Social robots and therapeutic adherence: A new challenge in pediatric asthma?

Giuliana Ferrante, Gianpaolo Vitale, Amelia Licari, Laura Montalbano, Giovanni Pilato, Ignazio Infantino, Agnese Augello, Stefania La Grutta

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Social Robots are used in different contexts and, in healthcare, they are better known as Socially Assistive Robots. In the context of asthma, the use of Socially Assistive Robots has the potential to increase motivation and engagement to treatment. Other positive roles proposed for Socially Assistive Robots are to provide education, training regarding treatments, and feedback to patients. This review evaluates emerging interventions for improving treatment adherence in pediatric asthma, focusing on the possible future role of social robots in the clinical practice.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPaediatric Respiratory Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Social Assistive Robots
  • Human-Robot interaction
  • Therapeutic adherence
  • Pediatric asthma


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