5,000 nursing-care homes are testing robots

Japan is embracing nursing-care robots

5,000 nursing-care homes are testing robots

Japan leads the world in advanced robotics. Many of its firms see great potential in “carerobos” that look after the elderly. Over a quarter of the population is over 65, the highest proportion of any country in the OECD. Care workers are in desperately short supply, and many Japanese have a cultural affinity with robots.

For now the market is small. One big reason for that is expense; few individuals can afford their own robots. The main customers are nursing homes. Some 5,000 nursing-care institutions are now testing robots.

Read the full article on the website of The Economist

Bron: The Economist, 23 november 2017
Auteursrecht is voorbehouden aan The Economist.

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Holland Robotics speelt nadrukkelijk in op de wens vanuit het wetenschapsveld. Het is belangrijk dat we op nationaal niveau een wetenschappelijke innovatieagenda gaan invullen.
Maarten Steinbuch
Scientific director van het High Tech Systems Center van de TU Eindhoven