Potential Health Benefit of Physical Embodiment in Elderly Counselling: A Longitudinal Case Study

Soheil Keshmiri, Hidenobu Sumioka, Masataka Okubo, Ryuji Yamazaki Skov, Aya Nakae, Hiroshi Ishiguro

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Abstract

We present results of a case study on effect of humanoid in comparison with voice-only communication on frontal brain activity of elderly adults. Our results indicate that use of humanoid induces an increase in frontal brain activity. Additionally, these results imply an increase in their salivary Immunoglobulin A (sIgA) Antibody, thereby suggesting physical embodiment as a potential health factor in communication with elderly individuals. Such increases in hormonal as well as frontal brain activity, as observed in healthy condition, suggest the potential that physical embodiment can offer to the solution concept of sustaining the process of cognitive decline associated with aging and its consequential diseases such as Alzheimer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1026-1032
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781538666500
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 16
Event2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018 - Miyazaki, Japan
Duration: 2018 Oct 72018 Oct 10

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018
CountryJapan
CityMiyazaki
Period18/10/718/10/10

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Health Informatics
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction

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Keshmiri, S., Sumioka, H., Okubo, M., Yamazaki Skov, R., Nakae, A., & Ishiguro, H. (2019). Potential Health Benefit of Physical Embodiment in Elderly Counselling: A Longitudinal Case Study. In Proceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018 (pp. 1026-1032). [8616179] (Proceedings - 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, SMC 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SMC.2018.00183