CLINICAL VALIDATION

Science and Inrobics

SOCIAL ROBOTICS

The Science Behind Inrobics

An evidence-based solution through clinical validation and Inrobics technology.

OUR DATA

Clinical Applications:

7

 INSTITUTIONS

>400

USERS

>50

CLINICAL PROFESSIONALS

7

INSTITUTIONS

>400

USERS

>50

CLINICAL PROFESSIONALS

>700

SESSIONS

13

PUBLICATIONS

2

DOCTORAL THESES

>700

SESSIONS

13

 PUBLICATIONS

2

DOCTORAL THESES

NAO THERAPIST

01. Clinical study

01

Evaluation of Child-Robot Interaction with the NAOTherapist Platform in Pediatric Rehabilitation

Following a study involving over 120 children and rehabilitation sessions using the Inrobics platform, it was demonstrated that no human intervention is required during the session. Surveys conducted revealed that participants enjoyed playing with the robot, felt motivated, and engaged in the process. In fact, even when encountering difficulties in achieving a certain posture, they persisted and kept trying. Videos of pediatric patients included in the research show the significant effort exerted during the session, uninhibited behavior, and active commitment while interacting with the robot.

Authors:

José Carlos Pulido, José Carlos González, Cristina Suárez-Mejías, Antonio Bandera, Pablo Bustos, Fernando Fernández.

Date

April 8, 2017

Center

Hospital Universitario Vírgen del Rocío

No. of participants

Children without pathologies 117
Children with pathologies 3.

Pathology

PCI PDO Cerebral Palsy, obstetric brachial palsy

Using Robots to Promote Leg Movement Training in Infants

Early interactions have the potential to positively influence infants’ movement patterns. This work developed and validated a contactless interaction system between infants and assistive social robots using imitation in response to NAO robot movements. Out of the 12 participants, 9 learned leg movements using this technique. The infants appeared attentive and did not express discomfort. To our knowledge, this article addresses the first interaction of assistive social robots with infants.

Assisted Child-Robot Interaction

02. Clinical study

02

Autors:

Naomi T. Fitter, Rebecca Funke, José Carlos Pulido,Lauren E. Eisenman, Weiyang Deng, Marcelo R. Rosales, Nina S.  Bradley, Barbara Sargent, Beth A. Smith y Maja J. Mataric

Date

April 18, 2019

Center

University of Southern California

No. of participants

12 participating babies

Pathology

Typical development vs. Atypical.

SOCIAL Robotics

03. Clinical study

03

An Assistive Social Robotics Platform for Upper Limb Rehabilitation. A Longitudinal Study with Pediatric Patients

A study that demonstrates that patients who participated in the program improved their motor skills after a four-month training compared to a conventional treatment where no improvements were detected. This result was particularly evident in patients who attended all their scheduled sessions. Relatives felt that patients performed the exercises better than before training with the robot.

Autors:

José Carlos Pulido, Cristina Suárez-Mejías, José Carlos González, Álvaro Dueñas Ruiz, Patricia Ferrand Ferri, María Encarnación Martínez Sahuquillo, Carmen Echevarría Ruiz De Vargas, Pedro Infante-Cossio, Carlos Luis Parra Calderón y Fernando Fernández.

Date

June 2019

Center

Hospital Universitario Vírgen del Rocío

No. of participants

8 pediatric patients

Pathology

PCI PDO Cerebral Palsy, obstetric brachial palsy

Upper Limb Training Based on Assistive Social Robotics: A Case Study in Pediatric Neurological Disability

The humanoid robot NAO appears to be viable for administering and guiding an upper limb training program in pediatric neurological patients as a complement to conventional therapies.

Assistive Social Robotics

04. Clinical study

04

Autors:

Miriam Salas Monederoa, Elisa López Dolado, Yolanda Pérez Borrego, Angel Gil Agudo,
José Carlos Pulido, Ana de los Reyes Guzmán.

Date

April 2023

Center

Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos de Toledo.

No. of participants

10 patients participated (paraplegia and tetraplegia)

Pathology

Spinal cord injury

Humanoid Robot

05. Clinical study

05

Improvement in Upper Limb Fluidity and Efficiency in Pediatric Patients with Spinal Cord Injuries after Training with Robic, the Humanoid Robot

The outcomes following 10 sessions using the Inrobics platform with 10 patients with spinal cord injuries demonstrated that arm training contributes to enhancing motor learning of a specific task. Additionally, the study reveals a reduction in abrupt movements associated with upper limb motor control.

Autors:

Miriam Salas-Monedero, Víctor Cereijo-Herranz, Ana DelosReyes-Guzmán, Yolanda Pérez-Borrego, Angel Gil-Agudo, Fuensanta García-Martín, José-Carlos Pulido-Pascual y Elisa López-Dolado.

Date

April 13, 2023

Center

Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos de Toledo.

No. of participants

10 patients participated (paraplegia and tetraplegia)

Pathology

Spinal cord injury (paraplegia and tetraplegia)