Founders - Fabrice Goffin and Tommy Deblieck.
“Zora Bots, the Belgium-based provider of the robot at Jouarre, says it has sold over 1,000 of the robots to health care facilities around the world, including in the United States, Asia and Middle East. It is part of a growing emphasis on robotics focused on care.”
-nytimes.com article: ‘Meet Zora, the Robot Caregiver.’
ZoraBots robots have been used in nursing and elder care facilities to interact with senior residents, engage in physical activities, exercise, sing, dance, make conversation.
The robot can keep senior residents connected and engaged by hosting video calls to family or friends.
Interaction with a social robot may help the elderly feel less loneliness, increase physical activity and possibly help with memory.
Placing a social robot in elder care may help reduce workload for caregivers by completing simple tasks.
Zorabots Robots are equipped with screens, high-resolution cameras, microphones, voice capability, wheels, face recognition and sensors. Robots are able to stream and record video.
Zorabots Robots can help in senior living, nursing care facilities and other healthcare settings by:
- Entertaining older adults.
- Personalizing explanations of treatments required.
- Visit and check in on older adults
- Lead physical activity sessions.
- Reduce feelings of loneliness and social isolation in elderly.
- Reduce cognitive decline by engaging older adults in mental stimulation.
- Help work on memory in older adults.
source: zorarobotics.beAging Programs
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