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A Robotic Cloud Ecosystem for Elderly Care and Ageing Well: The GrowMeUp Approach

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Robotic systems in Ageing Well, like GrowMeUp, are among those assistive technologies, providing companionship and offering functionality related to the support of active and independent living, monitoring and maintaining safety, and enhancement of health and psychological well-being of the elderly. The work presented in this paper is based on the context of GrowMeUp project and focuses on presenting the main novelties introduced with the GrowMeUp system, providing a robotic cloud ecosystem, able to support, encourage and engage the older persons to stay socially involved and longer active and independent, in carrying out their daily life at home. Emphasis is given on the important issues of end user’s acceptance, usability and affordability and how technologies like cloud computing and different learning and intelligent dialoguing mechanisms are brought together in one solution to address these issues.


  • Ageing well
  • Care robots
  • Cloud technologies
  • Machine learning
  • Intelligent dialogue

The original version of this chapter was inadvertently published with an incorrect chapter pagination 913–918 and DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-32703-7_178. The page range and the DOI has been re-assigned. The correct page range is 919–924 and the DOI is 10.1007/978-3-319-32703-7_179. The erratum to this chapter is available at DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-32703-7_260

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Georgiadis, D. et al. (2016). A Robotic Cloud Ecosystem for Elderly Care and Ageing Well: The GrowMeUp Approach. In: Kyriacou, E., Christofides, S., Pattichis, C. (eds) XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2016. IFMBE Proceedings, vol 57. Springer, Cham.

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