Friday, April 13, 2012

Robots Monitor Senior Citizens: Technology to Help Oldsters with Alzheimers

"Meet Celia, the Video Robot...
Spying on your parents may not be bad when they show signs of cognitive decline""Spying on your parents may not be such a bad thing, especially when they may be showing signs of cognitive decline. You can now call your aging parents or grandparents and check up on them by remotely controlling Celia the Robot.

“Basically it’s kind of like Skype on wheels,” said Nicole Larimer, Intel Senior Research Associate. Celia the Robot is a pilot program run by Dr. Jeffrey Kaye, in partnership with the Intel Corporation, which is developing products to help people age in place..."

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