Josephine R. Orejana's research while affiliated with University of Auckland and other places

Publications (2)

Conference Paper
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Older adults in rural communities who have chronic health conditions are often isolated from social support and medical clinics. Robots may be able to assist with day to day healthcare and provide companionship. This paper presents four case studies of older adults who had chronic health conditions in a rural community. They were given a healthcare...

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... Medical and home-based applications for healthcare robots are numerous and expanding. Current applications of healthcare robots include rehabilitation, patient transfers, mobility, prosthetics, obtaining patient vital signs, providing medication reminders, collecting patient medical data, and provision of healthcare education and information [3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]. Healthcare robots are also being developed for use with children who have developmental issues, have suffered an injury, or have acute or chronic medical conditions [15][16][17][18]. ...
... However, while the use of such technology offers great potential to improve clinical outcomes and the quality of life of people who need assistance, concerns about privacy, legal barriers as well as barriers to digital use among the older generation may increase the time to full adoption of smart technologies [83,84]. In addition, cultural barriers will likely result in unequal diffusion of robot use in elderly assistance over time [85,86]. ...