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Robotics and Technology in Long-term Care in Japan

The international image of Japan is a country at the forefront of technological innovation. In fact, for health-caregiving to the elderly we see a longstanding interest of governmental agencies and representatives of the business sector to introduce robotics and technology into the workplace. In this project, we juxtapose these initiatives from the public and private sector with the situation in care facilities across the country and discuss the gap between claim and reality that becomes apparent.

Principle Researcher: Gabriele Vogt
Associated Researcher: Anne-Sophie L. König

Grant: Hamburg Innovation GmbH, Calls 4 Transfer (ID: C4T151), 2018-2020


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International symposium:


  • Robotik und Technologie in Japans Altenpflege by Anne-Sophie L. König and Gabriele Vogt. At: University of Heidelberg, 2021/06/30, Online.
  • Robotics and Technology in Japanese Long-Term Care by Anne-Sophie L. König, Anna-Lea Schröder and Gabriele Vogt. At: GJSSS 30th Annual Meeting, 2019/06/19, GIGA Hamburg.