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High tech for the elderly

In Germany as the number of seniors rises, the number of younger people is sinking, and there are not enough caregivers. That is why scientists are examining a possible role for robots in care for the elderly.

One such research project is "Smart Senior” supported by Berlin’s Charité Hospital and Deutsche Telekom. It centers around a model apartment that is fully networked with tablet PCs, mobile phones and monitoring screens. Tomorrow Today visits a man who lives in the apartment part-time to hear about his experiences and the results of the study.

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