While there are countless robot puppy toys that help to provide people of all ages with entertainment and companionship, Tombot Robotics is introducing a highly realistic dog for dementia therapy. For this project, Tombot Robotics collaborated with the legendary Hollywood animatronics experts at Jim Henson's Creature Shop. As a result, the robotic animal—modeled after a Labrador puppy—is not only hyper-realistic in terms of its looks but also the physical feel and behaviors and a pet.
Research has shown that those who suffer from dementia can see a decrease in the behavioral and psychological symptoms of the disease by forming an emotional attachment. The newly developed robotic animal companion is being introduced to the world on Kickstarter for its ability to foster a sense of control, connectedness and purpose in seniors.
Tombot Robotics Designed a Realistic Puppy for Dementia Therapy
1. Realistic Robotic Companions - The development of highly realistic robotic companions opens up opportunities for therapeutic applications in various fields.
2. Dementia Therapy - Using robotic animals for dementia therapy provides an innovative approach to addressing behavioral and psychological symptoms of the disease.
3. Emotional Attachment Technology - The advancement of technology that fosters emotional attachment, such as robotic companions, presents disruptive innovation opportunities in the healthcare and eldercare industries.
1. Healthcare - The introduction of realistic robotic companions for therapy purposes can revolutionize how healthcare professionals provide support and treatment to patients.
2. Eldercare - Robotic animals for dementia therapy have the potential to improve the quality of life for seniors, making the eldercare industry more effective and efficient.
3. Robotics - The collaboration between Tombot Robotics and Jim Henson's Creature Shop demonstrates the potential for disruptive innovation in the robotics industry, particularly in the development of lifelike robotic animals.