Towards Enhancing Communication Between Caregiver Teams and Elderly Patients in Emergency Situations

Syed Atif Mehdi, Artem Avtandilov, Shah Rukh Humayoun, Karsten Berns

Abstract

The paper presents a framework developed for facilitating care giver staff to interact with an elderly person in an emergency situation alone at home. The framework uses an autonomous mobile robot (ARTOS) as a communication medium in the home environment to establish a communication channel. The novel idea in this work is to facilitate emergency responding teams by also providing them access and control over the robot through mobile devices. The user evaluation study of the developed framework demonstrates the effective usability of the system even by users having no prior experience or training.

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Atif Mehdi S., Avtandilov A., Rukh Humayoun S. and Berns K. (2015). Towards Enhancing Communication Between Caregiver Teams and Elderly Patients in Emergency Situations . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AgeingWell, ISBN 978-989-758-102-1, pages 118-126. DOI: 10.5220/0005492401180126


in Bibtex Style

@conference{ict4ageingwell15,
author={Syed Atif Mehdi and Artem Avtandilov and Shah Rukh Humayoun and Karsten Berns},
title={Towards Enhancing Communication Between Caregiver Teams and Elderly Patients in Emergency Situations},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AgeingWell,},
year={2015},
pages={118-126},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005492401180126},
isbn={978-989-758-102-1},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AgeingWell,
TI - Towards Enhancing Communication Between Caregiver Teams and Elderly Patients in Emergency Situations
SN - 978-989-758-102-1
AU - Atif Mehdi S.
AU - Avtandilov A.
AU - Rukh Humayoun S.
AU - Berns K.
PY - 2015
SP - 118
EP - 126
DO - 10.5220/0005492401180126