Investigating the Suitability of Social Robots for the Wellbeing of the Elderly

  title={Investigating the Suitability of Social Robots for the Wellbeing of the Elderly},
  author={Suzanne Hutson and Soo Ling Lim and Peter J. Bentley and Nadia Bianchi-Berthouze and Ann Bowling},
This study aims to understand if, and how, social robots can promote wellbeing in the elderly. The existing literature suggests that social robots have the potential to improve wellbeing in the elderly, but existing robots focus more on healthcare and healthy behaviour among the elderly. This work describes a new investigation based on focus groups and home studies, in which we produced a set of requirements for social robots that reduce loneliness and improve psychological wellbeing among the… CONTINUE READING
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