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Anna Cares for Australian Seniors

December 2, 2014 0 Comments
Anna Cares for Australian Seniors

The advances in technology for assisting Australian Seniors keeps raising the bar, and Anna Cares boosts it higher still. Anna Cares is a tablet-based virtual personal assistant (also know as a relational agent or a clever avatar) designed to help Australian Seniors in their daily lives. The software was designed to assist seniors to stay […]

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AVED for Aged Care Residents with Dementia

September 25, 2014 0 Comments
AVED for Aged Care Residents with Dementia

A Virtual App called AVED has been designed specifically for individuals living with middle to advanced stages of dementia. For the past couple of years, Mandy Salomon, senior researcher at the Smart Services Co-operative Research Centre (CRC) has worked on the project named Applying Virtual Environments for Dementia Care (AVED). AVED is a pilot prototype […]

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Low Tech Mobile Phones for the Elderly by Kisa

August 21, 2014 0 Comments
Low Tech Mobile Phones for the Elderly by Kisa

Kisa Pty Ltd are supplying elderly people across Australia with low tech mobile phones. An old-fashioned mobile phone is fast becoming a hit with the elderly, disabled and visually impaired individuals throughout Australia. Dimitry Levin, director at Kisa Pty Ltd, came up with the idea of a low tech phone after experiencing the frustration of […]

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Social Robots Aiding Those with Dementia and Autism

July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Social Robots Aiding Those with Dementia and Autism

ABC Melbourne featured a report on how social robots are being used to aid people with dementia and autism. The initial trials took place through La Trobe University. Japanese-developed social robots were given were given to 23 individuals with mild cases of dementia. Each robot was programmed to recognise the voice of their human companion […]

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