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)
PURPOSE To obtain insight into the prevalence of the non-use of assistive technology in The Netherlands. Relationships between non-use and possible determinants were also investigated. The results of the study might lead to improvement of products and of the service delivery system for assistive technology. METHOD A study was performed into user(More)
To gain understanding in the current status of Robotics in healthcare the European Commission issued a roadmap study into this domain. This paper reports on the main characteristics and results of this study. The study covered the wide domain of Healthcare and in this paper the domains relevant for Rehabilitation Robotics are highlighted. The study(More)
BACKGROUND Assistive devices that augment arm function were already introduced during the polio era. Devices are still being developed, but a review has not been performed thus far. OBJECTIVE To create an overview and categorize assistive devices facilitating arm function in activities of daily living for people with decreased arm function. STUDY DESIGN(More)
BACKGROUND Together with care professionals, specific psychogeriatric care applications were developed for the seal robot Paro. OBJECTIVES This study aims to evaluate the outcomes of the developed Paro interventions, applying the robot in psychogeriatric care. DESIGN A multicenter quasi-experimental time series ABAB study (n = 91) with within-subject(More)
Sustaining independent living for the elderly is desirable both for the individual as well as for societies as a whole. Substantial care interventions are provided to citizens supporting their independent living. Currently, such interventions are primarily based on human care provision, but due to demographic changes the demand for such support is(More)
This article describes the user-centred development of play scenarios for robot assisted play, as part of the multidisciplinary IROMEC project that develops a novel robotic toy for children with special needs. The project investigates how robotic toys can become social mediators, encouraging children with special needs to discover a range of play styles,(More)
Farshid Amirabdollahian1 ∗, Rieks op den Akker2 , Sandra Bedaf 3, Richard Bormann4, Heather Draper5, Vanessa Evers2, Jorge Gallego Pérez2, Gert Jan Gelderblom3, Carolina Gutierrez Ruiz 8, David Hewson8, Ninghang Hu7, Kheng Lee Koay 1, Ben Kröse7, Hagen Lehmann1, Patrizia Marti6, Hervé Michel 8, Hélène Prevot-Huille8, Ulrich Reiser 4, Joe Saunders 1 , Tom(More)
Research shows a reduced playfulness in children with developmental disabilities. This is a barrier for participation and children's health and wellbeing. IROMEC is a purposely designed robot to support play in impaired children. The reported study evaluates short-term effects of the IROMEC robot toy supporting play in an occupational therapy intervention(More)
Due to the pressure to economize, increased consumerism and concerns about quality in relation to costs, the assessment of the outcome of assistive technology (AT) has been given increasing attention in recent years. The political and economical call for rationalising the amount of recourses spent on assistive technology, but also the intention to enhance(More)