A Home Healthcare System with Communication Robot Technologies – Development of Experimental Systems and in-Home Verification Experiments by Older Persons
Kengo Toda*, Mutsuhisa Fujioka*, Atsuhiro Fujii**,
Shigeki Okawa**, Junri Shinohara*, Shinji Tanaka***,
Takayuki Nakamura***, and Takayuki Furuta*
*Future Robotics Technology Center (fuRo)
**Chiba Institute of Technology (C.I.T), 2-17-1 Tsudanuma, Narashino, Chiba 275-0016, Japan
***Sekisui House, Ltd.
We have been researching and developing a Home Health-Care System (H2CS) using Communication Robot Technologies (CRT) that supports a worry-free home life for older persons. Through a communication robot with voice interaction, a Graphical User Interface (GUI) and a chair with built-in health data sensing devices, the system determines the user’s state of health from the results of blood-pressure, body temperature, weight and information obtained by a medical interview. Users and their physicians can study and share this information. One of the system’s most problems is continuous measurement, so we target a H2CS thatmotivates and supports older users tomaintain their daily routines through communication robot technologies. The experimental system and its confirmation experiments are detailed in the sections that follow.
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