Future Trends in Care

Robots in the Care Sector
An aging population brings new challenges to care – that is clear.

Fewer young people – who could potentially work in the care sector – are facing a large part of the population that is reaching an ever-higher age and needs to be cared for. Also, legislative proposals aimed at the "generalization" of nursing professions will not be able to change much. Similarly scarce are the large-scale campaigns to improve the image of the professional field.

Added to this comes globalization, which demands more mobility for the younger generation. As a result, few children still live close to their parents. The family-based home care is thus usually no longer ensured. At the same time, affinity for technology is rising, not least through smartphones and wearables. Care by robots could, therefore, be a solution in the long term.

Robots in the care sector are a probable scenario:

With the new developments in technology, the gap between demand and supply in care can be closed. 

Care-robots / Caregiver robots or Nursing robots, maybe the "Care-bots" could determine the future picture of nursing homes. Maybe even in the home environment. At the moment, the development of robots for the care sector is still taking baby steps. At this point, I will publish articles and videos that highlight the phenomenon of Care-bots and answer the following questions:

  • How does the development of the international market look?
  • What are the trends?
  • What projects are happening right now and how are they progressing?
  • What ethical questions arise?
  • How do investments in robotics pay off in terms of investment in the care market?