Electrodermal activity: Explorations in the psychophysiology of engagement with social robots in dementia

Giulia Perugia, Daniel Rodriguez-Martin, Marta DIaz Boladeras, Andreu Catala Mallofre, Emilia Barakova, Matthias Rauterberg

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    Abstract

    The study of engagement is central to improve the quality of care and provide people with dementia with meaningful activities. Current assessment techniques of engagement for people with dementia rely exclusively on behavior observation. However, novel unobtrusive sensing technologies, capable of tracking psychological states during activities, can provide us with a deeper layer of knowledge about engagement. We compared the engagement of persons with dementia involved in two playful activities, a game-based cognitive stimulation and a robot-based free play, using observational rating scales and electrodermal activity (EDA). Results highlight significant differences in observational rating scales and EDA between the two activities and several significant correlations between the items of observational rating scales of engagement and affect, and EDA features.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRO-MAN 2017 - 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    Pages1248-1254
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)9781538635186
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2017
    Event26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2017) - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 28 Aug 20171 Sep 2017
    Conference number: 26
    http://www.ro-man2017.org/site/

    Conference

    Conference26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2017)
    Abbreviated titleRO-MAN 2017
    CountryPortugal
    CityLisbon
    Period28/08/171/09/17
    OtherHuman-Robot Collaboration and Human Assistance for an Improved Quality of Life
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