Use of seal-like robot PARO in sensory group therapy for older adults with dementia

Wan Ling Chang, Selma Šabanović, Lesa Huber

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Abstract

This work presents the preliminary results of an eight- week study of the seal-like robot PARO being used in a sensory therapy activity in a local nursing home. Participants were older adults with different levels of cognitive impairment. We analyzed participant behaviors in video recorded during the weekly interactions between older adults, a therapist, and PARO. We found that PARO's continued use led to a steady increase in physical interaction between older adults and the robot and an increasing willingness among participants to interact with it.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHRI 2013 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Pages101-102
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., & Huber, L. (2013). Use of seal-like robot PARO in sensory group therapy for older adults with dementia. In HRI 2013 - Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (pp. 101-102). [6483521] (ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction). https://doi.org/10.1109/HRI.2013.6483521