Development of dementia care training system based on augmented reality and whole body wearable tactile sensor

Tomoki Hiramatsu, Masaya Kamei, Daiji Inoue, Akihiro Kawamura, Qi An, Ryo Kurazume

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Abstract

This study develops a training system for a multimodal comprehensive care methodology for dementia patients called Humanitude. Humanitude has attracted much attention as a gentle and effective care technique. It consists of four main techniques, namely, eye contact, verbal communication, touch, and standing up, and more than 150 care elements. Learning Humanitude thus requires much time. To provide an effective training system for Humanitude, we develop a training system that realizes sensing and interaction simultaneously by combining a real entity and augmented reality technology. To imitate the interaction between a patient and a caregiver, we superimpose a three-dimensional CG model of a patient's face onto the head of a soft doll using augmented reality technology. Touch information such as position and force is sensed using the whole body wearable tactile sensor developed to quantify touch skills. This training system enables the evaluation of eye contact and touch skills simultaneously. We build a prototype of the proposed training system and evaluate the usefulness of the system in public lectures.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2020
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages4148-4154
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728162126
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 24 2020
Event2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2020 - Las Vegas, United States
Duration: Oct 24 2020Jan 24 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
ISSN (Print)2153-0858
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0866

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IROS 2020
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas
Period10/24/201/24/21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Science Applications

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