Utilización de robots animales en cuidados de las demencias

Abstract.Background: Behavioral problems may affect individuals with dementia, increasing the cost and burden of care. Pet therapy has been known to be emotionally beneficial for many years. Robotic pets have been shown to have similar positive effects without the negative aspects of traditional pets. Robotic pet therapy offers an alternative to traditional pet therapy.Objective: The…

The Influence of a Socially Assistive Robot on Mood, Anxiety, and Arousal in Children

Socially assistive robots (SARs) represent a promising resource for efforts to improve children’s mental health and alleviate suffering on a large scale. However, the effects of SARs on clinically relevant domains are not yet well established. Our goal was therefore to provide a proof-of-concept demonstration of the capacity for SARs to alleviate clinically relevant symptoms…