This paper describes the framework and research methods of the Health, Engineering, Art, Robots, & Technology (HEART) project, an interdisciplinary pilot project that develops new approaches for strengthening mental health and improving well-being for patients experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress using socially assistive robots. The project aims to increase motivation and strengthen mental health through collaborative drawing and painting with a robot. The project consists of a series of workshops conducted by robotics researchers and a visual artist in collaboration with an established program for high-functioning mental health patients facilitated by Arts in Health experts. Through the workshops, HEART aims to implement and promote arts and cultural activities designed to strengthen mental health and improve well-being through increased confidence, communication and social skills. This work contributes relevant insights towards the development and integration of socially assistive robots within health care and mental illness in non-medical/non-clinical contexts.
|Status||Udgivet - 2020|
|Begivenhed||ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction - Cambridge, Storbritannien|
Varighed: 23 mar. 2020 → 26 mar. 2020
Konferencens nummer: 15
|Konference||ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction|
|Periode||23/03/2020 → 26/03/2020|