Gert Jan Gelderblom

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The ongoing development of robotics on the one hand and, on the other hand, the foreseen relative growth in number of elderly individuals suffering from dementia, raises the question of which contribution robotics could have to rationalize and maintain, or even improve the quality of care. The objective of this review was to assess the published effects and(More)
d Vilans, Dutch national expertise center on long term care, The Netherlands. Abstract This article describes the user-centred development of play scenarios for robot assisted play, as part of the multidisciplinary IROMEC 1 project that develops a novel robotic toy for children with special needs. The project investigates how robotic toys can become social(More)
A new stream of research and development responds to changes in life expectancy across the world. It includes technologies which enhance well-being of individuals, specifically for older people. The ACCOMPANY project focuses on home companion technologies and issues surrounding technology development for assistive purposes. The project responds to some(More)
PURPOSE In light of the increasing elderly population and the growing demand for home care, the potential of robot support is given increasing attention. In this paper, an inventory of activities was made that threaten independent living of elderly when becoming problematic. Results will guide the further development of an existing service robot, the(More)
  • Heather Draper, Tom Sorell, Sandra Bedaf, Christina Gutierrez Ruiz, Hagen Lehmann, Michael Hervé +3 others
  • 2014
This paper reports and discusses empirical research on the ethical principles that should inform interactions between social robots and their users who are older people. Data were collected from focus groups composed of older people in France, the Netherlands and UK, as part of the Acceptable Robotic Companions for Ageing Years (ACCOMPANY) project. In this(More)
— With changes in life expectancy across the world, technologies enhancing well-being of individuals, specifically for older people, are subject to a new stream of research and development. In this paper we present the ACCOMPANY project, a pan-European project which focuses on home companion technologies. The projects aims to progress beyond the state of(More)