Social robots helping people with dementia: Assessing efficacy of social robots in the nursing home environment

Wendy Moyle, Cindy Jones, Marie Cooke, Siobhan O'Dwyer, Billy Sung, Suzie Drummond

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Abstract

This paper explores the challenges of testing the efficacy of social robots in the nursing home environment. The findings of two projects exploring the use of PARO and Giraff (a telepresence robot) are outlined. The challenges experienced by the researchers when undertaking a randomized controlled trial and using a case study design to test the social robots with people with dementia are examined. While randomized controlled trials are advocated, in early testing of the social robots the case study approach has the advantage that researchers can manipulate and adjust the intervention as issues arise. This can assist in the preparation of a protocol for testing in a randomized controlled trial at a later date.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 6th International Conference on Human System Interactions, HSI 2013
Pages608-613
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 6th International Conference on Human System Interactions, HSI 2013 - Gdansk, Sopot, Poland
Duration: 6 Jun 20138 Jun 2013

Conference

Conference2013 6th International Conference on Human System Interactions, HSI 2013
CountryPoland
CityGdansk, Sopot
Period6/06/138/06/13

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    Moyle, W., Jones, C., Cooke, M., O'Dwyer, S., Sung, B., & Drummond, S. (2013). Social robots helping people with dementia: Assessing efficacy of social robots in the nursing home environment. In 2013 6th International Conference on Human System Interactions, HSI 2013 (pp. 608-613). [6577887] https://doi.org/10.1109/HSI.2013.6577887