Anchor Robotics Personalised Assisted Living Studio


The Anchor Society is proud to support the Anchor Robotics Personalised Assisted Living Studio based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory.

Led by Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly the Laboratory is helping to develop  and test innovations and technologies that will help older people retain their independence.

The studio comprises an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area and a bathroom and bedroom. The studio has been set up with a network of wireless sensors linked to a Smart Home Controller Hub, Wi-Fi cameras and an ADSL connection.

For more information about the project either go to  a link to a video or direct to the Assisted Living Studio webpage.

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Independence with dignity – the real challenge we face today

Growing older is not an option, goes the saying. And of course more and more of us are living to what my mum called a “ripe old age”.

That’s fantastic news. But what is increasingly clear is that society has been incredibly slow to gear up for the challenges as well as the opportunities that longevity brings. It’s been the “elephant in the room” for successive governments: issues with such huge implications for our public services (and public purse) that we haven’t grasped the nettle.

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