Klein, Barbara Prof. Dr. (English Version)

Professor for Organisation und Management in Social Work

    • 2015 Visiting Professor, Osaka University, Japan
    • 2013-2016 Visiting Professor, Northumbria University, Newcastle , UK
    • Since 2012 Head of the research group “Assistive Technologies”
    • Since 2012 Co-ordinator of the Independent Living Centre at Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (www.frankfurt-university.de/en/independent_living

    Current research focus and projects

    • Assistive technologies, emotional and social robots in the healthcare sector:
      application fields, acceptance, usability, ethical issues
    • Innovation and service development in the healthcare sector
    • Organisation and Management in social work
    • I-Supported Bath Robots – I-SUPPORT (HORIZON 2020. PHC 10-2014. EU:643666) 2015-2018
    • LOEWE – Healthy, safe and mobile with technology and services. Prevention – Telecare – Telehealth (LOEWE GSMTS). This project (HA project no.: 410/14-10) is funded in the framework of HessenModellProjekte, financed with funds of LOEWE –Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz, Förderlinie 3: KMU-Verbundvorhaben (State Offensive for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence) 2014-2016

    Recent publications (English language)

    • Baisch, S; Kolling, T.; Schall, A.; Rühl, S.; Selic, S.; Kim, Z.; Rossberg, H.; Klein, B.; Pantel, J.; Oswald, F.; Knopf, M.: Acceptance of Social Robots by Elder People: Does Pychosocial Functioning Matter? Int J of Soc Robotics, published online: 18.01.2017 (doi: 10.1007/s12369-016-0392-5).
    • Klein, B.: The role of robotics in social care for older people. In: Clarke, C.; Schwannauer, M. Taylor, J. (ed.): Risk and Resilience: Global learning across the age span. Edinburgh: Dunedin Academic Press, 2017 (ISBN: 978-1-78046-063-5)
    • Kolling, T.; Baisch, S.; Schall, A.; Selic, S.; Rühl, S.; Kim, Z.; Rossberg, H.; Klein, B.; Pantel, J.; Oswald, F.; Knopf, M.: What Is Emotional About Emotional Robotics? In: Tettegah, S.; Garcia, Y. E.: Emotions, Technology and Health. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2016, S. 85-103. dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-801737-1.00005-6 (ISBN: 9780128017371)
    • Klein, B.; Cook, C.; Moyle, W.: Emotional Robotics in the Care of Older People: A Comparison of Research Findings of PARO and PLEO-Interventions in Care Homes from Australia, Germany and the UK. In: Domínguez-Rué, E.; Nierling, L. (eds.) AGEING AND TECHNOLOGY. Perspectives from the Social Sciences. Bielefeld: transcript Verlag. 2016, pp. 205-224
    • Klein, B.; S. Kortekamp; H. Roßberg: The role of culture and gender in the robotic design process. In: C. Tzafestas; P. Maragos; A. Peer; K. Hauer: Full Day Workshop on Cognitive Mobility Assistance Robots: Scientific Advances and Perspectives. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems. IROS´2015. 3-5
    • Schall, A.; Kolling, T.; Knopf, M.; Klein, B.; Oswald, F.; Pantel, J.: Intention to use and Acceptance of social-emotional robotics in informal and professional elder and dementia care. In: Alzheimer's & Dementia: 10. Jg.; 4/2014; P766-P787. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jalz.2014.05.1468
    • Klein, B.; Kaspar, T.; Zöller, K.: Intervention with an Emotional Robot on Patients with Unresponsive Wakeful Syndrome. Poster. Universal Village 2014, MIT, Boston, 16th-17th of June 2014
    • Klein, B.; Reutzel, S.; Roßberg, H.; Cook, G.: Can telecare contribute to an independent life at hole with 100? A glance to the UK and initial experiences of the German LOEWE field test on age appropriate sensor based assistance in real estate. In: HIS 2013, Sopot, Poland, June 06-08, 2013. DOI: 10.1109/HSI.2013.6577885
    • Cook, G.; Ellman, J.; Cook, M.; Klein, B.; Everyday usage of home telecare services in England. In: HIS 2013, Sopot, Poland, June 06-08, 2013. DOI: 10.1109/HSI.2013.6577884
    • Klein, B.; Gaedt, L.; Cook, G.: Emotional Robots. Principals and Experiences with Paro in Denmark, Germany, and the UK. In: GeroPsych, 26 (2),2013, 89-99. doi: 10.1024/1662-9467/a000085
    • Moyle, W.; Cooke, M.; Beattie, E.; Jones, C.; Klein, B.; Cook, G.; Gray, C.: Exploring the Effect of Companion Robots on Emotional Expression in Older Adults with Dementia. A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. In: Journal of Gerontological Nursing. Vol 39, No. 5, 2013, pp. 46-53
    • Angelova, M.; Holloway, P.M.; Gibson, H.; Ben-Halim, A.; Easton, J.; St Clair Gibson, A.; Cook, G.; Rauch, L. Lambert, E.; Klein, B.: MATSIQEL: Models for Ageing and Technological Solutions for Improving and Enhancing the Quality of Life. In: Conference Proceedings PEOPLE 2012 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions In Horizon 2020. University of Cyprus, 5-6 November 2012.
    • Klein, B.; Cook, G.: Emotional Robotics in Elder Care – A Comparison of Findings in the UK and Germany. S.S.Ge et al (Eds.): ICSR 2012, INAI 7621, Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, 2012 S. 108-117
    • Klein, B.: Robot-Therapy in Germany. SICE, Vol. 51, 7/2012, S. 649-653
    • Klein, B.: Emotional robotics in promoting wellbeing in nursing care homes. Gerontechnology 2012; 11(2):412 (doi:10.4017/gt.2012.11.02.319.00)



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