Research project

Testing the PARO robotic seal on socially isolated nursing home residents

The robotic seal PARO was developed in Japan for therapeutic use with people suffering from dementia. In a current project, the Interdisciplinary Competence Centre Ageing is investigating the effect of PARO in an expanded context.

We are researching whether the use of PARO in old people's homes has a positive effect on cognitively healthy but socially isolated residents. Activation therapists use PARO over a longer period of time and the Interdisciplinary Competence Centre for Old Age continuously evaluates the effect of the robot seal.

Duration: 01.09.2018 - 31.12.2019


SBFI (im Rahmen von AGE-NT/Cluster AAL)