Advances in Mental Health Care: Five N = 1 Studies on the Effects of the Robot Seal Paro in Adults with Severe Intellectual Disabilities
| Contributor(s):: Wagemaker, Eline, Tycho J. Dekkers, Joost A. Agelink van Rentergem, Karin M. Volkers, Hilde M. Huizenga
Background: The evidence base for psychological treatments for autism and mood disorders in people with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities (ID) is limited. Recent promising robot-based innovations in mental health care suggest that robot-based animal assisted therapy (AAT) could be...
Innovative robotic hippotherapy improves postural muscle size and postural stability during the quiet stance and gait initiation in a child with cerebral palsy: A single case study
| Contributor(s):: Park, J. H., You, J. S. H.
A field study with primary school children on perception of social presence and interactive behavior with a pet robot
| Contributor(s):: Marcel Heerink, Marta Díaz, Jordi Albo-Canals, Cecilio Angulo, Alex Barco, Judit Casacuberta, Carles Garriga
This paper presents a study on measuring (1) how children experience a pet robot, (2) how they play with it and (3) how children’s perceptions on and interaction with pet robots are interrelated. The study features different types of subjective and objective techniques to assess the degree...
Affecting affect effectively : investigating a haptic-affect platform for guiding physiological responses
| Contributor(s):: Joseph P. Hall
This thesis describes the development of a platform for touch-guided anxiety management via engagement with a robot pet. An existing physiological sensor suite and “Haptic Creature” robot pet are modified to influence user physiological responses through real-time interaction guided...
Sensing and recognizing affective touch in a furry zoomorphic object
| Contributor(s):: Anna Flagg
Over the last decade, the surprising fact has emerged that machines can possess therapeutic power. Due to the many healing qualities of touch, one route to such power is in haptic emotional interaction, which in turn requires sophisticated touch sensing and interpretation. We explore the...
Robots sociales y animales en la terapia de personas con demencia avanzada
| Contributor(s):: Meritxell Valentí Soler
Las personas con demencia pueden padecer trastornos de comportamiento que disminuyen su calidad de vida y aumentan el coste de su cuidado y el desgaste de su cuidador. La terapia con animales desde hace años se conoce como beneficiosa para reducir dichos síntomas. Los robots...
Long-term effects of robotic hippotherapy on dynamic postural stability in cerebral palsy
| Contributor(s):: Young Joo Cha, Megan Stanley, Tim Shurtleff, Joshua S. H. You
Dynamic postural instability is a common neuromuscular impairment in cerebral palsy (CP), which often includes balance dysfunction and an associated risk of serious falls. Robotic hippotherapy has recently become a widespread clinical application to facilitate postural core stabilization,...
Pet Companion Robot for Visually Impaired Elderly
| Contributor(s):: Fanglin Chao
The proposed concept serves as the middle person to feed, detect, trash collect and communicate between the elderly and the pet. Several kind of interaction mode was also proposed to fulfill the ability and living characteristics of the elderly. Although only part of function...
Comparison between the robo-horse and real horse movements for hippotherapy
| Contributor(s):: Park, J. H., Shurtleff, T., Engsberg, J., Rafferty, S.
Self-other's perspective taking: The use of therapeutic robot companions as social agents for reducing pain and anxiety in pediatric patients
| Contributor(s):: Okita, Sandra Y.
A progress report of long-term robot assisted activity at a health service facility for the aged
| Contributor(s):: Wada, K., Shibata, T., Saito, T., Sakamoto, K., Tanie, K.
Robotic pets in human lives: Implications for the human
| Contributor(s):: Melson, Gail F., Kahn, Peter H., Jr., Beck, Alan, Friedman, Batya