Automation as Caregiver: A Survey of Issues and Technologies

In the United States, the number of people over 65 will double between now and 2030 to 69.4 million. Providing care for this increasing population becomes increasingly difficult as the cognitive and physical health of elders deteriorates. This survey article describes some of the factors that contribute to the institutionalization of elders, and then presents some of the work done towards providing technological support for this vulnerable community.

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