A qualitative survey on challenges and use-cases for robotic assistants in nursing care

Pascal Gliesche, Christian Kowalski, Tobias Krahn, Sandra Drolshagen, Andreas Hein and Max Pfingsthorn
Robots for Assisted Living - IROS'2018 Workshop
Nursing care robotics applications address one of the biggest humanitarian challenges of the future. Shortages of nursing staff and a growing need for nursing care due to an ag- ing population require innovative technological solutions. How- ever, a significant effort has to be made to achieve acceptance of such solutions, both from patients and caregivers. In this extended abstract, preliminary results of a qualitative survey of nursing care professionals on challenges and requirements for robotic assistants is presented. Specifically, six assistance scenarios are detailed where care professionals see the most benefit of such assistance. These scenarios serve as a guide for further exploratory development within the German federal Innovation Center of nursing care (Pflegeinnovationszentrum, PIZ).
10 / 2018