‘Genie’ Robot Trial at Royal Court features on ITV West Country News

It was fantastic to see ITV West Country News feature Royal Court last night and its participation in the trial of the ‘Genie’ Robot.  The project is being lead by a team at the University of Plymouth who are looking how technology can help elderly people.  It has a wide range of functions but of the key ones in the current situation is its ability to keep connected with family, though its easy video calls.  Our thanks go to Molly, her daughter Suzanne and Home Manager Lesley who were all featured (with internal footage taken by a member of staff). Click below to the story on ITV’s website where you can watch the film and see their full story. We look forward to seeing how this develops – it’s just one of the ways we are harnessing technology in our homes to support the care we offer.

https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2020-12-16/the-robots-being-used-to-tackle-loneliness-among-cheltenham-care-home-residents