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A Socially Assistive Robot That Can Monitor Affect of the Elderly During Mealtime Assistance1

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Derek McColl

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,
University of Toronto,
Toronto, ON M5R 0A3, Canada

Goldie Nejat

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering,
University of Toronto,
Toronto, ON M5R 0A3, Canada;
Toronto Rehabilitation Institute,
Toronto, ON M5R 0A3, Canada

Accepted and presented at the Design of Medical Devices Conference (DMD2014), Minneapolis, MN, April 7-10, 2014. DOI: 10.1115/1.4027109

Manuscript received February 21, 2014; final manuscript received March 3, 2014; published online July 21, 2014. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 8(3), 030941 (Jul 21, 2014) (2 pages) Paper No: MED-14-1115; doi: 10.1115/1.4027109 History: Received February 21, 2014; Revised March 03, 2014

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Fig. 1

Brian 2.1 and an elderly user during meal eating

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Fig. 2

Automated affective body language estimation system architecture



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