cc 16(7): e4

Research Article

Assessing the Use of Communication Robots for Recreational Activities at Nursing Homes

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262439,
        author={NORIAKI KUWAHARA},
        title={Assessing the Use of Communication Robots for Recreational Activities at Nursing Homes},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Collaborative Computing},
        volume={2},
        number={7},
        publisher={ACM},
        journal_a={CC},
        year={2016},
        month={5},
        keywords={communication robot, aging, care, recreation},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262439}
    }
    
  • NORIAKI KUWAHARA
    Year: 2016
    Assessing the Use of Communication Robots for Recreational Activities at Nursing Homes
    CC
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-12-2015.2262439
NORIAKI KUWAHARA,*
    *Contact email: nkuwahar@kit.ac.jp

    Abstract

    We are using information communication technology and communication robots (hereafter referred to as "robots") to develop a service to assist recreational activities at nursing homes. The service relies on visual content to deliver a variety of recreational activities, from exercises to reminiscence therapy. Robots support those activities by interacting with nursing home residents. These services are currently being evaluated at various elderly care facilities, where they have been installed. This report will review the recreational contents that are currently under development, the outline of the assessments, and present the latest data from those assessments.