Publication

Exploring the potential of a robot-assisted frailty assessment system for elderly care

Conference Article

Conference

IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)

Edition

33rd

Doc link

https://www.ro-man2024.org/program/programoverall

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Abstract

Frailty assessment plays a pivotal role in providing older adults care. However, the current process is time-consuming and only measures patients' completion time for each test. This paper introduces a set of algorithms to be used in robots to autonomously perform frailty assessments. In doing so we aim at reducing therapists' burden and provide additional frailty-related metrics that can enhance the effectiveness of diagnosis. We conducted a pilot study with 22 elderly participants and compared our system's performance with that of medical professionals to assess its precision. The results demonstrate that our approach achieved performances close to that of its human counterpart. This research represents an important step forward in the integration of social robotics in healthcare, offering potential benefits for patient care and clinical decision-making.

Categories

service robots, social aspects of automation.

Author keywords

Frailty Assessment, Healthcare, Social Robots, Pilot Study

Scientific reference

A. Civit, A. Andriella, M. Antonio, C. Javierre, C. Boqué and G. Alenyà. Exploring the potential of a robot-assisted frailty assessment system for elderly care, 33rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication, 2024, Pasadena, California, USA, IEEE, to appear.