Translating Assistive Robotic Technology to Aged Care Practice
In an Australian first, a multidisciplinary UTS team, working with IRT residents and carers, evaluated their Assistive Robotics prototype machines in a residential setting.
Intelligent machines using advanced Assistive Robotics (AR) technologies can improve health, function and well-being in ageing populations. For users in residential care, they are safe, flexible and cost-effective; for stretched carers, they contain demands and enhance care. The project will captured user and carer needs for future products and provided the base for a futher Age Matters Research Grant exploring assistive technology in in-home care practice.
Professor Gamini Dissanayake, University of Technology Sydney
Co-investigators: Professor Lynn Chenoweth, Professor Dikai Liu, Dr Ravindra Ranasinghe
Project duration: 18 months
Age Matters investment: $152,241