Tag Archives: Android Pets

Benefits of Robotic Pets for Elderly Care Home Residents? (International Journal of Older People Nursing)

Summary A systematic review has examined the evidence on the reported advantages of robopets (defined as small animal-like robots with the appearance and behavioural characteristics of pets) and the effects of robopets on the mental health and well-being of older … Continue reading

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Dementia-Friendly Technology Charter (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary The Dementia-Friendly Technology Charter, developed as one part of the Dementia Friendly Communities component of the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge, is about ensuring people with dementia benefit from the many forms of new technology created with their interests in … Continue reading

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The Longitude Prize 2014 (BBC 2 Horizon / BBC News)

Summary Celebrating BBC2’s 50th anniversary, the BBC 2 TV Horizon programme has invited the public to vote on scientific innovations which might help to tackle the greatest challenges facing mankind today. One of the topics eligible for consideration is helping … Continue reading

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Emotional Robots: Robot Seals Comfort Dementia Patients (Age UK / BBC News / GeroPsych: Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry)

Summary Research into the therapeutic uses of android companions indicates that PARO (a robotic harp seal) can help to reduce anxiety and distress among people with mild to late-stage dementia. Emotional robots – somewhat similar to pets – appear to have … Continue reading

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