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LHF Connect: a DIY telepresence robot against COVID-19

Maria Rosanna Fossati, Manuel Giuseppe Catalano, Marina Carbone, Gianluca Lentini, Danilo Caporale, Giorgio Grioli, Mattia Poggiani, Michele Maimeri, Manuel Barbarossa, Cristiano Petrocelli, Paola Vivani, Claudia Calderini (+3 others)
2020 Strategic Design Research Journal  
It illustrates the birth of LHF Connect, a project designed to facilitate communication between patients isolated in COVID-19 hospitals' ward and their relatives.  ...  A User Centered Design approach, methods and specific tools helped in managing crucial steps of the design process such as i) the collection of needs coming from the context, stakeholders and end-users  ...  A USER CENTERED DESIGN APPROACH Since its beginning, the LHF Connect project adopted a User-Centered Design approach (UCD), considering users and their needs, together with the stakeholders' requirements  ... 
doi:10.4013/sdrj.2020.133.10 fatcat:aqbyt6clmnbkzhizmtyjmqekue

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

Nurses' View towards the Use of Robotic during Pandemic COVID-19 in Indonesia: A Qualitative Study

Taryudi Taryudi, Linlin Lindayani, Heni Purnama, Astri Mutiar
2022 Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences  
Objectives: This study aimed to explore how nurses view using robotics during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  Conclusions: This study explored nurses' views on the usage of robotics during the pandemic COVID-10.  ...  Conclusion This study explored nurses' views on the usage of robotics during the pandemic COVID-19.  ... 
doi:10.3889/oamjms.2022.7645 fatcat:tgcrdnzprncwrev3zhlap7n5v4

Progress in robotics for combating infectious diseases

Anzhu Gao, Robin R. Murphy, Weidong Chen, Giulio Dagnino, Peer Fischer, Maximiliano G. Gutierrez, Dennis Kundrat, Bradley J. Nelson, Naveen Shamsudhin, Hao Su, Jingen Xia, Ajmal Zemmar (+3 others)
2021 Science Robotics  
The world was unprepared for the COVID-19 pandemic, and recovery is likely to be a long process.  ...  Last, we look at the ethical use of robots and call for globally sustained efforts in order for robots to be ready for future outbreaks.  ...  Zhang for providing detailed edits of all the figures in the paper.  ... 
doi:10.1126/scirobotics.abf1462 pmid:34043552 fatcat:56odfqs7wvdcnfcbwmwpmy4hyy

The Role of Robotics in Infectious Disease Crises [article]

Gregory Hager, Vijay Kumar, Robin Murphy, Daniela Rus, Russell Taylor
2020 arXiv   pre-print
be done to prepare in advance for future pandemics.  ...  Robotic technologies are inherently programmable, and robotic systems have been adapted and deployed, to some extent, in the current crisis for such purposes as transport, logistics, and disinfection.  ...  Typical COVID-19 Projects These are some of the many projects currently underway with robots working in the current COVID-19 pandemic.  ... 
arXiv:2010.09909v1 fatcat:d57bmfjinjgwxd3jugmk2zanoe

Applications of Robotics, AI, and Digital Technologies During COVID-19: A Review

Zhuo Zhao, Yangmyung Ma, Adeel Mushtaq, Abdul M. Azam Rajper, Mahmoud Shehab, Annabel Heybourne, Wenzhan Song, Hongliang Ren, Zion Tsz Ho Tse
2021 Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness  
Each case was analyzed for its engineering characteristics and potential impact on the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  For example, robotics, artificial intelligence, and digital technology have been deployed in hospitals and public areas for maintaining social distancing, reducing person-to-person contact, enabling rapid  ...  Conclusion Many challenges in the management of COVID-19 for both public health agencies and hospitals have been caused by the unexpectedly large and widespread impact of the pandemic.  ... 
doi:10.1017/dmp.2021.9 pmid:33413717 pmcid:PMC8027549 fatcat:vjqob4uq3jbkzezhtcwo3wr6wu

