Robotic pets help older adults with social interaction •

Robotic pets help older adults with social interaction


Today’s Video of the Day from the University of Cincinnati describes how robotic pets can help improve the quality of life among older adults.

A review of nearly 20 studies involving 900 care home residents has revealed that robotic pets can increase social interaction with other residents, family members, and staff by serving as a stimulus for conversation.

“Modern technology has the amazing capacity to improve people’s health and wellbeing and revolutionise the care they receive. Technology can never replace human interaction, but this kind of research is incredibly important to help us assess its benefits,” said Caroline Dinenage.

The study is published in the International Journal of Older People Nursing.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Video Credit: University of Cincinnati

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