Field-based development of an information support robot for persons with dementia

  title={Field-based development of an information support robot for persons with dementia},
  author={Takenobu Inoue and Misato Nihei and Takuya Narita and Minoru Onoda and Rina Ishiwata and Ikuko Mamiya and Motoki Shino and Hiroaki Kojima and Shinichi Ohnaka and Yoshihiro Fujita and Minoru Kamata},
  journal={Technology and Disability},
Background: The use of robots for providing support to persons with dementia is very promising. However, it is difficult to develop a truly useful robot system because of the difficulty of clarifying their needs and opinions. Objective: Because a field-based method is effective for the development of these kinds of systems, in this study, we developed a prototype of an information support robot for persons with dementia, using field-based methodology. Methods: A communication robot system… 

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