WS37 - Aging Track: Smart and Robotic Homes

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm
Newberry/ Ascot
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This workshop will highlight research and development focused on smart and robotic technologies to facilitate aging in place.  With an emphasis on evidence-based design, participants will discuss ongoing work aimed at understanding user needs, evaluating effectiveness of current technologies and development of the next generation of smart and robotic technologies.  Specific topics include problems experienced in routine home activities by people aging with disability, limitations of current smart home systems designed to meet the needs of older adults, development of autonomous and collaborative robot assistants and smart bathroom technologies to facilitate toilet transfers.

Jon Sanford, Wendy Rogers, Brian Jones, Ariel Kapusta