Towards a Robotic Personal Trainer for the Elderly

  • J. A. RinconEmail author
  • A. CostaEmail author
  • P. NovaisEmail author
  • V. JulianEmail author
  • C. CarrascosaEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11871)


The use of robots in the environment of the elderly has grown significantly in recent years. The idea is to try to increase the comfort and well-being of older people through the employment of some kind of automated processes that simplify daily work. In this paper we present a prototype of a personal robotic trainer which, together with a non-invasive sensor, allows caregivers to monitor certain physical activities in order to improve their performance. In addition, the proposed system also takes into account how the person feels during the performance of the physical exercises and thus, determine more precisely if the exercise is appropriate or not for a specific person.


Assistant robot Emotion detection Elderly 



This work was partly supported by the Spanish Government (RTI2018-095390-B-C31) and FCT—Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnología through the Post-Doc scholarship SFRH/BPD/102696/2014 (A. Costa) and UID/CEC/00319/2019.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Valencià d’Investigació en Intelligència Artificial (VRAIN)Universitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.ALGORITMI CentreUniversidade do MinhoBragaPortugal

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