Inclusion of service robots in the daily lives of frail older users: a step-by-step definition procedure on users' requirements

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622341
Title:
Inclusion of service robots in the daily lives of frail older users: a step-by-step definition procedure on users' requirements
Authors:
García-Soler, Álvaro; Facal, David ( 0000-0001-6230-0090 ) ; Díaz-Orueta, Unai; Pigini, Lucia; Blasi, Lorenzo; Qiu, Renxi
Other Titles:
Robots in older users’ daily lives
Abstract:
The implications for the inclusion of robots in the daily lives of frail older adults, especially in relation to these population needs, have not been extensively studied. The “Multi-Role Shadow Robotic System for Independent Living” (SRS) project has developed a remotelycontrolled, semi-autonomous robotic system to be used in domestic environments. The objective of this paper is to document the iterative procedure used to identify, select and prioritize user requirements. Seventy-four requirements were identified by means of focus groups, individual interviews and scenario-based interviews. The list of user requirements, ordered according to impact, number and transnational criteria, revealed a high number of requirements related to basic and instrumental activities of daily living, cognitive and social support and monitorization, and also involving privacy, safety and adaptation issues. Analysing and understanding older users’ perceptions and needs when interacting with technological devices adds value to assistive technology and ensures that the systems address currently unmet needs.
Affiliation:
Matia Instituto, Madrid; University of Santiago de Compostela; Dublin City University; Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus, Milano; Hewlett-Packard; Cardiff School of Engineering; University of Bedfordshire
Citation:
García-Soler A, Facal D, Díaz-Orueta U, Pigini L, Blasi L, Qiu R (2017) 'Inclusion of service robots in the daily lives of frail older users: a step-by-step definition procedure on users' requirements', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Issue Date:
31-Oct-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622341
DOI:
10.1016/j.archger.2017.10.024
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167494316303399
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0167-4943
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dc.contributor.authorGarcía-Soler, Álvaroen
dc.contributor.authorFacal, Daviden
dc.contributor.authorDíaz-Orueta, Unaien
dc.contributor.authorPigini, Luciaen
dc.contributor.authorBlasi, Lorenzoen
dc.contributor.authorQiu, Renxien
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-06T11:06:42Z-
dc.date.available2017-11-06T11:06:42Z-
dc.date.issued2017-10-31-
dc.identifier.citationGarcía-Soler A, Facal D, Díaz-Orueta U, Pigini L, Blasi L, Qiu R (2017) 'Inclusion of service robots in the daily lives of frail older users: a step-by-step definition procedure on users' requirements', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics.en
dc.identifier.issn0167-4943-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.archger.2017.10.024-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622341-
dc.description.abstractThe implications for the inclusion of robots in the daily lives of frail older adults, especially in relation to these population needs, have not been extensively studied. The “Multi-Role Shadow Robotic System for Independent Living” (SRS) project has developed a remotelycontrolled, semi-autonomous robotic system to be used in domestic environments. The objective of this paper is to document the iterative procedure used to identify, select and prioritize user requirements. Seventy-four requirements were identified by means of focus groups, individual interviews and scenario-based interviews. The list of user requirements, ordered according to impact, number and transnational criteria, revealed a high number of requirements related to basic and instrumental activities of daily living, cognitive and social support and monitorization, and also involving privacy, safety and adaptation issues. Analysing and understanding older users’ perceptions and needs when interacting with technological devices adds value to assistive technology and ensures that the systems address currently unmet needs.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167494316303399en
dc.rightsGreen - can archive pre-print and post-print or publisher's version/PDF-
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectservice robotsen
dc.subjectuser requirementsen
dc.subjectuser centred designen
dc.subjectassistive technologyen
dc.subjectassistive roboten
dc.subjectroboticsen
dc.subjectH670 Robotics and Cyberneticsen
dc.titleInclusion of service robots in the daily lives of frail older users: a step-by-step definition procedure on users' requirementsen
dc.title.alternativeRobots in older users’ daily livesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMatia Instituto, Madriden
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Santiago de Compostelaen
dc.contributor.departmentDublin City Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentFondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi Onlus, Milanoen
dc.contributor.departmentHewlett-Packarden
dc.contributor.departmentCardiff School of Engineeringen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.identifier.journalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatricsen
dc.date.updated2017-11-06T11:00:00Z-
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