Navigation Links
Paro, the World's Only Robotic Baby Harp Seal - Designed Specifically for Therapy - to be Focus of Industry Event at Vinson Hall Retirement Community in McLean, Va., June 2
Date:5/12/2008

- Inventor visiting from Japan specifically for event -

MCLEAN, Va., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Why is a sophisticated robotic baby harp seal more effective than real, live dogs or cats at stimulating positive responses from seniors with dementia and other aging-related illnesses?

Come find out Monday, June 2, from 1:30 to 3:00, when Vinson Hall Retirement Community (VHRC) in McLean, Va., hosts an industry event for experts in aging from universities, corporations, healthcare and senior-related non-profits, retirement communities and others groups.

The event centerpiece will be "Paro," a sophisticated robotic baby harp seal that is making news worldwide for its effectiveness in stimulating positive responses from seniors with dementia and other aging-related illnesses. Paro has been tested on seniors in more than a dozen countries, but VHRC is the only U.S. retirement community to demonstrate the robot.

Paro's inventor is Dr. Takanori Shibata, who is coming to the U.S. specifically for the VHRC event. He is one of the world's experts on the use of robotic technology as therapy in the home, in senior living and in healthcare settings. Shibata holds a PhD. in electromagnetic engineering and he was a postdoctoral associate in the artificial intelligence lab at MIT. Shibata will make a presentation on how individuals and organizations have benefited from his technology and research. All attendees will be invited to interact with Paro.

RADM Kathleen Martin, SHCE, USN (Ret), CEO of VHRC, said, "The visit of Dr. Shibata and Paro will be a unique and exciting event. It is part of Vinson Hall's ongoing leadership as an information source on improving the quality of life for seniors. We're very pleased to host this distinguished group of experts."

About Vinson Hall Retirement Community (VHRC)

VHRC is a non-profit continuing care retirement community that offers a broad range of services, activities and care. In addition to providing state of the art service and care for its residents, VHRC is instrumental in bringing together many of the nation's experts on aging and healthcare to showcase ways innovative practices and new technology can be of benefit to our nation's seniors. VHRC is located at 6251 Old Dominion Drive McLean, VA 22101.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Vinson Hall Retirement Community
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Paro, the Baby Seal Service Robot From Japan, Finds a New Home in the United States With Help From JETRO
2. BODY WORLDS 2 & Breathe California Pair Up for Some Ash Kicking
3. BODY WORLDS 3 & The Story of the Heart Opens at the California Science Center, March 14, 2008
4. Museum Open Around the Clock - BODY WORLDS 2 and The Tech Host 40 Hour Marathon!
5. The Institute for Plastination Responds to the Bishop of Manchesters Media Blitz, Assertions, and Allegations About BODY WORLDS Anatomical Exhibition Coming to Manchester
6. Specimens in BODY WORLDS Exhibitions Stem Primarily from German Body Donation Program
7. California Science Center Welcomes 1-Millionth BODY WORLDS Visitor
8. Gunther Von Hagens BODY WORLDS Exhibitions Mark 25th Million Visitor Milestone
9. St. Davids Medical Center Implements New Robotic Technology to Treat Common Heart Rhythm Disorders
10. Primus Innovations and Health Robotics Launch Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Transformation in Chemotherapy Compounding
11. Cardiogenesis Receives FDA Approval for PEARL 5.0 Robotic Hand Piece
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/24/2017)... New York, NY (PRWEB) , ... April 24, ... ... students in 72 countries clearly shows that over the last decade, student well-being ... have ticked all the boxes of formal education, join the Islamic State to ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... April 24, 2017 , ... Miami Periodontist ... the 2017 Oral Reconstruction Foundation’s 2017 Symposium on Tissue Regeneration and Implant Dentistry ... present its annual Global Symposium at the Fontainebleau Hotel located in Miami Beach, ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... , ... A 2-in-1 bottleless water appliance provides both purified ... Texas, here are the ways in which this technology can benefit dental offices: ... fresh, oxygenated water, with both cold and hot options. , Convenience for Dentists ...
(Date:4/22/2017)... Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Small Business Administration of Eastern Pennsylvania has named PROSHRED® Security of ... Pennsylvania-native Ginny Heron-Doerr, PROSHRED® Philadelphia specializes in providing information destruction ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... April 21, 2017 , ... An April ... of a pair of ancient teeth, which reveal a great deal about prehistoric ice-age ... a sharp stone may have been used to remove decayed dental matter, and that ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... Sweden , April 20, 2017 ... NEVPF) ("NeuroVive") today announced positive preclinical results ... preclinical compound for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), in ... NV556 has previously shown ... NASH model. Today, NeuroVive,s scientists present novel ...
(Date:4/19/2017)...  IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX ) today ... first quarter 2017 after the close of trading on ... host a corresponding conference call beginning at 2:30 p.m. ... in listening to the conference call may do so ... 326-3030 for international callers, using conference ID: 92158987.  A ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... 2017  Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... developing new treatments for cancer and other unmet ... previously announced underwritten public offering of 23,625,084 shares ... price of $2.00 per share, before deducting underwriting ... by Sorrento.  The net proceeds to Sorrento from ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: