Ethical framework of assistive devices: review and reflection

Mansouri, Nazanin, Goher, Khaled and Hosseini, Seyed Ebrahim (2017) Ethical framework of assistive devices: review and reflection. Robotics and Biomimetics, 4 (1). ISSN 2197-3768

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The population of ageing is growing significantly over the world, and there is an emerging demand for better healthcare services and more care centres. Innovations of Information and Communication Technology has resulted in development of various types of assistive robots to fulfil elderly’s needs and independency, whilst carrying out daily routine tasks. This makes it vital to have a clear understanding of elderly’s needs and expectations from assistive robots. This paper addresses current ethical issues to understand elderly’s prime needs. Also, we consider other general ethics with the purpose of applying these theories to form a proper ethics framework. In the ethics framework, the ethical concerns of senior citizens will be prioritized to satisfy elderly’s needs and also to diminish related expenses to healthcare services.

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Keywords:Robot ethics, Assistive medical robots, Robot ethics framework, Older adults, Assistive walking device framework, Ethics concerns, Ethics Issues
Subjects:H Engineering > H671 Robotics
H Engineering > H670 Robotics and Cybernetics
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
ID Code:32866
Deposited On:30 Aug 2018 08:11

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