A Multidisciplinary Team Program of Research with Interactive Nurse Robots to Enhance Elderly Health

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156344
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Presentation
Title:
A Multidisciplinary Team Program of Research with Interactive Nurse Robots to Enhance Elderly Health
Abstract:
A Multidisciplinary Team Program of Research with Interactive Nurse Robots to Enhance Elderly Health
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Nies, Mary A., RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAHB
P.I. Institution Name:State University of New York at Stony Brook
Title:Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Research in Community Health
Co-Authors:Goldie Nejat, PhD; Yiyuan Sun, DNSc, RN and Thomas R. Sexton, PhD
[Research Presentation] Purpose: In this presentation we describe the development of a nursing and engineering collaboration to use robots to improve health outcomes for elderly individuals. Background: Recently, assistive robots have been developed for individual stimulation and companionship. Studies have suggested that individuals respond positively to their robotic companions. However, little is known about the attitudes, acceptance, use, and the effects of robots on health outcomes in the health care setting. The current and future advancements in information technologies demand a unique partnership between nursing and engineering to develop clinically relevant interactive robots. Approach:áAácommunity of scholars multidisciplinary approach is needed to improveáindividual outcomes in the health care setting. The Nursing-Engineering collaborative approach was inspired by an aging population, shortages in nursing staffs, and an ever-changing public expectation of the health system. Our multidisciplinary team will help to eliminate biases created by an individual specialty: (a) inadequate training and orientation for individuals; (b) inappropriate match of assistive device to a person's need; (c) unmanageable designs; and (d) failure to realize that assistive technology involves more than just giving a person a device. Conclusions: Although nurses are uniquely well-prepared to provide health care,áindividual needs are better addressed from multiple perspectives. Technology offers creative options that mainstream healthcare often fails to consider. The nursing-engineering collaborative approach enhances the inherent strengths of research contribution made by both sides of the collaborative arrangement and will improve quality and efficiency of care. The work is mutually stimulating for both disciplines since the robots are new and novel for nursing and the measurement of health outcomes is new to engineering.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Multidisciplinary Team Program of Research with Interactive Nurse Robots to Enhance Elderly Healthen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156344-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Multidisciplinary Team Program of Research with Interactive Nurse Robots to Enhance Elderly Health</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nies, Mary A., RN, PhD, FAAN, FAAHB</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">State University of New York at Stony Brook</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Research in Community Health</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mary.nies@stonybrook.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Goldie Nejat, PhD; Yiyuan Sun, DNSc, RN and Thomas R. Sexton, PhD</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: In this presentation we describe the development of a nursing and engineering collaboration to use robots to improve health outcomes for elderly individuals. Background: Recently, assistive robots have been developed for individual stimulation and companionship. Studies have suggested that individuals respond positively to their robotic companions. However, little is known about the attitudes, acceptance, use, and the effects of robots on health outcomes in the health care setting. The current and future advancements in information technologies demand a unique partnership between nursing and engineering to develop clinically relevant interactive robots. Approach:&aacute;A&aacute;community of scholars multidisciplinary approach is needed to improve&aacute;individual outcomes in the health care setting. The Nursing-Engineering collaborative approach was inspired by an aging population, shortages in nursing staffs, and an ever-changing public expectation of the health system. Our multidisciplinary team will help to eliminate biases created by an individual specialty: (a) inadequate training and orientation for individuals; (b) inappropriate match of assistive device to a person's need; (c) unmanageable designs; and (d) failure to realize that assistive technology involves more than just giving a person a device. Conclusions: Although nurses are uniquely well-prepared to provide health care,&aacute;individual needs are better addressed from multiple perspectives. Technology offers creative options that mainstream healthcare often fails to consider. The nursing-engineering collaborative approach enhances the inherent strengths of research contribution made by both sides of the collaborative arrangement and will improve quality and efficiency of care. The work is mutually stimulating for both disciplines since the robots are new and novel for nursing and the measurement of health outcomes is new to engineering.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:41:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:41:27Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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