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Why not use robots for home health care assistance?

My latest HND piece describes the new CareBot™ from Gecko Systems, and how products like it could save money and lives.

As the baby boomers get older and sicker, more people will be homebound, and require care. Even the most dedicated human caregiver can't be there all the time, so who would be watching the patient when that happens?

Moreover, as the Feds start taking over health care, and even now with Medicare paying for much that involves seniors, there will be continuing pressure to reduce costs. Machines like the CareBot™ can remind the patient to take their meds, interact with them in all sorts of ways, and even notify emergency services, should human interaction be required.

While providing care services for the homebound is not usually considered part of the high-tech world, with robots entering this space, it is now.

Read the complete article.


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