Designing a Social Robot to Assist in Medication Sorting

  title={Designing a Social Robot to Assist in Medication Sorting},
  author={Jason R. Wilson and Linda Tickle-Degnen and Matthias Scheutz},
Being able to sort one’s own medications is a critical selfmanagement task for people with Parkinson’s disease. We analyzed the medication sorting task and gathered design considerations. Then we developed an autonomous robot to assist in the task. We used guidelines provided by occupational therapists to determine the level of assistance provided by the robot. Finally, an evaluation of the effectiveness of the robot with student evaluators determined that people trusted the robot to reliably… CONTINUE READING