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In-situ design and development of a socially assistive robot for paediatric rehabilitation

F Martí Carrillo, J Butchart, S Knight, A Scheinberg, L Wise, L Sterling, C McCarthy

ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction | Published : 2017


We present the in-situ design and development of a general purpose social robot (NAO) as a therapeutic aid for paediatric rehabilitation. We describe our two-phase design approach, emphasising frequent patient/parent/therapist engagement and outline roles and requirements for our SAR prototype derived from this process. Our SAR prototype has now been deployed in the rehabilitation program of 9 patients with cerebral palsy, across 14 sessions where evaluation and iterative development is ongoing.


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