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Robotics for Seniors

As technology improves the quality of life for people all over the world, international researchers are examining the ways robots can relieve caregiver duties and stress. Some can keep a watchful on eye on a parent or senior loved one for long-distance caregivers, help patients get in and out of bed and remind them to take medication.

Robots can also help combat senior isolation that affects many seniors coping with dementia. Certeza is developing such a cuddly robot, designed to help calm anxiety in people with dementia while keeping them company, serving as a virtual pet. The robot can also be programmed to provide companionship and help someone with dementia stay engaged in activities and events.

With individualized apps that promote social connection, the robot helps seniors with dementia feel less lonely.