Rehabilitation Care and Social Robotics

Bison code: L.28389 (for GT: L.28159)

The ‘SoCial rOboTs to support rehabilitation Training and improve healthcare deliverY’ (SCOTTY) project is a collaboration between Roessingh Research and Development (NL), Blue Companion (FR) and Roessingh, center of rehabilitation (NL). It aims to develop functionalities for the Pepper Robot, to  implement it in rehabilitation care and to evaluate the effects of this implementation. Next to the cross-border collaboration between SMEs in France and the Netherlands, the SCOTTY Project will stimulate the transfer of technology from the gaming or entertainment industry to the healthcare domain and solve the question: “How can social robots contribute to the training, monitoring and socializing of hospitalized patients in a rehabilitation center?”. To overcome implementation hurdles the SCOTTY project will also work towards novel value propositions, business models and exploitation plans for durable implementation of social robots within rehabilitation care. The first two months of the project focuses on defining the use cases. During multiple co-design sessions with key stakeholders the scenarios and content of the interactions between the robot and the patients are defined. The next steps are implementing the use cases, defining the study protocol that outlines the usability testing, the assessment of technology acceptance, as well as the evaluation of the potential clinical effect of the robot in rehabilitation care.

Cluster: Health & Technology

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):