Literary enhancement and physical therapy among children using robotics

Savan Patel, Lisha Malkani, Adrian Celiz, Tanay Shah, Bryan Pfister

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Abstract

The purpose of this project is to program a robot that will interact with disabled children by reading stories and having physical therapy routines. The processes currently used to engage children in reading and exercising are monotonous and visually displeasing. A commercial robot, RS Media, manufactured by WowWee Corp., was selected because of its instructiveness, mobility, aesthetics, and programmability. The goal is ultimately to use Linux-based programming to create programs that include text-to-speech software for storytelling and using robot body movements with text-to-speech to create exciting physical therapy routines. The scope of this project is to enhance literacy and physical therapy (exercise) by using this robot as a motivation factor among children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2012
Pages341-342
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 29 2012
Event38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2012 - Philadelphia, PA, United States
Duration: Mar 16 2012Mar 18 2012

Publication series

Name2012 38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2012

Other

Other38th Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference, NEBEC 2012
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia, PA
Period3/16/123/18/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering

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