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Robots in elderly care

Does, K. and Kemna, S. (2006) Robots in elderly care. Bachelor's Thesis, Artificial Intelligence.

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Abstract

The number of elderly people is increasing rapidly, people naturally get older and the ’children of the babyboom’ are getting older and are now becoming elderly people themselves. A problem caused by this increase is that there will be more people needing care and less people that can provide this care. A possible solution to this problem would be the use of robots. There has been a lot of research towards the wishes of the elderly. There however has not been any research towards the ideas and wishes of the nursing staff. Through the use of interviews we tried to find out whether nursing staff would like to have robots and smart appliances. We also asked them about ideas on how robots could be used to support nurses and help prolong the elder’s independence. From our interviews we found that most nurses would not have objections to robots and that they have some ideas about possible uses of robots, examples are the improvement of the mechanical hoist, a system that can help people to get up independently and a robotic pet.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's Thesis)
Degree programme: Artificial Intelligence
Thesis type: Bachelor's Thesis
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:28
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:28
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/8452

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