Using Ozires, a Humanoid Robot, to Continuing Education of Healthcare Workers: A Pilot Study

Bráulio Roberto Gonçalves Marinho Couto, André Luiz Silva Alvim, Isabela Lorena Alfenas da Silva, Mário Marcos Brito Horta, Joaquim José da Cunha Júnior, Carlos Ernesto Ferreira Starling

Abstract

Continuing education of health professionals in relation to hand hygiene practices or other issues is a challenge for health services. How to take a healthcare worker from his work sector, for example, Intensive Care Units (ICUs) or Operating Room, to give him classes and lectures? Here we investigated whether or not it is possible to adapt a toy robot as a tool to continuous education of healthcare workers in the context of hand hygiene compliance, a big problem for hospital infection. We got to adapt the MeccaNoid G15KS, a toy programmable robot named Ozires, as an instrument of health training to improve the compliance with hand hygiene. The robot was adapted with mini projector, spy camera, an automatic alcohol hand sanitizer dispenser, a cell phone and a cell phone support and an audio amplifier. Ozires, accompanied by infection control practitioners, performs short video-lecture presentations and own reports of the institution's data regarding infections and the hand hygiene rate, working from 10 to 15 minutes in each target sector. After the insertion of Ozires in three ICUs, the hand hygiene rate increased from about 36%, between January and July, to 65% in August-November/2016.

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Roberto Gonçalves Marinho Couto B., Silva Alvim A., Alfenas da Silva I., Brito Horta M., da Cunha Júnior J. and Ferreira Starling C. (2017). Using Ozires, a Humanoid Robot, to Continuing Education of Healthcare Workers: A Pilot Study . In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-240-0, pages 293-299. DOI: 10.5220/0006312302930299


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@conference{csedu17,
author={Bráulio Roberto Gonçalves Marinho Couto and André Luiz Silva Alvim and Isabela Lorena Alfenas da Silva and Mário Marcos Brito Horta and Joaquim José da Cunha Júnior and Carlos Ernesto Ferreira Starling},
title={Using Ozires, a Humanoid Robot, to Continuing Education of Healthcare Workers: A Pilot Study},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2017},
pages={293-299},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006312302930299},
isbn={978-989-758-240-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - Using Ozires, a Humanoid Robot, to Continuing Education of Healthcare Workers: A Pilot Study
SN - 978-989-758-240-0
AU - Roberto Gonçalves Marinho Couto B.
AU - Silva Alvim A.
AU - Alfenas da Silva I.
AU - Brito Horta M.
AU - da Cunha Júnior J.
AU - Ferreira Starling C.
PY - 2017
SP - 293
EP - 299
DO - 10.5220/0006312302930299