Say hello to my little friend! Taking perspective on the use of social robots for hospitalized children.

Vincent Peters*, Gabriëla Zoutkamp, Frans Nowacki, Jan Erik Bunt

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Abstract

Social robots are increasingly applied in healthcare given their wide range of applications. This study investigates the advantages and disadvantages of employing a social robot in the daily care for hospitalized children. We captured the opinions of healthcare professionals, patients, and parents regarding the use of such a robot. Our results show that a social robot can serve multiple purposes like being a companion to provide comfort, to reduce anxiety and pain, to increase motivation and joy, and also to teach and coach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th EurOMA Conference
Subtitle of host publicationManaging the “New Normal”: The Future of Operations and Supply Chain Management in Unprecedented Times
Place of PublicationSussex
Number of pages9
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
EventManaging the “new normal”: The future of Operations and Supply Chain Management in unprecedented times: 28th EurOMa conference - Berlin, Germany
Duration: 4 Jul 20217 Jul 2021

Conference

ConferenceManaging the “new normal”: The future of Operations and Supply Chain Management in unprecedented times
Country/TerritoryGermany
CityBerlin
Period4/07/217/07/21

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