Tag Archives: disability

We need to encourage collaboration in health and social care

Voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations are best equipped to deal with some of the most intractable and high-cost health and social care issues, such as homelessness.

Disabled and Fighting for a Sex Life

Sofie Middernacht and Maarten Alexander/Mosaic

How misperceptions about disability can prevent people with physical and cognitive impairments from being able to express their sexuality

Japanese robot bear nurses soon to care for rapidly ageing population

Photo: The 140kg Robear can lift frail patients from a wheelchair to a bed or a bath. (AFP: Jiji Press)

Robotic nurses with cute bear faces developed by Japanese engineers could soon be the future carers of the nation’s growing elderly population.

Japanese research institute Riken developed the Robear to support healthcare workers, with enough power to lift frail patients from bed and support unstable patients on their feet.

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