It's not too often that I see topics that we cover at McKnight's spill over into pop culture. Especially not on a brand new, critically acclaimed Netflix comedy series.
If you can speak authoritatively about long-term care robots in social conversation, people tend to snap to attention. I can.
He is a sweet furry creature named Paro, and, yes, he's a robot. So what's the problem?
Paro, the robotic baby seal designed to reduce stress and lift the spirits of elderly individuals, has sparked an ethical debate over the role these types of "medical devices" should play in eldercare.