In this poster, we propose the design of a multimodal robotic interaction mechanism that is intended to be used by Aphasics for storytelling. Through limited physical interaction, mild to moderate aphasic people can interact with a robot that may help them to be more active in their day to day activities. In our proposed design Aphasics interact with the iCat robot which recognizes and understands the gestures of Aphasics hereby enabling both of them to participate in a one to one interaction. This interaction helps Aphasics to share and reinforce their experience of storytelling and consequently helps them to reengage in their post-stroke life.
Author and article information
Abdullah Al Mahmud
Dept. of Industrial Design
Eindhoven University of Technology
Den Dolech 2, 5600 MB, Eindhoven