Cognitive training

Cognitive System Framework for Brain-Training Exercise based on Human-Robot Interaction

Every 3 seconds someone develops dementia worldwide.Brain-training exercises, preferably involving also physical activity, have shown their potential to monitor and improve the brain function of people affected by Alzheimer Disease (AD) or Mild …

Natural teaching of robot-assisted rearranging exercises for cognitive training

Social Assistive Robots are a powerful tool to be used in patients’ cognitive training. The purpose of this study is to evaluate a new methodology to enable caregivers to teach cognitive exercises to the robot in an easy and natural way. We build …

Learning Robot Policies Using a High-Level Abstraction Persona-Behaviour Simulator

Collecting data in Human-Robot Interaction for training learning agents might be a hard task to accomplish. This is especially true when the target users are older adults with dementia since this usually requires hours of interactions and puts quite …

Robot interaction adaptation for healthcare assistance

Assitive robotics is one of the big players in the technological revolution we are living in. Expectations are extremely high but the reality is a bit more modest. We present here two realistic initiatives towards the introduction of assistive robots …

Deciding the different robot roles for patient cognitive training

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) and Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) represent a major challenge for health systems within the aging population. New and better instruments will be crucial to assess the disease severity and progression, as well as to improve …