Rudy Assistive Robot Helps Elderly Age in Place – Robotics Trends

Meet the Rudy assistive robot from INF Robotics that wants to help the elderly, war veterans and people with disabilities age in place and cut down on recurring hospital visits.

INF Robotics, a startup in Fairfax, Virginia, tells Washington Business Journal the Rudy assistive robot will be available in 2017 in the Greater Washington area.

Loomo Robot is Singapore’s New Elderly Care Nurse – Robotics Trends

Like most developed countries, Singapore has a rapidly growing elderly population. One in four Singaporeans is expected to require elder care by 2030. Singapore has also often been ahead of the pack when it comes to using technology to help care for its elderly.

Where’s the app to help with my husband’s care?

There is much to be faulted in Uber, which has branched out from delivering people into delivering meals, under the unappetising name UberEats. But even I, someone who can rarely bring herself to write the word ‘sharing’, as in economy, without inverted commas, am prepared to give credit where credit is due.

Why Senior Citizens Are Going to Love Autonomous Cars | Digital Trends

At the Consumer Electronics Show this year, most of the talk from automakers was about autonomous cars. That’s not surprising, given the CES audience and the rapid development of self-driving technology. Depending on the automaker, the promises of completely self-driving cars ranged from imminent to cautious, but all agreed that completely or mostly autonomous cars would hit our roadways in the next 10 years.

Robots could help solve social care crisis, say academics – BBC News

Humanoid robots, with cultural awareness and a good bedside manner, could help solve the crisis over care for the elderly, academics say.

An international team is working on a £2m project to develop versatile robots to help look after older people in care homes or sheltered accommodation.

ElliQ Robot Wants to Ease Aging in Place – Robotics Trends

As populations age worldwide, older people are often isolated because of health and mobility problems and difficulty with using new technologies. A robot named ElliQ aims to change that.

Intuition Robotics today emerged from “stealth mode” and announced ElliQ, which is designed to help older adults stay socially and physically active.

Superflex’s robot suit is meant to help mobilize aging populations – The Verge

Wearable tech is often geared toward the super-fit or the able-bodied, whether it’s tracking intense activities or your basic daily step count, but one company in Silicon Valley is focusing instead on building a “smart” suit for the aging population.

Superflex, a Menlo Park, California-based startup that’s just coming out of stealth mode, says it’s working on sensor-equipped, computer-controlled clothing for senior citizens who have trouble with mobility.

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