Upcoming Webinar: 14 September 2022
The aging population is growing. It is estimated that by the year 2050, people age 65+ globally will reach 1.5 billion (WHO). Not all aging individuals live in institutional settings, have family caregivers, and/or require assisted living. Who or what will be able to fill the gap in a way that provides quality support for their needs with dignity, privacy, and security?
This four-part webinar mini-series will bring global multi-disciplinary experts to discuss the pragmatic applications of using robotic caregivers and companions to support this aging population. The technology is there and the need is immediate, yet the challenges continue to be unaddressed. On this blank canvas of opportunity, where can open and consensus-built technical and data standards, enhanced policy guidance, and overall education and awareness help drive trust in the adoption of our new robotic caregivers and supporters?
Clinical Support Robots for the Aging: The Human Design Factors, Utility, and Functionality
The use and development of assistive robots in virtual or remote care of older persons is rapidly evolving. There are different uses for robots to meet the many different needs of this elder yet diverse population. No one robot can support all the needs of the aging and nor do all aging individuals have the same needs.
There are many different uses and functionalities for the assistive robot in clinical support mode ranging from therapeutic/rehabilitation to mental and physical disabilities. Regardless of the many endless functionalities, the human design factor and feasibility are major elements for adoption, acceptance, and overall utility to the aging in need of clinical care at home.
KEY LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Understanding the challenges and value of human factor design in robotic assistants for a diverse elder population
- Mastering utilities and functionalities in designing robotic assistants to support different functions, settings, applications, and durations
- Defining the boundaries where autonomous decision ability of assistive robotics can start/end without the human intermediary
Announcement submitted by: Katherine Grace August on 09/11/2022