What do staff in eldercare want a robot for? An assessment of potential tasks and user requirements for a long-term deployment

Hebesberger, Denise and Körtner, Tobias and Pripfl, Jürgen and Gisinger, Christoph and Hanheide, Marc (2015) What do staff in eldercare want a robot for? An assessment of potential tasks and user requirements for a long-term deployment. In: IROS Workshop on "Bridging user needs to deployed applications of service robots", 28 September 2015, Hamburg.

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Abstract

Robotic aids could help to overcome the gap between rising numbers of older adults and at the same time declining numbers of care staff. Assessments of end-user requirements, especially focusing on staff in eldercare facilities are still sparse. Contributing to this field of research this study presents end-user requirements and task analysis gained from a methodological combination of interviews and focus group discussions. The findings suggest different tasks robots in eldercare could engage in such as “fetch and carry” tasks, specific entertainment and information tasks, support in physical and occupational therapy, and in security. Furthermore this paper presents an iterative approach that closes the loop between requirements-assessments and subsequent implementations that follow the found requirements.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop contribution (Paper)
Additional Information:The Robot-Era Project has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement num. 288899 FP7 - ICT - Challenge 5: ICT for Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion and Governance
Keywords:an assessment of potential,denise hebesberger,deployment,eldercare want a robot,for,j"urgen pripfl,requirements for a long-term,t do staff in,tasks and user,tobias k"ortn, Human-robot interaction, mobile robotics, Interface design
Subjects:H Engineering > H671 Robotics
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G440 Human-computer Interaction
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:18860
Deposited By: Marc Hanheide
Deposited On:25 Sep 2015 19:32
Last Modified:29 Oct 2015 08:54

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