As a complement to our article yesterday on iRobot’s future strategy in personal assistants, here’s a video of the company’s CEO, Colin Angle, at TEDMED 2009.
It’s a “must see” for those who follow the company closely.
Concerning medical assistance to the elderly or increasingly dependent, it’s essential to know that home care costs more than 10 000 dollars per month.
About 1 in every 4 healthy adults provides care to a member of their family.
By 2030, this ratio could be 1 to 1.
In particular, an assistant robot could look after the taking of medication, which is the main reason why dependent people can no longer stay in their own home.