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Baby Android Helps Cure Senior Depression

Baby Android Helps Cure Senior Depression

A Japanese-designed baby android is designed to help alleviate depression among senior citizens suffering from dementia.

Don Michael Acelar De Leon

Senior citizens afflicted with dementia are easily prone to depression. Thankfully, Masayoshi Kano, a Japanese designer, has created a robot designed to help them feel better by imitating the sounds and basic movements of a baby. Switched explains:

The bot’s faces features LEDs that help to mimic human expressions, while a microphone and several sensors detect when a person is nearby. The idea is that simulating childcare using the Babyloid will reduce depression and keep minds sharp.

Masayoshi Kano

[via Switched]