Socially assistive robots in elderly care: a systematic review into effects and effectiveness.

  title={Socially assistive robots in elderly care: a systematic review into effects and effectiveness.},
  author={Roger Bemelmans and Gert Jan Gelderblom and P. Jonker and Luc de Witte},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  volume={13 2},
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 effectiveness of robot interventions aiming at social assistance in elderly care. We searched, using Medical Subject Headings terms and… CONTINUE READING
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