Each year, trauma accidents generate about five million deaths worldwide. Additionally, these accidents increase the number of people with disabilities in their most productive years. This is a problem that represents social and economic impacts on families. Most of these accidents occur due to a lack of information about prevention. Low-income and middle-income countries are especially affected because here there are no programs to provide information about trauma accident prevention. This document details the development of a robotic assistant to support the process of teaching about accident prevention in different scenarios: prevention of transit accidents (to be hit by a car) as well as prevention of home accidents (burns and intoxications). This assistant is equipped with an audiovisual user-friendly interface for the child and teacher to be used at initial schools. It is focused to teach children from ages three-six years old. The experiment's results show that the information provided by the robotic assistant during the teaching process is retained by the children over a long time. This methodology provides a more interactive teaching process compared to traditional methods. The design, developing, implementation, experiments, results, and conclusions are detailed below.
|Title of host publication||2020 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2020|
|Publisher||Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2020|
|Event||2020 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2020 - Las Vegas, United States|
Duration: 4 Jan 2020 → 6 Jan 2020
|Name||Digest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics|
|Conference||2020 IEEE International Conference on Consumer Electronics, ICCE 2020|
|Period||4/01/20 → 6/01/20|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The authors would like to thank CEDIA for the provided financial support for the developing and presentation of this project. Additionally, the authors would like to thank the “La Cometa" kindergarten for allowing the development of these experiments with children who belong to the institution.
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