Care for older people in Spain

A robotic seal that cures Alzheimer’s

2016.01.29

Nuka is very cute with soft, pure white fur. The robotic toy looks like a seal and was invented by a Japanese scientist called Takanori Shibata to help older people with Alzheimer's and dementia. ...

No more loneliness if young people adopt an elderly

2015.05.06

"Adopt a grandpa." This is the name of the Spanish project aiming to reduce the loneliness of the elderly and promote solidarity between generations through volunteering in nursing homes. Already a reality in Madrid and ...

Choir with dementia captivates Spain

2015.03.12

Interest is growing around 'Las voces de la memoria', the only Spanish choir made up exclusively of people with Alzheimer's. The success of these spirited older people will soon see them competing in nothing ...

The belt that raises the alarm if you fall

2014.07.30

A team of Spanish researchers has developed a device that can automatically detect when an elderly person has had a fall and alerts emergency services directly. Older people currently have to rely on tele-assistance, ...

Robotic glove gives hope to Parkinson’s sufferers

2014.04.21

NeuroTumor is a project that is working on developing a robotic glove that can manage the shaking caused by Parkinson's or other neurological diseases, using special sensors and electrodes. It's designed as an alternative ...