[Robotics and improvement of the quality of geriatric care]

Soins Gerontol. Sep-Oct 2016;21(121):15-17. doi: 10.1016/j.sger.2016.07.004.
[Article in French]

Abstract

New technologies offer innovations to improve the care of the elderly with Alzheimer's or and other forms of dementia. Robots, endowed with features such as monitoring of physiological parameters, cognitive training or occupational therapy, have appeared. They are not, however, intended to replace humans. Still underutilized, these robots are in development, much like the digital literacy of the elderly.

Keywords: Alzheimer's disease; elderly; gerontechnology; gérontechnologie; maladie d’Alzheimer; personne âgée; quality of care; qualité des soins; robotics; robotique.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Alzheimer Disease / nursing*
  • Dementia / nursing*
  • Forecasting
  • France
  • Geriatric Nursing / trends*
  • Humans
  • Quality Improvement / trends*
  • Robotics / trends*