- HELPING OLDER PEOPLE TO STAY IN THEIR OWN HOMES LONGER. // Kai Tiaki Nursing New Zealand;Oct2006, Vol. 12 Issue 9, p9
The article presents the results of a research trial conducted by the students of Auckland University and approved by the Ministry of Health in Auckland, New Zealand. Right level of support was observed to be the main reason for allowing the aged with complex needs to stay in their homes for...
- The new Care Bears. McGovern, Celeste // Report / Newsmagazine (National Edition);3/18/2002, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p53
Focuses on the development of robotic teddy bears to take care of the elderly in nursing homes in Japan. Use of the bears in the home run by Matsushita Electrics; Euthanasia bill which was passed in the Senate in Brussels, Belgium; Outlook for the ability of robots to commit euthanasia.
- Keeping up with the Joneses. Noone, Yasmin // Australian Ageing Agenda;Jul/Aug2011, p52
The article focuses on the development and application of technology in the health and aged care sector in Australia. Information technology (IT) strategy advisor Ross Dawson says that aged care sector technology has no macro concept but it can be divided into three areas including robotics and...
- Robots and human dignity: a consideration of the effects of robot care on the dignity of older people. Sharkey, Amanda // Ethics & Information Technology;Mar2014, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p63
This paper explores the relationship between dignity and robot care for older people. It highlights the disquiet that is often expressed about failures to maintain the dignity of vulnerable older people, but points out some of the contradictory uses of the word 'dignity'. Certain authors have...
- Help! I NEED SOME 'BOT-Y. Craft, Lucille // ASEE Prism;Apr2009, Vol. 18 Issue 8, p38
The article offers information on the robot industry in Japan. It presents T-53 EnryuÂ®, an 11-foot tall robot which was designed to rescue trapped victims which can move towards a devastated zone and remove heavy blocks. It states that Japan's robotics industry is dealing with ways to help...
- Future Shock. // Asia Weekly;8/11/2008, Vol. 2 Issue 31, p16
The article reports on the move by the University of Tokyo to develop robots with capable of caring for the elderly with account for up to 40% of the population by 2055 in Japan. Scientists hope to develop sensor technology that mimics human senses which is necessary for interaction and handling...
- University challenge. Heal, Andrew // Metro (NZ);Aug98, Issue 206, p44
Presents information on the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Statistics on student admissions; Reason 700 general staff at the university went on strike in June 1998; Comments from Professor Kit Carson; Reference to an audit of the university in March 1997. INSETS: The beer crate...
- EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT. // New Zealand Management;Nov2011, Vol. 58 Issue 10, p62
A calendar of events for business executives in New Zealand in November 2011 is presented including short courses on systems thinking and governance offered by the University of Auckland Business School and the 10th Annual Science-Based Incubators Conference in Auckland.
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan Seeks Nominations for Claude Pepper Awards. // Aging News Alert;5/8/2009, p10
The article invites nominations for the Claude Pepper Award by the Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan's Senior Advisory Council for the people working in the field of senior citizen advocacy.