Robotics and autonomous devices in social and health care
Automation is progressively becoming a part of day-to-day life, and devices are becoming increasingly interactive. The loss of human contact because of machines such as cash dispensers, which obviate the need to go to the bank counter, seems to present few problems. But where social contacts are more important it is a different story. The study will therefore investigate the opportunities and consequences of robotics, or of autonomous devices in the areas of rehabilitation, nursing care and therapy.
Short title:
Robotics
Start date:
2011
End date:
2012
Homepage:
http://www.ta-swiss.ch/en/projects/biotechnology-medicine/robotics/
Focus:
Biotechnology and medicine
Contact person:
Adrian Rüegsegger
Contact email:
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Project leader:
Centre for Technology Assessment (TA-SWISS)
Country:
CH

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