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Barry Sardis is the founder and chief editor of TechForAging. He started his journey in the tech world 50 years ago as a self-taught programmer. Having an immense passion for technology, he finds joy in two things: learning stuff and helping others learn by teaching them.
As a generalist, he has taken up several roles in his career in fields like software development, customer support, product marketing, product & strategic planning. He is also involved in start-up activities and has volunteered for multiple communities by being a technology advisor in a sizable 55+/Active Adult Community and at The Computer History Museum.
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A Personal Robot Companion
Companion Animal Robots
Companion animal robots can provide benefits for dementia patients and elders experiencing loneliness. Paro, a robot baby seal, is a well-known example targeted for institutional use. Hasbro spinout Joy for All offers affordable robotic cats and a dog for seniors in institutional and home use. This is a good report on its use.