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Robot applications for elderly care

Pompe, B.L. (2020) Robot applications for elderly care.

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Abstract:Due to the ageing of society, the elderly care sector is struggling. Since social robots are emerging, they may be of help to the elderly care sector. Therefore, this study aims to discover what applications for a social robot, like the Cozmo robot by Anki, could support the elderly and their care givers. By researching existing work, literature, conducting interviews, designing prototypes and testing with the stakeholders, the research provides insight into the different possibilities for a social robot in the field of elderly care. Participants in this study were seniors and care experts. The research has shown that the elderly care robot activities should be focused on supporting independent living, social inclusion and the emotional health of seniors. For successful implementation of the robot in the elderly care sector, the care experts should be involved and informed in the process and the robot is given a supportive role to the activities of the experts. To increase the willingness to adopt a robot the experts should be informed about positive influence of the robot on their work.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:01 general works, 50 technical science in general
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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