Electrodermal Activity: Explorations in the Psychophysiology of Engagement with Social Robots in Dementia
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PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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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. Electrodermal Activity: Explorations in the Psychophysiology of Engagement with Social Robots in Dementia
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CitationPerugia, G., Rodriguez-Martin, D., Diaz, M., Catala, A., Barakova, E., Rauterberg, M. Electrodermal Activity: Explorations in the Psychophysiology of Engagement with Social Robots in Dementia. A: IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication. "IEEE RO-MAN2017 : 26th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication : August 28-September 1, 2017 : Lisbon, Portugal". Lisboa: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017, p. 1248-1254.
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