Of singing dolls and gymnastics dogs

For Sabina Misoch, Head of the Interdisciplinary Competence Centre for Ageing at the FHS St.Gallen, one of the highlights of her research trip to Japan was a visit to a nursing home offering robotic therapies.

In search of the secret to a longer life

During her research trip to Japan, Sabina Misoch, Head of the Interdisciplinary Competence Centre for Ageing (IKOA) at the FHS St.Gallen, visited the village of Ogimi on the island of Okinawa – home to more centenarians than anywhere else in the world.

Digital Nursing Assistants as Substitutes?

Swiss care homes are making ever-greater use of robots. These therapeutic or activation robots, as they are known, are designed to relieve the burden on caregivers – but they should not be seen as a substitute for them.