Aging and the perks of technology – part 1

Aging and the perks of technology – part 1

Matlda, one of the robots used in aged care. Courtesy of La Trobe University.

It’s been said that “to live is to play”. A bonus of aging is more time for leisurely pursuits. Indeed, a 2016 UK study reported that leisure activities and hobbies were by far the most popular aspirations for older adults.

While for many that might mean reading that long list of books or hitting some golf balls, our technocratic society has a smorgasbord of other entertainment options – including gaming and robots.

And the technologies are not just for fun – researchers are exploring ways they can improve health and quality of life.


Published by Proportion Foods.

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons