Helping the elderly stay fit and agile in retirement homes

  • Activates the patients and animates them to move
  • Giving professionals more time for physical contact, comfort, care and attention
  • Brings more variety into the daily routines of elderly homes, hospitals or rehab centres
  • Allows interaction with technical device, lowers contact fear
  • Psychosomatic cases, for patients that suffer psychosomatic troubles

This solution was developed and tested together with the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW). Please find the report below (in German).

Report FHNW "Use of social robots in old people's homes"
What benefits can social robots bring to retirement and nursing homes? How do residents react to interactions with social robots? For the first time, researchers from the University of Applied Psychology FHNW investigated these questions in a field study together with the robotics company Avatarion.
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Avatar Kids is a pilot project that is unique in the world and allows children and young people between the ages of 4 and 18 to stay connected to school and the environment at home during their long hospital stay. The avatar robot Nao is the link between the school or home and the long-term patient in the hospital. The avatar robot represents the child on site, enabling him or her to be "present" in real time and to participate "live" in school lessons.