Discussion about European Project MARIO - Companion Robot for Care.

Discussion with Dympna Casey, Professor & Professor National University of Ireland, Galway about European Project, MARIO - Companion Robot for Care. Companion Robots be the feature of Dementia care. European project Mario is looking at how care service robots can serves as a companion to those Dementia. The project is led by the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI Galway. MARIO addresses the difficult challenges of loneliness, isolation and dementia in older persons through innovative and multi-faceted inventions delivered by service robots. The effects of these conditions are severe and life-limiting. They burden individuals and societal support systems. Human intervention is costly but the severity can be prevented and/or mitigated by simple changes in self-perception and brain stimulation mediated by robots.

Source: NewsTalk
Programme: The Right Hook
Presenter: Jonathan Healy
Date: 11 - August - 2016