JUST TELL ME: A Robot-assisted E-health Solution for People with Lower-extremity Disability

Alexander Coutras, Omar Obidat, Michelle Zhu, Weitian Wang

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Abstract

Robotics technology has been increasingly applied to healthcare contexts to enhance efficiency and safety in healthcare processes in recent years. People with mobility impairments and disabilities often require caretakers in their lives. Fortunately, robots can provide attention and assistance consistently for them instead of human caretakers. Motivated by this, we develop a robot-assisted e-health solution to empower the patients' daily lives and improve their wellbeing in this study. A transfer learning-based approach is proposed to train the robot to understand and identify patients' needs through a small dataset. Using the proposed approach, the robot is able to understand the patient's needs through speech recognition and recognize objects that the patient has requested. The proposed solution is experimentally implemented in real-world human-robot interactive healthcare contexts. Results and analysis indicate the success and accuracy of our approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2023 9th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications, ICARA 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages139-144
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665489218
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023
Event9th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications, ICARA 2023 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 10 Feb 202312 Feb 2023

Publication series

Name2023 9th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications, ICARA 2023

Conference

Conference9th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Applications, ICARA 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period10/02/2312/02/23

Keywords

  • E-health
  • Robotics
  • computer vision
  • healthcare informatics systems
  • human-robot interaction
  • mobility impairments

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