Senior Living Providers Experimenting with Robotics & New Tech to Assist Older Adults

Published by , September 17, 2017 10:48 pm

(SeniorHousingNews) Futuristic robotic technology is being embraced by senior living providers and residents, although yet on a modest scale. Many large senior living providers, such as Westport, Connecticut-based Maplewood Senior Living and Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale Senior Living are experimenting with new ways to incorporate new tech into older adults’ everyday lives.
Recent studies have shown that older adults are fairly receptive to accepting help from robots for a variety of tasks, says Dr. Wendy Rogers, a professor of applied health sciences at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. “I think that robots will be much more prevalent in our living environments in the not-too-distant future,” Rogers said.

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