Robo-Pets do senior citizens in a nursing home good

An analysis of 19 studies with 900 residents of homes for the elderly revealed that "Robo-Haustiere" Pleasure as well as anxiety, and loneliness can reduce. By supplying a topic of conversation that encouraged social interactions with other residents, family members and co-workers.

Dr. Rebecca Abbott of the Medical faculty of the University of Exeter said: "Even if not everyone of the residents for the interaction with a Robo-house that decides the animal, they offer for those who do this, apparently a lot of advantages.” As Abbott and colleagues in the journal International Journal of Older People Nursing reports, Robo-Pets subject to more stimulating conversations, or memories of their own Pets, and past experiences trigger. And some people prepare it in a simple pleasure, to touch the robot or interact with. “The joy, to maintain something that was in many studies, a clear Ergebnis", so Abbott.

The great British care home operator Care South offers due to the positive results with the introduction of robot dogs in the residence, Kenwith Castle in other nursing homes robot therapy animals.

The Robo-Pets mimic the appearance and many characteristics of the house or other animals, e.g., cats, dogs, bears, or baby seals. Co-author Dr Noreen Orr said: "It is not always possible that a cat or a dog come into the nursing home, therefore, Robo-Pets is a good Alternative."

The UK care Minister Caroline Dinenage is willing to invest in the new technology: "This modern technology has the amazing ability to improve the health and well-being of the people, and to revolutionize the care."