This exploratory study examined nurses' perceptions of using the robot “Giraff” in their work in brain injury rehabilitation. The robot is a mobile robotic that is driven remotely via a computer and pc-mouse. All nurses at a rehabilitation clinic in Stockholm, Sweden received training in how to handle the “Giraff”. After the training session they were asked to answer a questionnaire regarding their perceptions of using the robot in their work. The results indicated that the robot “Giraff” could be useful to check on the patient, handle alarms and unforeseen situations and be funny to use. The potentials of the robot reported prompt for further research into the use of mobile telepresence robotics in brain injury rehabilitation. In a forthcoming study we are going to interview patients, occupational therapists and nurses' to assess their experiences in using the “Giraff”.
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