Personal robots helping elderly in their homes

| 09 Nov 2015

Healthcare robots were recently trialled in the homes of elderly people living in rural areas, with the aim of reducing isolation and assisting in medical care. Managed by the University of Auckland, the robots provided medication reminders, monitored blood pressure and heart rate, and provided companionship through Skype functionality.

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Sophia Bolden

Communications Manager

Sophia Bolden is the Communications Manager at Telstra Health - ADCC (formerly iCareHealth). With a background in the disability and aged care sector, she brings an understanding and passion for aged care. Sophia recognises the importance of social media and online communication in relating technology and aged care news in the most effective way possible.

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