Care U, located in the Growth Support
Center of Anyang Digital Contents Company, signed a business agreement with
WhyDots on August 20 to develop a dementia prevention program using robots and
foster instructors. Through this agreement, Care U linked the cognitive
training Enbrain platform serving senior welfare centers across the country,
and the robot-based dementia prevention program using the parrot robot Pio.
Starting from September 16, the instructor
course will be opened at Seongbuk 50 Plus Center, and after 10 weeks of
learning the basics, training courses will be held at nursing homes, home care
centers and day care centers. CEO Shin Joon-young said after this, the company
plans to continue developing robot-based dementia prevention programs and training
specialized instructors for senior care.
Care U is currently expanding the Living
Lab (Smart Aging Lab) where people can experience robots and various VR, IoT,
and ICT-based products and services in Gyeonggi-do and Seoul. Focusing on 5060
generations and senior welfare centers, it is training how to use digital
contents like smartphones, tablets, kiosks and AI speakers to seniors in 50
senior welfare centers across the nation.
The number of dementia patients is
increasing every year, and the social costs due to this are also increasing.
With the products and services from ICT-based companies like the social
enterprise Care U, the prevention program will run actively in the aged society
to solve the worldwide issue of dementia.