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Social HRI for People with Dementia: One Size Fits All?

Author
Perugia, G.; Diaz, M.; Barakova, E.; Catala, A.; Rauterberg, M.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
12th Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
Date of publication
2017
Presentation's date
2017-03-07
Abstract
Motivational and emotional disorders (i.e. apathy and depression) are very frequent in dementia and might greatly affect the positive psychological state experienced during social HRI. We conducted a six-weeks study in two nursing homes comparing the affective states that two playful activities, board cognitive games and social robot play (Pleo), were able to elicit in people with dementia. Results show that a significant increase in pleasure (positive affect) is present in the robot condition w...
Keywords
Affect, Dementia, Human-Robot Interaction, Playful interactions.
Group of research
CETpD - Technical Research Centre for Dependency Care and Autonomous Living
ISSET - Integrated Smart Sensors and Health Technologies

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