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Encouraging residents to talk to animated agents could improve adherence to medication, reduce the need for restraints and lower rehospitalization rates. That's what Timothy Bickmore, Ph.D., said during his Wednesday webcast on the first day of the seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo.
Those with multiple illnesses are more likely to be admitted unexpectedly to a hospital, which is compounded if the individual has mental health or economic problems, new research finds.
The role of avatars in senior care settings will be addressed during the 2013 McKnight's Online Expo technology session.