zt4bakqqga

Accuracy of Commercially Available Residential Histories for Epidemiologic Studies

G. M. Jacquez, M. J. Slotnick, J. R. Meliker, G. AvRuskin, G. Copeland, J. Nriagu
2010 American Journal of Epidemiology  
The authors thank Stacey Fedewa, Zorimar Rivera, Caitlyn Meservey, Danielle Movsky, and Lisa Bailey for assistance with survey data collection.  ...  This research was funded in part by grant 2R44CA135818 from the National Cancer Institute to Bio-Medware. Collection of the survey data was funded by National Cancer Institute grant RO-1 CA96002-10.  ...  Database manipulation and structure Both the LexisNexis and survey data sets were compared and manipulated using Microsoft Excel.  ... 
doi:10.1093/aje/kwq350 pmid:21084554 pmcid:PMC3025779 fatcat:puuuwbvrrfgs3fecjpklsp6w6m

Assistive robotic micro-rooms for independent living

Thomas Linner, Jörg Güttler, Thomas Bock, Christos Georgoulas
2015 Automation in Construction  
For this reason, novel solutions must be developed, in order to guarantee fully independent living of the elderly people, and an efficient assistance or nursing, in diverse living environments.  ...  The research project LISA has investigated the possibilities to embed mechatronic, assistive functions and services into compact wall "terminal" elements thereby enabling autonomous and independent living  ...  Conceptual foundations for assistive, robotic rooms that are generated by compact room-in-space elements have already been set out by the authors in [22] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2014.12.013 fatcat:ftnmlqeryfgjzaq5s2zirdujfy

Contextualizing disability: a cross-sectional analysis of the association between the built environment and functioning among people living with spinal cord injury in the United States

Amanda L. Botticello, David Tulsky, Allen Heinemann, Susan Charlifue, Claire Kalpakjian, Mary Slavin, Rachel Byrne, Tanya Rohrbach
2018 Spinal Cord  
For people with tetraplegia, living in a community with more destinations was associated with better wheelchair mobility and fine motor functioning, and living in a neighborhood with high land use mix  ...  Setting Four US Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems centers in New Jersey, Colorado, Illinois, and Michigan.  ...  We would like to thank Stephanie Jimenez for her assistance with data collection and Ann Kutlik for her editorial assistance. Funding This research was supported by funding from the Craig H.  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41393-018-0186-8 pmid:30108377 fatcat:wytptem25jcrnbbfzkspcqlkjq

Architecture and Software Design for a Service Robot in an Elderly-Care Scenario

Norman Hendrich, Hannes Bistry, Jianwei Zhang
2015 Engineering  
ABSTRACT Systems for ambient assisted living (AAL) that integrate service robots with sensor networks and user monitoring can help elderly people with their daily activities, allowing them to stay in their  ...  Based on the robot operating system (ROS) middleware, our software integrates a large set of advanced algorithms for navigation, perception, and manipulation.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was partially supported by the European Commission in project Robot-Era under contract FP7-288899.  ... 
doi:10.15302/j-eng-2015007 fatcat:2qssyteeffevhen5ex6lwkqz4i

Development of a rotational meshing actuator for in-home life support systems

Mai Endo, Mitsuru Endo, Takao Kakizaki
2017 ROBOMECH Journal  
For elderly and physically disabled people, support systems that assist their active daily life are as important as appropriate rehabilitation.  ...  We have designed a rotational meshing actuator for a life support system based on a mobile robot. The present paper explains the basic concept of the actuator and its design details.  ...  Hiromasa Fukushi, a former graduate student of Sustainable Systems Design Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, the College of Engineering, Nihon University for his dedicated support of the intensive  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40648-016-0072-0 fatcat:ws3di2a5rffmdj3ye4nsi3b6pi
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