Japan | 2017

Japan | 2017

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Tokyo

March/April 2017

People over the age of 65 make up a quarter of Japan's population, and this demographic will only continue to grow rapidly: seniors are on track to reach 40 per cent in the coming years. While robots have long been used in industrial settings, Japanese researchers have pushed the envelope of what technology is capable of, where it can be applied, and who it can help.

On this unique tour, we explored Japan's innovative approach to Robotics in Elderly Care, including pioneering examples, sites and conceptual approaches in a nation known for its forward-thinking treatment of the elderly.

Participants engaged at an executive level with Japanese senior managers, local government representatives, and top industry associations, and came away from the study tour with a strong understanding of the financial, technical, and cultural aspects that place Japan ahead any other nation in elderly care.

A glimpse of the tour