How the robots are homing in on social care

The ‘Alexa’ Amazon Echo technology is being trialled for social care by several councils, mechanised arms are being developed to lift patients without human assistance and Southend-on-Sea borough council has brought in its own robotic recruit – Pepper.

As Council director of adult social care Sharon Houlden says: “Robotics is not coming, it’s here. It is ground-breaking and it is interesting and not really spoken about in social care.”

To find out more about the benefits of robotic social care, read CHM Online’s feature by resident freelance Eleanore Robinson.

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