Potential use of robots in Taiwanese nursing homes

Wan Ling Chang, Selma Šabanović

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Abstract

Nursing homes and long-term care institutions often need technological assistance because of the high ratio of low-functioning residents coupled with a shortage of caregivers. To explore the potential uses of emerging robotic technologies in nursing homes, we apply Forlizzi's concept of the product ecology and a user-centered design approach involving field study and focus groups to understand what kind of robot design would be suitable in the nursing home context. Our preliminary results show that instead of a robot which completely replaces human labor, nursing home staff prefer robot assistants who fit into their working process. We also learned the most appropriate functions for robots in nursing homes were helping with minor tasks and encouraging social interaction among residents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2013 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Pages99-100
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 8
Event8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2013 Mar 32013 Mar 6

Publication series

NameACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
ISSN (Electronic)2167-2148

Conference

Conference8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction, HRI 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period13-03-0313-03-06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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    Chang, W. L., & Šabanović, S. (2013). Potential use of robots in Taiwanese nursing homes. In HRI 2013 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 99-100). [6483520] (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction). https://doi.org/10.1109/HRI.2013.6483520