Robots and Video Games for Old People
How technology can help look after an ageing population
How technology can help look after an ageing population. Ed Butler visits a care home in Japan where robots are used to help dementia patients, and hears from Adam Gazzaley, a California-based professor of neurology and psychiatry who has developed a video game aimed at keeping older people alert. Computer science academic Alessandro di Nuevo gives an overview of how technology is increasingly employed in elderly care.
(Photo: 'Paro', the therapeutic seal robot with an elderly woman in Japan, Credit: BBC)