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Robots: The future of elder care?

Robots: The future of elder care? | The future of medicine and health | Scoop.it

Would you let a robot take over as a live-in nurse for your aging parent or grandparent?

In 2050, the elderly will account for 16 percent of the global population. That's 1.5 billion people over the age of 65, according to the Population Reference Bureau. Caring for those seniors - physically, emotionally and mentally - will be an enormous undertaking, and experts say there will be a shortage of professionals trained and willing to take on the job.

"We have to find more resources and have to get new ways of delivering those resources and delivering the quality of care," says Antonio Espingardeiro, an expert in robotics and automation at the University of Salford in Manchester, England.

Enter the elder-care robot.


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The Future of Medicine Is Now

The Future of Medicine Is Now | The future of medicine and health | Scoop.it

From cancer treatments to new devices to gene therapy, a look at six medical innovations that are poised to transform the way we fight disease


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