A Study on Quantification of "subtle" in Care: Targeting Positioning Care
The team investigated the main target for human subjects, movements and positioning care, and measuring methods. They then discussed positioning care with comfort, stability, and safety for human subjects with difficulty in communicating with caregivers and families. The researchers extended the scope of the research to include a proposal to evaluate positioning care based on quantitative methods and non-invasive measurements to recognise response in human subjects through vital signs. 'As a result, new findings were obtained, including identifying biometric indicators of comfortable posture and movement and extracting 'subtleties' with non-invasive or unconstrained, resilience engineering-like support,' outlines Ohno.
The researchers believe that the perception ability of robots is insufficient due to the fact that a robot's reaction depends on its understanding of human actions. 'This raises the concern of how to correlate psychological changes to legible data,' points out Jeong. 'For this reason, we focused on conveying a fault to a nursing care robot through the vertical ground reaction force implementing a reliable yet economical method of providing rapid feedback.'
The team collected psychological results by administering questionnaires to subjects in which they answered questions regarding the sit-to-stand movement aspects that they found challenging in experiments where they were robot assisted and in others that were self-performed. The results of the questionnaire enable the researchers to define a selected class as a fault if accompanied by a demanding feeling.
Keywords: AGEING POPULATION; ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI); CAREGIVERS AND FAMILIES; COMFORTABLE POSTURE AND MOVEMENT; IDENTIFYING BIOMETRIC INDICATORS; NON-INVASIVE AND UNCONSTRAINED METHOD; PERCEPTION ABILITY OF ROBOTS; POSITIONING CARE; QUALITY AND CONSISTENCY OF CARE; ROBOTS
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 2019
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