PARO is an advanced and interactive robot designed to stimulate patients with dementia, Alzheimer’s, cognition disorders and known behavioural issues. This cute little robot seal has been helping patients all throughout Australia, and now he is on his way to the 2018 Care Expo!
First introduced in 2015, Regis Aged Care implemented the PARO therapy program to improve the wellbeing and clinical outcomes for their residents. During the program some residents would talk or sing to PARO, and continued therapy with the robot has shown to improve the overall wellbeing of those that interacted with him.
Since then, Regis Aged Care facilities across Australia have noted significant reduction in aggression, restlessness, behaviour management, medication administration and intervention by staff, while noting an increase in social interactions. PARO exceeded expectations, and now 48 seals are in use nationally!
If you would like to meet and interact with the little robot in person, simply register online to attend the 2018 Care Expo for FREE, where you can visit Regis Aged Care and Kowa Australia, the distributer for PARO robotic seals, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from September 14 – 15.