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.