Patterns of use: how older adults with progressed dementia interact with a robot

Hebesberger, Denise and Dondrup, Christian and Gisinger, Christoph and Hanheide, Marc (2017) Patterns of use: how older adults with progressed dementia interact with a robot. In: Proc ACM/IEEE Int. Conf. on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Late Breaking Reports, 6 - 9 March 2017, Vienna.

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Abstract

Older adults represent a new user group of robots that are deployed in their private homes or in care facilities. In the presented study tangible aspects of older adults' interaction with an autonomous robot were focused. The robot was deployed as a companion in physical therapy for older adults with progressed dementia. Interaction was possible via a mounted touch screen. The menu was structured in a single layer and icons were big and with strong contrast. Employing a detailed observation protocol, interaction frequencies and contexts were assessed. Thereby, it was found that most of the interaction was encouraged by the therapists and that two out of 12 older adults with progressed dementia showed self-inducted interactions.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop contribution (Paper)
Keywords:dementia interact with a,how older adults with,progressed,robot,terns of use, robotics, mobile robotics, hri
Subjects:H Engineering > H671 Robotics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Computer Science
ID Code:25867
Deposited By: Marc Hanheide
Deposited On:02 Feb 2017 20:26
Last Modified:02 Feb 2017 20:26

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