publication . Article . 2018

Robots in Elderly Care

Alessandro Vercelli; Innocenzo Rainero; Ludovico Ciferri; Marina Boido; Fabrizio Pirri;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Mar 2018 Journal: DigitCult@Scientific Journal on Digital Cultures (issn: 2531-5994, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Aracne editrice
Abstract
Low birth rate and the long life expectancy represent an explosive mixture, resulting in the rapid aging of population. The costs of healthcare in the grey society are increasing dramatically, and soon there will be not enough resources and people for care. This context requires conceptually new elderly care solutions progressively reducing the percentages of the human-based care. Research on robot-based solutions for elderly care and active ageing aims to answer these needs. From a general perspective, robotics has the power to completely reshape the landscape of healthcare both in its structure and its operation. In fact, the long-term sustainability of health...
Subjects
free text keywords: Sociology (General), HM401-1281
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