Healthcare robots become part of the family for elderly people

University of Auckland researchers are set to publish new results from a study of the use of healthcare robots in the homes of elderly people living in rural areas, showing that robots may lessen social isolation but also help with the provision of medical care.

The researchers, led by Elizabeth Broadbent from the university's department of psychological medicine and Bruce MacDonald from its department of electrical and computer engineering, have been running a project in association with Gore Health to assess the robots for several years.

Posted in New Zealand eHealth

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