A Low-Cost Assistive Robot for Children with Neurodevelopmental Disorders to Aid in Daily Living Activities

Roberto J. López-Sastre, Marcos Baptista-Ríos, Francisco Javier Acevedo-Rodríguez, Soraya Pacheco-da-Costa, Saturnino Maldonado-Bascón, Sergio Lafuente-Arroyo
2021 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
In this paper, we present a new low-cost robotic platform that has been explicitly developed to increase children with neurodevelopmental disorders' involvement in the environment during everyday living activities. In order to support the children and youth with both the sequencing and learning of everyday living tasks, our robotic platform incorporates a sophisticated online action detection module that is capable of monitoring the acts performed by users. We explain all the technical details
more » ... hat allow many applications to be introduced to support individuals with functional diversity. We present this work as a proof of concept, which will enable an assessment of the impact that the developed technology may have on the collective of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disorders in the near future.
doi:10.3390/ijerph18083974 pmid:33918839 pmcid:PMC8069234 fatcat:t3sxlz2t2ffj7busgdykfdeuwq