Emotional Robotics in Elder Care – A Comparison of Findings in the UK and Germany

Klein, Barbara and Cook, Glenda (2012) Emotional Robotics in Elder Care – A Comparison of Findings in the UK and Germany. In: Social Robotics. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7621 . Springer, pp. 108-117. ISBN 978-3-642-34102-1

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Abstract

Robot-therapy with emotional robots is a new approach for people with cognitive impairments. This article looks at explorative findings of the therapeutic seal PARO in a practice network in England and findings of PARO and the toy dinosaur PLEO in teaching research projects in Germany. The findings in the UK and Germany have comparable outcomes on social interaction of the residents. Examples of the outcomes are presented and analysed with respect to the question in how far there are indicators for a new quality of interaction due to the robotic intervention and in how far it can contribute to interventions which enhance social interaction in care.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emotional robotics, elder care, nursing homes, dementia, methodology
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2012 15:59
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2017 13:10
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10816

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