Assistive robots to improve the independent living of older persons: results from a needs study.

@article{Fiorini2019AssistiveRT,
  title={Assistive robots to improve the independent living of older persons: results from a needs study.},
  author={Laura Fiorini and Marleen de Mul and Isabelle Natalina Fabbricotti and Raffaele Limosani and Alessandra Vitanza and Grazia D'Onofrio and Michael Tsui and Daniele Sancarlo and Francesco Giuliani and Antonio Greco and Denis Guiot and Elo{\"i}se Seng{\`e}s and Filippo Cavallo},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation. Assistive technology},
  year={2019},
  pages={
          1-11
        }
}
Background: More than 70% of elderly people age 80 and older are experiencing problems in personal mobility. Assistive robotics can represent a concrete support providing also a support for caregivers, clinicians and nurses by reducing their burden. Methods: A total of 20 older people and 34 caregivers (formal and informal) were interviewed in Italy and the Netherlands to investigate and prioritize their needs concerning the personal mobility domains and their attitudes towards assistive robots… CONTINUE READING
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