Recent advances in materials science allowed the creation of soft robots capable of taking care of older people.
Researchers at Purdue University, USA, have developed a new design method that demonstrates the promising possibilities of efficient production of soft robots using a 3D printer.
Designed soft machines move like humans, except that instead of muscles, they have miniature motors connected by nylon threads to the ends of their limbs.
At the moment, researchers are looking for partners to test and commercialize this technology.
This trend is accompanied by a growing demand for employees who could care for old people and able to provide round-the-clock service not only in hospitals or nursing homes but also in private properties.
By 2050, the number of older people aged 60 and above is expected to more than double. In addition, in modern life, especially the younger generation, simply does not have the opportunity to care for their elderly relatives. Because they are constantly at work, they do not have time to pay attention and provide complete care.
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