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What a robotic companion could do for a diabetic child

(2014) IEEE RO-MAN. In IEEE RO-MAN p.936-941
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Being a child with diabetes is challenging: apart from the emotional difficulties of dealing with the disease, there are multiple physical aspects that need to be dealt with on a daily basis. Furthermore, as the children grow older, it becomes necessary to self-manage their condition without the explicit supervision of parents or carers. This process requires that the children overcome a steep learning curve. Previous work hypothesized that a robot could provide a supporting role in this process. In this paper, we characterise this potential support in greater detail through a structured collection of perspectives from all stakeholders, namely the diabetic children, their siblings and parents, and the healthcare professionals involved in their diabetes education and care. A series of brain-storming sessions were conducted with 22 families with a diabetic child (32 children and 38 adults in total) to explore areas in which they expected that a robot could provide support and/or assistance. These perspectives were then reviewed, validated and extended by healthcare professionals to provide a medical grounding. The results of these analyses suggested a number of specific functions that a companion robot could fulfil to support diabetic children in their daily lives.
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CHALLENGES, DAWN YOUTH

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Baroni, I et al. “What a Robotic Companion Could Do for a Diabetic Child.” Ieee Ro-man. NEW YORK: IEEE, 2014. 936–941. Print.
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Baroni, I., Nalin, M., Baxter, P., Pozzi, C., Oleari, E., Sanna, A., & Belpaeme, T. (2014). What a robotic companion could do for a diabetic child. IEEE RO-MAN (pp. 936–941). Presented at the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (IEEE RO-MAN), NEW YORK: IEEE.
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Baroni, I, M Nalin, P Baxter, C Pozzi, E Oleari, A Sanna, and Tony Belpaeme. 2014. “What a Robotic Companion Could Do for a Diabetic Child.” In Ieee Ro-man, 936–941. NEW YORK: IEEE.
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Baroni, I, M Nalin, P Baxter, C Pozzi, E Oleari, A Sanna, and Tony Belpaeme. 2014. “What a Robotic Companion Could Do for a Diabetic Child.” In Ieee Ro-man, 936–941. NEW YORK: IEEE.
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Baroni I, Nalin M, Baxter P, Pozzi C, Oleari E, Sanna A, et al. What a robotic companion could do for a diabetic child. IEEE RO-MAN. NEW YORK: IEEE; 2014. p. 936–41.
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I. Baroni et al., “What a robotic companion could do for a diabetic child,” in IEEE RO-MAN, Heriot Watt Univ, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND, 2014, pp. 936–941.
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  abstract     = {Being a child with diabetes is challenging: apart from the emotional difficulties of dealing with the disease, there are multiple physical aspects that need to be dealt with on a daily basis. Furthermore, as the children grow older, it becomes necessary to self-manage their condition without the explicit supervision of parents or carers. This process requires that the children overcome a steep learning curve. Previous work hypothesized that a robot could provide a supporting role in this process. In this paper, we characterise this potential support in greater detail through a structured collection of perspectives from all stakeholders, namely the diabetic children, their siblings and parents, and the healthcare professionals involved in their diabetes education and care. A series of brain-storming sessions were conducted with 22 families with a diabetic child (32 children and 38 adults in total) to explore areas in which they expected that a robot could provide support and/or assistance. These perspectives were then reviewed, validated and extended by healthcare professionals to provide a medical grounding. The results of these analyses suggested a number of specific functions that a companion robot could fulfil to support diabetic children in their daily lives.},
  author       = {Baroni, I and Nalin, M and Baxter, P and Pozzi, C and Oleari, E and Sanna, A and Belpaeme, Tony},
  booktitle    = {IEEE RO-MAN},
  isbn         = {978-1-4799-6765-0},
  issn         = {1944-9445},
  keywords     = {CHALLENGES,DAWN YOUTH},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Heriot Watt Univ, Edinburgh, SCOTLAND},
  pages        = {936--941},
  publisher    = {IEEE},
  title        = {What a robotic companion could do for a diabetic child},
  year         = {2014},
}

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