Robot-assisted Telediagnostics: An Opportunity in a Pandemic

R. Krumpholz, D. Macari, J. Fuchtmann, M. Berlet, D. Wahrmann, D. Ostler, S. Haddadin, H. Feussner, D. Wilhelm
2021 Zenodo  
The COVID19 pandemic highlights two fundamental and threatening bottlenecks: A shortage of medical staff due to infections from patients [1] and a backlog in the development of telemedicine for basic  ...  Since the start of the COVID19 pandemic, great responsibility lies on the health system.  ...  A proof of concept for the telemedical assessment of vital parameters of potentially infectious patients during the COVID-19 pandemic was developed and tested.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4972608 fatcat:zzxbvc2su5dqdc3xdigmwsc5a4

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  ...  At the beginning of the pandemic, the Chinese hospital, Hongshan Sports Center in Wuhan city, started to use 14 robots for cleaning, disinfection, and medicine delivery.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2020.3045792 pmid:34976569 pmcid:PMC8675561 fatcat:pkzigtb5yzcjlftjnbve3373ay

An Overview of Healthcare Information Technologies Used to Combat the COVID-19 Pandemic in China

Jilan Liu, Zhimou Wang, Siyun Huang, Anjie Ren
2021 International Journal of Digital Health  
This article describes the rapid development and deployment of healthcare information technologies (HIT) in response to COVID-19 from late January through March 2020 in China.  ...  It outlines the broad scope and in-depth penetration of various products and services, as well as the impacts that these products/services had in reaching the mass population for effective information  ...  A handful of Chinese hospitals, including the Wuhan Union Hospital, received robots tailored to the COVID-19 pandemic [45] .  ... 
doi:10.29337/ijdh.37 fatcat:xput3f77drde7alnjnkxzjwipq

Humans and Robots: A Mutually Inclusive Relationship in a Contagious World

Akash Gupta, Anshuman Singh, Deepak Bharadwaj, Amit Kumar Mondal
2021 International Journal of Automation and Computing  
COVID-19 pandemic.  ...  Furthermore, concerns over user′s data privacy, job losses, and legal aspects of the implementation of robotics are also been discussed.  ...  Fig. 8 shows the application of a telepresence robot in education during the pandemic. The use of robotics for cleaning/disinfecting surfaces has seen the largest surge due to COVID-19.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11633-020-1266-8 fatcat:57o2nrc6lncbpoux6245g2ltmi

Smart technologies driven approaches to tackle COVID-19 pandemic: a review

Hameed Khan, K. K. Kushwah, Saurabh Singh, Harshika Urkude, Muni Raj Maurya, Kishor Kumar Sadasivuni
2021 3 Biotech  
The present study covers the role of smart technology in mitigating the spread of COVID-19 with specific focus on advancement in the field of drone, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), mask, and sensor  ...  The implementation of new innovations and novel tactics has proven to be effective in curbing the risk of COVID-19.  ...  The statements made herein are solely the responsibility of the authors.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s13205-020-02581-y pmid:33457174 pmcid:PMC7799428 fatcat:5ufh6if6enh25ma3r53lfx2jru

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

The Recent Technologies to Curb the Second-Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic

M Poongodi, Mohit Malviya, Mounir Hamdi, Hafiz Tayyab Rauf, Seifedine Kadry, Orawit Thinnukool
2021 IEEE Access  
In this study, futuristic and emerging innovations are analyzed, improving COVID-19 effects for the general public.  ...  This article aims to furnish variation sets of innovations that can be utilized to eliminate COVID-19 and serve as a resource for the coming generations.  ...  Preliminary results can play an essential role in designing effective vaccines for COVID-19.  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2021.3094400 pmid:34812400 pmcid:PMC8545196 fatcat:brt56j5mjfejjfyhixgd24qanq

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.  ...  Robots are being used to manage the pandemic in Canada too, but relative to other regions, we have been more cautious in our adoption -- this despite the important role that robots of Canadian origin are  ...  for robotics in the COVID-19 pandemic context 23 .  ... 
arXiv:2009.08577v2 fatcat:tslpl6v5mbc77iehkajwhtyica
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