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Mon May 26, 2014, 11:06 AM

 

Robo Friend: New Robotic System Helps Elderly At Home



Barcroft TV Published on May 26, 2014

A new EU funded project has developed a robotic home help which could revolutionise the way the elderly are cared for in the future. Developed by @giraffplus, the GiraffPlus system uses wearable devices and sensors throughout the home to help keep track of 94-year-old Lea Ralli's blood pressure, blood sugar and oxygen levels. Grandmother Ralli is able to live independently with the assistance of the machine which allows her to communicate with her family and friends, while enabling medical professionals to monitor her health and well being. Backed by 3-million of EU funding, the project is expected to come out of the development phase and go into commercial production by the end of 2015.

Footage: Europics
Producer: Mark Hodge
Editor: Joshua Douglas


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DeSwiss May 2014 OP
shenmue May 2014 #1
DeSwiss May 2014 #4
JDPriestly May 2014 #2
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Mon May 26, 2014, 01:10 PM

1. More human than human

Good old Tyrell Corporation.

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Response to shenmue (Reply #1)

Tue May 27, 2014, 12:13 AM

4. And a handsome little booger too!

 





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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 03:40 PM

2. I was hoping it would turn my mattress or clean under my bed or open and close windows

for me, maybe cook up a soup.

Oh, well! More spying on me.

Older people like my mom who live alone usually do so because they want a bit of privacy. I hope you can turn that machine off when you want to.

It would be nice, however, to be able to talk to a doctor without having to arrange to go across town. That could be possible with Skype, but so far my doctor only uses e-mail.

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Response to DeSwiss (Original post)

Mon May 26, 2014, 05:52 PM

3. Reminds me of "Robot and Frank."

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