COVID-19 has introduced significant challenges to healthcare systems and caregivers to provide quality care to older adults and adults with developmental disabilities (DD) living in long-term care facilities (LTCFs). As a result, regular doctor visits are limited, family visits are banned, and demand for caregivers is on the rise. Utilizing a Collaborative Service Robot (CSR) technology within a LTCF can improve safety and reduce loneliness by providing a medium for the residents to connect to the outside world and simultaneously reduce the risk of transferring infection. The ultimate goal of this project is to develop a CSR that assists seniors or adults with DD and their caregivers in LTCFs. The premise of this project is to improve safety inspection and to design and develop user-friendly human robot interactions (HRIs) for both remote users as well as LTCF residents and their caregivers to provide a seamless and secure communication medium.
Alvaro Joffre Uribe Quevedo
Brent Cowan;Silas Franco dos Reis Alves
Professional, scientific and technical services
Ontario Tech University
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