Robots: Smart Homes

Posted 31 Jul 2009 at 09:22 UTC by mwaibel Share This

As we've noted previously, robots may well be the future of aging. But mobile robots are not the only option - integrating sensors and actuators into buildings to create smart homes may offer different, complementary benefits. In the new episode of the Robots podcast, Roger Orpwood, director of the Bath Institute of Medical Engineering in the UK, explains how smart homes can be used to help dementia patients stay independent and receive better care. In a second interview Andrew Sixsmith, Professor of Gerontology at the Simon Fraser University in Canada, then shares his insights into the problems and some smart home solutions for dementia patients from a medical perspective. Tune in!

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