オバヤシ カズコ   OBAYASHI, Kazuko
  尾林 和子
福祉経営学部 医療・福祉マネジメント学科
教授
言語種別 英語
発行・発表の年月 2020/07
形態種別 学術雑誌
査読 査読あり
標題 Can connected technologies improve sleep quality and safety of older adults and
care-givers? An evaluation study of sleep monitors and communicative robots at
a residential care home in Japan
執筆形態 共同
掲載誌名 Technology in Society
掲載区分国外
出版社・発行元 Technology in Society
担当範囲 Order of Authors
著者・共著者 Kazuko Obayashi, Naonori Kodate, SHIGERU MASUYAMA
概要 A sheet-shaped body vibrometer (SBV) is a type of assistive technology which offers a constant and noninvasive
method of recording and monitoring the physical condition and sleep patterns of care recipients. With the aim of
creating a safer environment for both care recipients and caregivers, we connected the SBV to a communicative robot
(com-robot), to function as an integrated system. The robot has a sensor which activates when a care recipient tries to
stand up, whereupon it sends an alert to care staff and speaks to the care recipient. The combined technologies offer
an enhanced sense of security, as they watch over older people during the night, visualise sleep patterns and alert
care staff. As proof of concept, this study examines the usefulness of this connected system by testing its
effectiveness among two types of users (care recipients and professionals) in a residential care home in Japan. For
the former, sleep parameters were investigated to see if there was any change over time in and impact on an older
person’s quality of life. As a measurement of quality of life, the interRAI method was used as a comprehensive
assessment tool, based on which a care plan was also created for each care recipient.
researchmap用URL https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2020.101318