What People with Dementia Want: Designing MARIO an Acceptable Robot Companion

  title={What People with Dementia Want: Designing MARIO an Acceptable Robot Companion},
  author={Dympna Casey and Heike Felzmann and Geoff Pegman and Christos Kouroupetroglou and Kathy Murphy and Adamantios Koumpis and Sally Whelan},
The number of people with dementia is expected to double every 20 years to 66 million by 2030 and 115 million by 2050 [1]. More than a third of people with dementia have reported loneliness [2]. Robots have the potential to combat the devastating impact of loneliness in people with dementia by improving, mood, quality of life [3] and reduce social isolation by facilitating people with dementia (PWD) to maintain social contacts. However companion robots designed for PWD need to be customised to… CONTINUE READING
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