Caring robots are here to help
Irena Papadopoulos Professor, Transcultural health and nursing at Middlesex University
Antonio Sgorbissa Associate professor, Robotics, University of Genoa
Christina Koulouglioti Senior research fellow, research and innovation, Western Sussex Hospitals NHS foundation Trust and Middlesex University
Nurse researchers and scientists developing culturally sensitive care robots say there is nothing to fear – in fact there’s much to be gained – from this technology
Robots, along with sensors and telemedicine, have been identified as technologies that can assist and prolong independent living for older people, with robots especially being used to help prevent social isolation and depression.
Nursing Standard. 31, 51, 18-20. doi: 10.7748/ns.31.51.18.s22