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Development of IoT Robotic Devices for Elderly Care to Measure Daily Activities

  • Yoshio MatsumotoEmail author
  • Kunihiro Ogata
  • Isamu Kajitani
  • Keiko Homma
  • Yujin Wakita
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11582)

Abstract

Various robotic devices for elderly care have been developed and commercialized in Japan. However, the introduction of such devices to the society has not been enough. One of the major reasons for this is that it is still not clear how we can best make use of them. In other words, we still do not have sufficient knowledge and evidences of such devices in the viewpoint of the benefit. Therefore, we started a project in which IoT (sensing and data communication) functions are embedded in the robotic devices to measure the activity of the users; how, when, where they are utilized by whom. It is also important to record the activities of caregivers. By utilizing developed devices, the activity data of elderly people in care facilities can be collected and analyzed in order to investigate the effective ways of device utilization. We are also using the receipt data of long-term care insurance to investigate the effect of welfare devices (including some of the robotic devices) covered by the insurance. Quantitative benefits of utilizing welfare devices in the viewpoint of the outcome in care will be shown.

Keywords

Evaluation Robotic devices for nursing care Big data Outcome in care 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshio Matsumoto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kunihiro Ogata
    • 1
  • Isamu Kajitani
    • 1
  • Keiko Homma
    • 1
  • Yujin Wakita
    • 1
  1. 1.Human Augmentation Research CenterNational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)KashiwaJapan

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