Integrating social robots into personal care and living environments: Examples of pediatric diabetics care and elderly health care – Mark Neerincx (TU Delft)
ENGLISH | INTRODUCTION | KEYNOTE | MONDAY 09.30-10.15hrs | DE VIJFDE, CMI WIJNHAVEN 107
Progress in Network Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics provides new opportunities to enhance long-term health care. This talk presents two examples, in which networked social robots support specific recurring personal and situated activities like monitoring, educating and coaching. For children with diabetes, a Personal Assistant for a healthy Lifestyle (PAL) is being developed to improve their diabetes self-management. The child, parent and caregiver set personal goals in the PAL-system, which can be attained by completing tasks on a tablet (e.g., on monitoring nutrition and blood glucose). A personal robot (NAO) and its avatar support the child in planning and executing these tasks. Dashboards inform the caregivers and parents about the progress. The PAL-system is being tested at hospitals, diabetes camps and at home (for a period up to 3 months). The second short example is a social robot (Pepper) for acquiring Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROM) in elderly care. This robot will ask specific personal PROM-questions “when the elderly passes by”, to monitor his of her mental and physical condition in a trustworthy and friendly way.