Rassel: Robot Assistant for the Elderly
- 153 Downloads
Assisting the elderly is today a necessity and a responsibility of our society. As they reach old age they need more assistance and companionship when they eventually live alone. In this context, technology, and cognitive assistants in particular, can help in the task of caring for our elderly. In this work, we have developed an assistant robot for the elderly, called Rassel, that helps to take care of senior people who is living alone, helps them to keep active by recommending custom activities and also helps with their health assistance by monitoring their vital signs and maintaining contact with relatives or emergency contacts if a medical urgency occurs. This robot has been developed and presented in the IBM Country Project ‘Cogs for Good’.
KeywordsInternet of Things IBM cloud Assistant robot Elderly
This work was partially supported by MINECO/FEDER TIN2015-65515-C4-1-R project of the Spanish government.
- 2.Sarwar, B., Karypis, G., Konstan, J., Riedl, J.: Item-based collaborative filtering recommendation algorithms. In: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on World Wide Web, pp. 285–295. ACM (2001)Google Scholar
- 3.Lee, Y.H., Tseng, H.W., Liao, Y.D., Lin, T.W., Chen, Y.L.: Sleeping detect using wearable device by PPG, pp. 259–262 (2016)Google Scholar
- 4.Led, S., Fernandez, J., Serrano, L.: Design of a wearable device for ECG continuous monitoring using wireless technology. In: The 26th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, vol. 4, pp. 3318–3321. IEEE (2004)Google Scholar