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GiraffPlus is funded by the European Community's Framework Programme Seven (FP7) under contract #288173. FP7 - ICT - Challenge 5: ICT for Health, Ageing Well, Inclusion and Governance. Duration: 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2014

2014-08-19 GiraffPlus on Ideas Lab GE

GiraffPlus is featured in an article on robotics in geriatric care on Ideas Lab, a GE sponsored web site. "A Robotic Companion for the Elderly?", posted on August 13th, discusses the dilemma of: who is gonna check on our moms when the number of elderly increases (from 39.6 million in 2009 to 72.1 million in 72.1). It is acknowledged that technologies could help to ease the burden on adult children assisting their parents. Discussed are also the robotic seal Paro and virtual pets.

The article is available here: http://www.ideaslaboratory.com/post/94619189589/a-robotic-companion-for-the-elderly