Sharon Romagnolo▸ Task 1: Introducing DTs

Can technology defuse the dementia time bomb?
Scientist and researchers are exploring:
Integrated Smart Home
Including smart sensors, optical recognition units and automation elements to detect eating, drinking and activity patterns, and dangerous situations.
Home Care Robots
Embody 'kindness' and 'intelligence', help with activities and act as a social companion. Relatives can connect to the robot to check on the dementia sufferer.
Therapeutic Robots
Designed to stimulate the minds of patients with dementia and also provide emotional support, some models are gaining popularity in Japan.

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