Japan's hi-tech carers (12 Apr 2005)
Other in-built sensors mean Paro can respond to sight, sound, temperature and even posture. Although not able to talk, the latest Paro models can recognise seven different languages.
In clinical trials, Paro has been shown to reduce stress, depression and anxiety in elderly people, by offering them the chance to demonstrate affection... and receive a little back.
Article URL: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/this_world/golden_years/4436633.stm
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