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How robotics can help slow cognitive decline and support independent living for longer

Currently, our homes are not sufficiently equipped to support people experiencing cognitive decline. However, there exists huge potential for robots, sensors and IoT (Internet of Things) devices to complement existing social care services, helping individuals with a range of assisted living needs to live independently in their own homes for longer. Research in this area is gathering pace, exploring what the needs are, which robots can best meet these requirements, and what additional challenges the deployment of robots in domestic settings may bring.

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