Overcoming barriers and increasing independence: service robots for elderly and disabled people

Hersh, M. (2015) Overcoming barriers and increasing independence: service robots for elderly and disabled people. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 12, 114. (doi:10.5772/59230)

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Abstract

This paper discusses the potential for service robots to overcome barriers and increase independence of elderly and disabled people. It includes a brief overview of the existing uses of service robots by disabled and elderly people and advances in technology which will make new uses possible and provides suggestions for some of these new applications. The paper also considers the design and other conditions to be met for user acceptance. It also discusses the complementarity of assistive service robots and personal assistance and considers the types of applications and users for which service robots are and are not suitable.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hersh, Dr Marion
Authors: Hersh, M.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Biomedical Engineering
Journal Name:International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems
Publisher:IN-TECH
ISSN:1729-8806
ISSN (Online):1729-8814
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Author
First Published:First published in International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems 12:114
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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