Robin the Robot Assesses the Cognitive and Psychosocial Needs of Elders


Alzheimer’s Care Armenia (ACA), in collaboration with Expper Technologies is investigating the use of an emotional support robot to improve the well-being of institutionalized elders in Armenia.The autonomous assistant, called “Robin the Robot” assesses the cognitive and psychosocial needs of elders at Nork Old Age Home.“This groundbreaking project has shown the use of innovative therapies such as robotic interventions is effective in making a positive difference in the lives of the older people with neurodegenerative diseases. Robin the Robot’s lifelike “personality” and its means to express have so far gained wide acceptance by all study participants.  I am excited to see a lifting of depression and anxiety as well as continued improvement in cognition as the study proceeds.” stated Dr. Mahakian, who is the founder of ACA, the author of the idea, and a gerontologist.Check out the full story on the Public Radio of Armenia.


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