P13. Social, Economic Ethical And Spiritual Implications of Brain Impairment Treatment Applications On Children
Leader: Prof Madya Dr Rugayah Hashim
Introduction of new systems are likely to impact people in various ways including environmental behaviour, wellness, lifestyle as well as economic positions. Investigations on the on implications of brain impairment treatment applications on human in terms of their wellness and their environmental behaviour are proposed. It incorporates the social, cultural, economic, ethical and spiritual implications of the use of technology in treating brain impairment that provide insights and guidelines to curtail unanticipated social and economic problems. From past studies, humanoid robots have been shown to have some positive effect on the social-cognitive behavior of brain-impaired children. Several studies have shown the positive effect of humanoid on autistic child. For example, humanoid robots have improvised the emotional, communication deficit, social and behavioral skill of autistic child. Humanoid robot are also able to provide economical benefits to teachers and parents of autistic child. However, evidences on the socio-economic benefits in social-skill training on brain-impaired children have been lacking. The fundamental study will evaluate the socio-economic benefits of humanoid-assisted social skills training of brain-impaired children. The expected outcomes of this study would generate a policy surrounding the new, extended theory on humanoid research relative to the cognitive behavioral concepts involving children, built within the foundations of social, cultural, economic, ethics and spiritual values.