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A comparison study on perception of care robots, digital literacy and empathic ability according to major -in the university students majoring in health and engineering-

  • Journal of Internet of Things and Convergence
  • Abbr : JKIOTS
  • 2021, 7(3), pp.47-54
  • Publisher : The Korea Internet of Things Society
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science > Internet Information Processing
  • Received : August 28, 2021
  • Accepted : September 15, 2021
  • Published : September 30, 2021

Lee Do-Young 1 Yun, Sang-Seok ORD ID 2

1창신대학교
2신라대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study was aimed to understand the recognition of care robots which would enhance the medical quality of life under the 4th industrial revolution in the university students majoring in health and engineering who would lead the development of the future medical industry and to find out the differences of their digital literacy and empathic ability. This was a descriptive correlation study to analyze the recognition of university students on care robots, their digital literacy and empathic ability. Both students majoring in health and engineering recognized the needs of care robots, while their education experiences were not sufficient. Moreover, statistically fewer university students majoring in health heard about care robots than those in engineering, and their need of taking classes was lower, too. No statistically significant differences were found in digital literacy and empathic ability between the two majors, while significant difference was found in the relationship bundling capability out of behavioral empathy, a sub-domain of empathic ability. The study results are anticipated to suggest the future educational direction in the medical field according to the 4th industrial revolution and to be the fundamental data for understanding and preparation of the students depending on the majors.

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