Assessing Feasibility of Cognitive Impairment Testing Using Social Robotic Technology Augmented with Affective Computing and Emotional State Detection Systems
It is great to share that members of Next2U, had the opportunity to contribute to the paper "Assessing Feasibility of Cognitive Impairment Testing Using Social Robotic Technology Augmented with Affective Computing and Emotional State Detection Systems".
The work marks a significant stride towards enhancing the quality of healthcare and support for individuals facing cognitive challenges.
What's it about: Social robots offer a promising solution for the diagnosis, treatment, and care of elderly dementia patients. This study aims to validate the use of the Pepper robot, equipped with systems to detect psychophysiological and affective states, in administering the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) test to older patients. The primary finding is that the Pepper robot, can effectively administer the MMSE, and a patient’s cognitive status does not impact their ability to interact with the social robot. Patients with mild cognitive impairment found the robot engaging. The willingness to interact with the robot, rather than user experience alone, plays a significant role in acceptability and engagement. This study showcases the potential of a new approach that could enhance human-machine interaction in administering cognitive tests through a social robot and a Computational Psychophysiology Module (CPM) in the future.
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