Robotics and DisabilitiesBy Benedetti, Marco; Bernardini, Sara; Aiello, Luigia Carlucci; 2003 International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence, pp. 186-187
Publication Date: May 2004
Paper discusses a project conducted by the Instituto per la Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica (IRST) in Trento, Italy, which aims to create an in-home personal assistant for people who are older and who have disabilities. The project aims to create a personal assistant made up of software systems, intelligent sensors, and mobile robots that work together to provide a sense of autonomy and independence among people with physical limitations. The IRST researchers discuss how multidisciplinary approaches, including advanced research and technology and data from people with disabilities can allow them to reach their project goals.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Technology for Successful Aging (RERC-Tech-Aging) (Website:http://www.phhp.ufl.edu/centers/rerc.htm)