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Kimmo J. Vänni
Tampere University of Applied Sciences
11Publications
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#1Kimmo J. Vänni (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 3
#2Sirpa Salin (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 3
We conducted three studies among healthcare professionals and explored the need for service and social robots in the healthcare sector. The methods consisted of cross-sectional surveys and literature reviews. The survey data were analyzed with cross-tabulations, a logistic regression model, a Pearson correlation test, and a factor analysis. The literature reviews showed that there were only a few papers which discussed the use of service and social robots as tools by healthcare workers. Both pro...
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Nov 28, 2018 in ICSR (International Conference on Social Robotics)
#1Kimmo J. Vänni (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 3
#2John-John Cabibihan (Qatar University)H-Index: 18
Last.Sirpa Salin (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 3
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We explored the attitudes of the Heads of Education and the Directors of Research towards the need for Social Robotics Courses in Finland. The methods consisted of a cross-sectional survey (n = 21) and data was analyzed with descriptive methods and Pearson correlation tests. The results showed that the attitudes of respondents towards social robots were positive and they stated that robotics courses would be essential for universities. The respondents reported that the social service and healthc...
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#1Kimmo J. Vänni (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 3
#2Subas Neupane (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 16
Last.Clas-Håkan Nygård (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 29
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#1Anna SiukolaH-Index: 8
Last.Clas-Håkan NygårdH-Index: 29
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#1Kimmo J. Vänni (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 3
#2Subas Neupane (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 16
Last.Clas-Håkan Nygård (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 29
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Background:Presenteeism has received increasing attention in occupational health research but the evidence for its association with perceived leadership is scant. Aims:To assess the association of perceived leadership and presenteeism among industrial workers. Methods:Survey responses from employees on perceived leadership were linked to the personnel register of a food industry company. The Presenteeism Scale method was used to determine the presenteeism percentage. Perceived leadership was mea...
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#1Kimmo J. Vänni (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 3
#2Sirpa Salin (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 3
We explored a need for service robots in hospitals and housing services. The methods consisted of a literature review and a cross-sectional survey among health care professionals (n = 224). The survey data was analyzed with a logistic regression model and a factor analysis. The literature review showed that there are only few papers, which discuss service robotics in nursing. The results presented that service robots are needed as co-workers for decreasing mental workload of workers and for acti...
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#1Kimmo J. Vänni (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 3
#2Subas Neupane (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 16
Last.Clas-Håkan Nygård (UTA: University of Tampere)H-Index: 29
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Purpose. This study assesses potential presenteeism costs and the association of these with a company’s business figures. Materials and methods. We conducted the questionnaire surveys in alternate years between 2003 and 2007 and linked them to sickness absence register data. Perceived work ability levels were assessed and converted into presenteeism days using the Presenteeism Scale tool. Sickness absence and presenteeism days were converted into monetary figures using median monthly salary info...
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Nov 1, 2016 in ICSR (International Conference on Social Robotics)
#1Kimmo J. Vänni (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 3
#2Annina K. Korpela (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 2
Our aim was to develop an approach to assess the need for assistive and/or social robots among the elderly. The research methods consisted of literature review, inquiries from assistive technology professionals, and surveys among wellbeing technology professionals and elderly people. The results presented that there was lack of approaches in assessing the need for robots. Even if the web-based tool might be useful, developing such an approach and algorithms seemed to be a requiring task.
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Oct 26, 2015 in ICSR (International Conference on Social Robotics)
#1Kimmo J. Vänni (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 3
#2Annina K. Korpela (Tampere University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 2
We conducted a cross-sectional survey among three different occupational groups; Finnish university staff members, Finnish catering & food service company, and Brazilian teachers. The aim of the study was to explore how the employees perceive if they would have a chance to collaborate with the social robots, especially when they are working while ill. The results showed that a social robot will be accepted better as a team member than as a face-to-face colleague. The respondents were looking for...
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