There is potential for intelligent assistive robotics in aged care that harness the power of the mind, says an Australian inventor who is developing robots to communicate with residents.
RESEARCH: Accelerating the uptake of assistive health technologies requires new strategies and will rely on multidisciplinary networking, writes Dr Erol Harvey and Professor Greg Tegart.
Internet-enabled technology has the power to address the social needs of community-dwelling aged care clients on a large scale, according to a speaker at an upcoming technology in aged care conference.
AUDIO: The addition of video cameras to interact with gaming technology was a turning point for UTAS researcher Dr Stuart Smith in using video games for patient rehabilitation, he told an IT in aged care conference last week.
Organisers of the Information Technology in Aged Care Conference are calling for new submissions from those interested in presenting at the 2012 event.