Seniors will get robotic dogs in a project in England

Seniors will get robotic dogs in a project in England

In England, 1,300 elderly people will receive robotic dogs from a government project worth £1 million aimed at combating loneliness, stress and anxiety among the elderly. The “animals” resemble stuffed animals and are equipped with motors that allow them to move their heads and wag their tails.


  • 1,300 elderly people will receive robotic dogs from a UK Department of Health project that aims to combat loneliness, stress and anxiety in older people.
  • The initiative also seeks to help the elderly communicate after stroke, dementia, and learning difficulties.
  • Part of the project's funding will go toward developing AI-powered facial scanners that can determine when a user feels pain;
  • The information is from the sun that it daily Mail.
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This initiative was proposed by the UK Department of Health and also seeks to help older people communicate after stroke, dementia and learning disabilities. Part of the funding will also go toward developing AI-powered facial scanners capable of identifying when a user feels pain.

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Robotic dogs can help seniors cope with loneliness and anxiety

An expert source told The Sun that access to robotic pets could help improve the mental health of residents living in nursing homes and people with dementia.

Also in the post, Helen Whately, Minister of the Department of Health and Social Care, said: “As the care needs of our population grow, technology will play an increasingly important role in social care.”

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In a study reported by the Daily Mail, scientists gave robotic dogs and cats to 20 participants who said they felt lonely. The robots were equipped with sensors that allowed them to make real animal sounds when petted, such as a cat purring.

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The volunteers were psychologically evaluated after 60 days, and as a result, participants who spent more time caring for their robotic pets reported higher levels of well-being.

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