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Microbial contamination and efficacy of disinfection procedures of companion robots in care homes
(University of Plymouth, 2020-08-26)
Background Paro and other robot animals can improve wellbeing for older adults and people with dementia, through reducing depression, agitation and medication use. However, nursing and care staff we contacted expressed ...
Ethical perceptions towards real-world use of companion robots with older people and people with dementia: Survey opinions among younger adults
(University of Plymouth, 2020-07)
Background: Use of companion robots may reduce older people’s depression, loneliness and agitation. This benefit has to be contrasted against possible ethical concerns raised by philosophers in the field around issues ...
Longitudinal Diary Data: Six Months Real-world Implementation of Affordable Companion Robots for Older People in Supported Living
(University of Plymouth, 2020-03)
Companion robots have potential for improving wellbeing within aged care, however literature focuses on shorter-term studies often using relatively expensive platforms, raising concerns around novelty effects and economic ...