Japan-Sweden Academia-industry international collaboration: Challenges in developing a robotic assistive eating device for frail elderly's independent life

Jorge Solis, Ann Louise Lindborg, Miki Saijo, Yukio Takeda, Cheng Zhang, Ryuta Takeda

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    This project aims at making a mock-up of a multi grip tool for a robotic assistive device and a camera system which enable frail elderly to live more independently and to keep track of their food intake. The robot will be developed through user centered design with analyses of real use cases in Japan and Sweden. Thanks to the collaborating researchers with a strong applied research approach as well as the companies with a strong experience in engineering solutions in both the Japanese and Swedish teams, the functionalities of Bestic, an assistive eating device, could be enhanced for commercial use, and distributed to municipalities and to the general pub.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)61-65
    Number of pages5
    JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
    Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
    Event2017 Joint Workshop on Social Interaction and Multimodal Expression for Socially Intelligent Robots and the Workshop on the Barriers of Social Robotics Take-up by Society, WS-SIME+ Barriers of Social Robotics 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal
    Duration: 2017 Aug 282017 Sep 1



    • Eating assistive device
    • User centered design
    • User test

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Computer Science(all)

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