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

Denise Viktoria Hebesberger, Christian Dondrup, Christoph Gisinger, Marc Hanheide

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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 two out of 12 older adults with progressed dementia showed self-inducted interactions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
PublisherIEEE
Pages131-132
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450348850
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Mar 2017
Event12th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2017 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: 6 Mar 20179 Mar 2017

Conference

Conference12th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction 2017
Abbreviated titleHRI 2017
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period6/03/179/03/17

Keywords

  • human-robot interaction
  • older adults, robot use
  • real-world trial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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