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Evaluation of an Assistive Telepresence Robot for Elderly Healthcare

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In this paper we described the telepresence robot system designed to improve the well-being of elderly by supporting them to do daily activities independently, to facilitate social interaction in order to overcome a sense of social isolation and loneliness as well as to support the professional caregivers in everyday care. In order to investigate the acceptance of the developed robot system, evaluation study involved elderly people and professional caregivers, as two potential user groups was conducted. The results of this study are also presented and discussed.

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Koceski, S., Koceska, N. Evaluation of an Assistive Telepresence Robot for Elderly Healthcare. J Med Syst 40, 121 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10916-016-0481-x

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Keywords

  • Telepresence robot
  • Elderly care
  • Shared control
  • Technology Acceptance Model (TAM)