Uncanny Valley Effect on Upper Limb Prosthetic Devices on the Ecuadorian Context: Study Proposal

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Abstract

The main objectives of rehabilitative treatment in the amputee patient are the psychophysical recovery of the patient through protetization and, finally, their socio-labor reintegration. To be able to measure the achievements obtained with the rehabilitative treatment we need to have objective assessment measures (functional assessment scales) that will allow the use of standard terminology. The objective of this study is to review various scales of assessment of the amputee. The scales have been classified as universal (Barthel Index, Pulses Profile, Functional Independence Measure, and Edinburg scale) and specific: for members (Enneking scale and Locomotion Score in Rheumatoid Arthritis) and for amputees (Day scale and the questionnaire Prosthetic Profile of the Amputee). This study seeks to discover the design parameters and the acceptance of the population that uses prosthetic devices and their environment (family, work and health personnel) towards new technologies in terms of prostheses to discover and understand the functioning of the Uncanny Valley in the Ecuadorian environment, to avoid falling into it. The results will be adequately delimited and tabulated by intelligent computer systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices
EditorsJay Kalra, Nancy J. Lightner
PublisherSpringer
Pages138-144
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030508371
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, and the International Conference on Human Factors in Aging and Special Needs, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 202020 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1205 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, and the International Conference on Human Factors in Aging and Special Needs, 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period16/07/2020/07/20

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Copyright:
Copyright 2020 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

Keywords

  • Anthropomorphism
  • Ecuador
  • Humanlikeness
  • Perception
  • Prosthesis
  • Sensation
  • Social acceptation
  • Uncanny valley
  • Upper limb

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