PlayROB - Robot-Assisted Playing for Children with Severe Physical Disabilities

Barbara Prazak-Aram, Stefan Mina, Michael Meindl, Gernot Kronreif, Martin Kornfeld, Martin Fürst

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    From a developmental and educational perspective, play is a "natural" way in which children learn in an enjoyable manner. This paper aims to describe one possible contribution of selected robotics technology and automation for making toys available to children with severe physical disabilities. This work is mainly based on a qualitative study which is aimed to analyse how children with physical disabilities play in comparsion with normal children. One particular result of this study is a dedicated robot system which supports children with the above mentioned disabilities for interaction with standard toys being realized by ARC Seibersdorf research GmbH. Besides of a description of the robot system the paper gives first results from user trials and outlines future development.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICORR 2005 IEEE 9th International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: Frontiers of the Human-Machine Interface
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventICORR 2005 -
    Duration: 1 Jan 2005 → …


    ConferenceICORR 2005
    Period1/01/05 → …

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