Pepper (pictured) was the chosen robot. “Research in New Zealand showed that older adults are most comfortable with a robot of about 1.20 meters in height that has a screen”, says Boumans on the Radboudumc website.
Boumans’s research shows that few differences arise when a robot instead of a nurse handles standardized questionnaires. Healthcare professionals who were supported by a social robot were actually providing better care, according to patients.
Listen to the AI for Life Center’s podcast about this research via Spotify or Anchor.